Representing Brooklyn's East Flatbush neighborhood with a view from the streets, Fetty Luciano started rapping during a prison term and within a year of his release debuted on Def Jam with Story to Tell (2018), a hard-edged mixtape featuring an appearance from fellow GS9 crew member Bobby Shmurda.
As a youngster growing up in Brooklyn, Remy Marshall was known for his basketball talent, as was his older brother Chad, aka Rowdy Rebel. In 2014, the high schooler and his brother, along with recent Epic Records signee Bobby Shmurda and fellow members of GS9, were arrested on various charges and later sentenced to prison terms. Influenced and encouraged by his older brother, Remy wrote his first rhymes while incarcerated, and within two days of his December 2017 release started working on music. He swiftly landed a recording contract with Def Jam, and in August 2018 officially released his first singles: "On the Wall," on which he and the still-imprisoned Shmurda alternated verses, and "FASHO," featuring Gunna. Both tracks appeared on Story to Tell, a ten-track commercial mixtape issued that October.