Dwayne Maze was born in San Jose, CA and started writing and performing at the age of 17. After his first exposure to music, performing with a small group during a high school pep rally, Maze was hooked and sought to further this career. Although his first love was basketball, an injury steered him away from sports and allowed him to develop his love for music and writing. Maze says, "Having a voice and the ability to influence is what drives me. If I can Influence others like certain artists have influenced me, I'll die a happy man."