Born Jordan Thorpe, Pardison Fontaine played basketball until his freshman year at Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Delaware. He received a scholarship of athletics but made the decision to return to his hometown of Newburgh, New York, and work more seriously on music. He made his debut in the early 2010’s and released his first mixtape Not Supposed to Be Here in 2015, eventually releasing a series of songs over the next two years.
As a songwriter, Fontaine caused a sensation in 2017 with “Bodak Yellow”, Cardi B’s number one hit. Success continued with G-Eazy’s “No Limit” and Rita Ora’s “Girls”, as well as Kanye West’s album “Ye”, on which Fontaine helped write five songs. In September 2018, Fontaine made a name for himself as a lead artist with the song “Backin’ It Up”, in collaboration with Cardi B. In 2019, he released solo singles including “Madden Flow”, “Rodman” and “Shea Butter”, as well as “Peach” with Yung Miami of the City Girls.