Ounce, was born Andrew Ramirez on September 13, 1994 in San Antonio, Texas. Ounce is also known as OZ, 210 Ounce and Lil Ounce. Ounce has stated that his favorite rappers are Tupac, Eminem, Bun-B and Pimp C of UGK, Jay-Z, Chamillionaire, Trae the Truth and ZRO.
Ounce possesses the talent and musical passion to turn heads in the music industry with his charisma, astounding studio resume, and his street credibility all obtained at such a young age. Ounce began rapping at the age of nine participating in schoolyard battles and ciphers, to gain the respect of his peers. At the astonishing age of eleven, Ounce was also producing his own music. Although early on Ounce was often doubted as an emcee, the period after his middle school years played a major role in Ounce’s musical development which would ultimately lead to a career pursuing his passion.
Ounce started recording music as a secular artist, then became a Christian rapper, then transitioned into commercial distribution music. Ounce has performed in talent shows all across San Antonio, Texas, and has performed in clubs bars and venues all starting at the age of 14.
Ounce operating independently had great passion and understanding of music, yet lacked the proper management and direction. That never stopped Ounce from furthering his independent music career. Ounce knew that his faith in God, and his hard work ethic would one day pay off for him.