Damez was born Damién Denzel Ross Henderson on April 27, 1994 in Jackson, Mississippi. He discovered his love for music at an early age and began writing songs and performing in front of family as a child. His parents relocated their family to Atlanta, Georgia when he was six years old. There, he began to explore his artistry as he experienced his adolescent years into early adulthood, going through an unfortunate series of events, such as the divorce of his parents and the untimely death of his brother Ryan (Google #JusticeForRyan) before he graduated high school. While in college, he began recording music and released his debut EP Midnight on Cloud Nine in December 2014. He soon began doing live shows and released his first full-length album, The Art of Extravagance, in digital stores and major streaming platforms worldwide on February 6, 2017, exactly 3 months before he graduated from college.