Originally from Colorado, Phraseology is based out of Tacoma, Washington, where he studied Sociology & Anthropology, International Political Economy, and Politics and Government at the University of Puget Sound graduating in December of 2016. His music reflects his own experiences, academic interests and seeks to highlight lived social, political and economic struggles existing in the world. He has conducted research on the connections of Hip-Hop and identity, authenticity, social change, and political resistance, in the Pacific Northwest, Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Havana, Cuba; Montevideo, Uruguay; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.