Born and raised in NW Indiana bordering Illinois, Pinkey The Brain grew up listening to Chicago radio station WGCI. It was her love of Hip-Hop and R&B music that served as an escape from the effects of the drug and gang influences that permeated the neighborhood she grew up in.
Not letting the passion for the music strictly be a passive one, Pinkey stepped into the role of an artist, performing with the group Lady Killaz, from Iowa. Taking her love for music and the business even further, she studied Broadcasting in college, fueling her desire to be a radio personality.
Her natural charisma and rhythm on a broadcast microphone gained her the opportunity to display her talents on Flood 93 Radio, as host of "The Playground" radio show. Citing Angie Martinez and Charlamagne tha God as her influences, Pinkey has carved a name for herself, hosting various music and community events in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, IA areas.