Anthem was born Bobby Lee Knight Jr. on March 06, 1996 in Suffolk, Virginia. His mother ended her military career to be a mother. Anthem discovered his gift in music in the 5th grade, when his music teacher asked him to turn his poetry into a song. His parents divorced when he was 11 years old. He started using music as an escape. He started getting into trouble in school and felt the only way people would listen to his side was through music.

Anthem made his first song “Take the Offer” in 2015 produced by Ayo The Gawd. After working on a few projects together, Ayo taught Anthem how to make beats. The two evolved into the Gawd Bros producer duo.

Anthem met Morgan Cashboy at his apartment complex flying drone. He played his song “Dancer” for Morgan. Morgan offered to shoot a music video for the song. At moment he knew that Anthem was the next big thing in music history. On November 2, 2016 Anthem signed to CashBoy Records in Atlanta, GA.