Because of her financial situation at the time their mother had to take them to be raised by their grandmother in her native St.Elizabeth where they grew up under her strict guidance and endured the harsh disciplines of country life. Their mother came back for them when she got settled when they were about age five. They grew up between Water House, Grants Pen, and Chisolm Ave for the most part. As children growing up in these volatile surroundings ,the twins were influenced by their surroundings in similar yet different ways. Patrick was from very early a funny outspoken revolutionary who from a tender age was already a proficient writer who had a natural gift of organizing how he felt and expressed it through poems and music. His older brother Delroy would play a pivotal role in his early development as an artiste by encouraging him to showcase his talent on some local talent shows like Lincholn (Sugar) Minott’s youth promotion Etc. It was while attending Papine Secondary School that Patrick would create and develop his first stage play ironically in biology class when the teacher was absent. To everyone’s surprise almost the entire school was at the Biology Class window trying to get a glimpse of the brilliance that was unfolding. Unknown to Patrick at the time, this was just a tip of the iceberg, as his ability to imagine, capture and present the plight of the common man in a humorous way would one day take him and his brother to the forefront of Jamaican culture and write their names with a permanent marker in the music, comedy, and film history books.
Influenced by an incident where a tailor embarrassed the twins when they couldn’t pay for their school uniforms, Paul vowed to make them himself and did. Paul became so adept at fashion designing in fact that he would begin to attract clientele which included celebrities like Capleton, Sizzla, Jah Cure, Everton Blender to name a few. It was Paul’s brilliance in this area that inspired Patrick to later conceptualize the Kingston 13 clothing line way before the popularity of merchandising in today’s Jamaican music industry.
Patrick’s natural tendency to imitate the voices of who he spoke about when telling a story was noticed by one of their friends, Dwayne (psycho) Christie. In 1996. Dwayne suggested Patrick recorded this intriguing art that would cause a phenomena that came to be known as the “Stir it Up volumes.” The series began with volumes 1,2 and 3 which Patrick conceptualized ,wrote and recorded the most of and invited his brother Paul to play the character of Famous Demus. Initially, even though Stir it up 1,2and 3 was an instant sensation that would go viral long before the term was coined Paul had concerns that his brother’s music career would not be taken seriously.