Erica Banks is an American rapper from DeSoto, Texas. Following the release of her first three mixtapes, she signed to 1501 Certified Entertainment, who released her self-titled mixtape in June 2020. It spawned her first charting single, “Buss It”, which went viral on TikTok. Banks was raised in DeSoto, Texas. She began writing poetry at age 12, winning several school contests, and started rapping in high school. While attending Texas A&M University–Commerce as a nursing student, she recorded her first songs, and dropped out during her sophomore year to pursue a career in music.