Lynx was born Ahmad Abdulrahim on June 8, 1983, in New Haven, Connecticut. His father Mahdiy
Abdulrahim, a pianist, Chose the name Ahmad for his son because of its Arabic Meaning: “highly praised” or “worthy of praise.” Lynx was raised by his mother, Brenda until the age of 12. Grown up in
New Havens Ghettos , it sometimes seemed to that the deck was stacked against him as a “Black American.“ Music seemed to be the only out-let for Lynx being surrounded by Drug infested neighborhoods and crime oriented minds.