A New York native bouncing around as a child between Philadelphia and New Orleans, Heist has his musical roots grounded in the hip-hop of Brooklyn, pop-rap of Philly, and jazzy R&B of NOLA. Heist grew up playing the drums and piano and has been heavily influenced by his father Michael Jurick—drummer of Ultrasound.
Following the connection with songwriter and producer Johnny High, the two of them collaborated on numerous tracks - Romeo, Sweet Susie, & Nuclear Weapons. Until only recently has Heist begun producing records - When I Close My Eyes, Cold Cities, & Demons, tracks that all appear on his most recent project, Ain't Right, Ain't Wrong.
"Ideas don't come from out of the blue, and they don't merely come from us. We're tuning in to them, overhearing them, remembering them, recognizing them."