Born and raised on the southside of Houston, Texas, in the Hiram Clarke subdivision, Francois Sonier, AKA CHI$E, learned the lessons of life at a young age. Using his early years for athletics, CHI$E always maintained a passion for music. Whether it was a freestyle session in the huddle on the field or at lunch while attending elementary school, Chi$e seemed to always have the right things to say. Born July 11, 1984, the significance of the numbers 7 and 11 seemed to have luck running through the veins of this newly born son. But not all seemed well a couple years later due to the politics of our society and the black ball put on all african american males. Whether it was trouble in school due to his outspoken nature, or altercations outside of school with law enforcement and enemies from rivaling neighborhoods, all efforts toward success seemed road blocked and bleek. But, through it all, CHI$E maintained a cool head and always made the best of his situations. Playing football and basketball his entire life seemed to have balanced the good and the bad. This created a person of wisdom. One which learns from experince.
Chi$e remembers well, " People judge alot from the outside. I was told not to wear my emotions on my sleeve. So from sight, I'm always good. Honestly, stuff happens everday and thats just life. I found other ways to control my emotions; sports and a little extra curricular activity ya dig! (laughs). People that know me know what I'm involved in. They know that I'm connected with a lot of people everywhere. I have one full brother and another half brother. I also have three beautiful half sisters all from my biological father. My mother remarried in 1993 and from this marriage I learned to accept others that don't share the same blood into my family. It seemed like I created a big family consisting of all sorts of people. If you messed with me, then I messed with you. You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours. If you're against me, see ya when I see ya. Thats how I feel. My loyalty attracted people to me because they knew I was down no matter what. This led to some unfortunate events, BUT THE LORD HAD MY BEST INTEREST AT HEART AND DELIVERED ME FROM A LOT OF SITUATIONS. HE PUT CERTAIN PEOPLE IN MY LIFE FOR A REASON. Shouts B.W.B and successful friends of the past. I really believe that because I could lose it sometimes. But people close to me that lose it all of the time took measures far beyond the measures I took. I made sure I would get away no matter how dirty it got, but, these cats love to be dirty and Im THANKFUL. I MESS WIT EM."
CHI$E did make it to the ranks of college. He attended Prairie View A&M University 2002-2006. He played football for three years before answering his calling of delivering messages over a microphone and hot tracks via protools. It wasn't until he stopped playing football and realized the neccessities of life that he tapped in to his God given talent. So now the entertainment industry braces itself for the next up and coming HIP HOP MOGUL, CHI$E aka FRANCHI$E DOLLAR SIGNS. WORLD BEWARE!.