Producer and educator Lawrence Grey was inspired to create Young Producers Group (YPG) in 2010 after working with the youth at an alternatives to incarceration center in Brooklyn called the Center for Community Alternatives (CCA). In the studio at CCA, the only thing that mattered was how committed and focused someone was to their music. Socioeconomic backgrounds and life experiences, usually things that keep people apart, served as creative tools to bring people together. This experience had a profound impact on Lawrence, inspiring him to go to UCLA and get a masters degree in education. Having received a Bachelor's degree in music from NYU with a focus on electronic music composition, he was in a unique position to create YPG. Lawrence is also an Ableton Certified Trainer.