Akhil Penumudi, aka Brown Mamba was born in Hyderabad, India, though his family quickly relocated to Singapore and then, by the time he was five years old, to San Diego. He attended the University of San Diego, graduating with both a biochemistry degree and a nine-song sorority mixtape.
He released his album Mamba Legacy Deluxe in April 2021, debuting at number 19 on the iTunes top 100 list and at number 185 on top 200 overall all genres. Mixed and mastered by Darrick Ofenloch, owner of Driftwood Recording Studio in Pacific Beach, among the 24 songs are no less than eight which pay tribute to the late Kobe Bryant. A single and video was released for the track "Here to Stay."