Mengesha "Mystro" Francis, was born Mengesha Issac Feseha (fa-say-ha), June 13, 1971. He is of African-American and Ethiopian descent. He goes by the stage name "Mystro" that was givin to him by, Rap Producer "Battlecat", "Mystro" is a native of South Central Los Angeles, and is a classically trained pianist, and has a Gospel, Hip-Hop, and Classical style of playing the piano. Mengesha started out as a child actor. The pronunciation of Mengesha is MEN-GEE-SHA. "Mystro's" Piano influences range from Bach, Beethoven, and Stravinsky to Thelonious Monk, Jerry Lee Lewis, Herbie Hancock, and Quincy Jones.