Corbin Laedlein was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His mother is also a native of Brooklyn and his father grew up in southern New Jersey. Laedlein was raised in Red Hook and Bedford-Stuyvesant, and attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City and Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. While at Rutgers, he co-founded Fusion: The Rutgers Union of Mixed People, an organization for mixed-race students to talk about identity, racism, relationships, and other social issues. After graduation, Laedlein went on to work for Added Value, a non-profit in Red Hook that aims to develop new leaders through urban agriculture.