Mengesha was born Mengesha Issac Feseha (fa-say-ha), he is of Ethiopian/American descent. Mengesha goes by the stage name "Mystro" that was given to him by Rap Producer "Battlecat." "Mystro" is a native of South Central Los Angeles, and started playing piano at the tender age of five years old where he was classically trained. He also learned and developed a playing style of Gospel, Hip-Hop and Jazz. Mystro's Piano and Keyboard influences range from Stravinsky, Thelonious Monk, Billy Preston, and Herbie Hancock. During his studies at UCLA and West LA College Mystro was discovered by music industry professionals. After continuing his training he worked as a music teacher with Heavenly Vision Christian Academy from 1991-1995. During his tenure at Heavenly Vision, Mystro founded the Power of Music Children's Choir that made finalist in the 1995 McDonald's Gospel Fest. Mystro worked professionally with seasoned Rap and R&B recording artists Jodeci; The Luniz and Dazzie Dee and he worked with Janet Jackson. Mystro is a member of The Professional Musicians Union Local 47 since 2000. Some of his musical production work can be found on MCA Records; Capitol Records and Virgin Records. In 2011 Mystro produced a Musical Medley Piano video tribute honoring Michael Jackson titled: "Michael Jacksonology." The video was approved by John G. Branca and John McClain of the Michael Jackson Estate and was noted as one of the best tributes honoring the late King of Pop. Most recently Mystro founded a jazz, funk, pop & hip-hop band titled; The Mengesha Mystro Francis Trio.