Ali Vegas is an underground rap artist from South Jamaica, Queens, New York. He is a close childhood friend of NBA Player Lamar Odom (Odom often affectionately calls Vegas his "cousin"; however, they are not related). He is currently signed to Odom’s label Rich Soil. He announced he is changing his name to "Hebrew 12:15" in honour of Odom’s son, Jayden, who died at the age of 7 months in late June 2006. Jayden was born on December 15th, 2005.