Born DeAndre Cortez Way, he created the dance sensation "Crank That," which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007.
He moved from Chicago to Atlanta to Mississippi in order to pursue a career in music.
He released the singles "Turn My Swag On" and "Kiss Me Thru the Phone," which was nominated for a Viewer's Choice Award in 2009.
He grew up with his older brother, and ahis younger brother named Deion Jenkins, who died in an auto collision in 2011.
He and Bow Wow had a well publicized feud in 2009 that involved a Lamborghini race.
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