He got his start as the main producer for the hip-hop group Little Brother. His work with the group led to him being given the opportunity to produce music for Jay Z's Black Album in 2003.
In 2007 he was named Artist-In-Residence by the Chancellor of North Carolina Central University, where he began teaching a Hip-Hop History class.
His real name is Patrick Denard Douthit. He is from Midway, North Carolina.
In 2010, he and rapper David Banner released the collaborative album Death of a Pop Star.