Rapper and actor who has become a respected voice in hip-hop with albums like 1996's Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous and 2006's Where the Nuke At. As an actor, he is known for his roles in such films as 2005's 17000 Block and 2014's Finesse.
He grew up in Detroit, Michigan.
In 2006, he received Lifetime Achievement honors at the Detroit Music Awards.
His real name is Curtis Franklin. He has children named Kayla and Azahe.
He appears with Zaytoven in the 2012 drama Birds of a Feather.