A.k.a. Matchstik, he is a rapper, singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and CEO of M. Republik Music Group. He released his second album, The Great Awakening, in 2011.
He won a Good Conduct medal while enlisted with the U.S. Navy.
He is also an ambassador for TOMS shoes and he is the founder of The Good Music And A Good Cause movement.
His father was a soldier in the U.S. Army Reserves and abandoned Forrest and his siblings at a young age.
He tweeted a picture of himself with Hillary Rodham Clinton on election night, 2008.