Brooklyn-born rapper best known for his collaborations with Nas. His verse on Nas' seminal debut album, Illmatic, was the only guest verse on the album and has since become legendary.
His debut solo album, 1995's Doe or Die, reached #1 on the U.S. R&B/Hip Hop Albums charts.
He was ranked as the #1 Most Underrated Rapper of All Time by the editors of About.com.
His parents are of Dominican and African American descent. His real name is Anthony Cruz.
He was part of The Firm with Nas, Foxy Brown, and Nature.