Songwriter, music producer and multi-instrumentalist who shared songwriting credits on the two Grammy-nominated songs "Young, Wild & Free" and "Grenade." He joined the production team 1500 or Nothin'. He also works with own band called Groovy Maniacs.
He was a member of the Crips and was incarcerated several times as a teenager. He became a musician at 14 and initially toured as a bassist.
He grew up in a house that constantly had music playing, listening mainly to his mother play jazz.
He has worked with Bruno Mars on Mars' albums after meeting the singer when he was 17 years old.