Rapper and actor whose first acting credit came as Hakeem Lyon on Fox's hit drama series Empire. He started his rapping career when he was 16 years old.
He worked three jobs growing up to help provide for his family. As a rapper, he performed at local shows in Philadelphia.
He worked at Pizza Hut and used the money he made there to pay for his first music video before being fired for writing music at work.
He and his sister grew up in West Philadelphia with a single mother.
He and Jussie Smollett both landed regular roles on the show Empire.