American rapper and actor who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 16-year-old fan Steve Thomas. Prior to his incarceration, he was known for albums like his Platinum-selling debut, 1998's Life or Death.
He was born in New Orleans and got his start as a guest rapper on various releases from No Limit Records, including Down South Hustlers: Bouncin' and Swingin'.
He has written several novels from inside prison, including Death Around the Corner and Bound By Loyalty.
His album Life or Death features guest verses from his brother, rapper Silkk the Shocker.