Rapper, filmmaker, writer, and activist, he is best known for his pseudo-docudrama Snow On Da Bluff, which was filmed over many years and released on Netflix in 2012.
He was a drug dealer on the rougher side of town in Atlanta, the part of town also known as "The Bluff." He spent sporadic amounts of time behind bars and has been on probation a variety of times as well, which is what took filming Snow On Da Bluff so long.
He published his book My Name Is Curtis Snow And I Am A G as a companion to Snow On Da Bluff in 2012. He began writing the book when he was young, recording his experiences in the dark underbelly of the city. He sees himself as an advocate for everyone who grew up in areas that were violent, impoverished, and desperately needed a voice.
He grew up with his mother, father, and brother on the Bluff. His father was a drug dealer, while his mother was an addict. He fell into dealing drugs fairly quickly and was also an addict for a time. When his mother suddenly died of a brain aneurysm after his brother was murdered, he saw himself at an impasse if his life didn't change. He tried but it has taken him quite a bit of time as well as a near-fatal slash in the throat with box cutters.
His film Snow On Da Bluff was finally picked up by Netflix after years of trying because The Wire actor Michael K. Williams came on board as a producer and personally vouched for it.