He was a member of the breakdancing crew the Bboys in the 1980s. During this time he made a name for himself as a graffiti artist in the West Midlands.
His first studio album timeless released in 1995 and reached number 7 in the UK charts.
He was raised in children's homes by various foster parents.
He starred in the 1999 British film Everybody Loves Sunshine with David Bowie.