Rapper associated with the "hyphy" movement who is known for albums like 1999's Both Sides Of The Gate, 2005's California Livin' Part Two and 2009's 3-album trilogy Da, Da Bad and Da Ugly. He has also served as the CEO of the Thizz Entertainment label.
He grew up in the Country Club Crest neighborhood of Vallejo, California. He performed in various raps groups, winning music contests and appearing on local television stations in the Bay Area.
He has had numerous run-ins with the law, having been arrested on attempted murder, drug trafficking and felony gun possession charges.
His birth name is Jamal David Diggs.
He collaborate with the late Mac Dre on two tracks from the rapper's 2004 album The Genie of the Lamp.