His 2002 album, Still Ghetto, featured the Platinum-certified song "Put That Woman First."
He was raised in New Brunswick, New Jersey and his father died when he was three years old.
His 2006 album, Ghetto Classics, peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and sold more than 153,000 copies in its first week alone.
His grandfather toured and sang with The Drifters. He has one daughter, Shemeka.
Another famous hip hop songwriter and singer is R. Kelly.