Born Lloyd Ahlquist, he is a comedic rapper who is known for his YouTube series Epic Rap Battles of History. He also has a personal channel with more than 490,000 subscribers.
He studied at UMass Amherst, although he dropped out, and also studied at Chicago's The Second City.
He won the Best Original Song Award at the 3rd Streamy Awards in 2013. He helped found Mission IMPROVable.
He was raised in Exeter and Epsom, New Hampshire and lived in Chicago before moving to Los Angeles. He married a woman named Josie.
His comedic partner is fellow rapper Peter Shukoff, AKA NicePeter.