Born David Constantine Brooks, he rose to fame for his singles, "Dying" and "Weh Dem A Do," which aired on radio stations across the globe. In 2008 he received the UK MOBO Award for Best Reggae Act.
He grew up in a ghetto called Cuban in Kingston, Jamaica.
He has released an array of albums, including Gangsta for Life: The Symphony of David Brooks, Want War, and Mr. Brooks...A Better Tomorrow.
He married Monique McKenzie in 2012. Together they have four children.
He was featured on Drake's 2010 song "Find Your Love."