Born Michael Owusu Addo, he is a hip hop and hiplife recording artist who was the recipient of the 2012 BET Award for Best International Act: Africa category. He was nominated for the same award in 2014.
He dropped his debut studio album entitled Makye in 2009.
He has been nominated for World Music Awards, Independent Music Awards, and has been the recipient of several Ghana Music Award honors. He won Best Rap Act at the 2014 MTV Base Africa Music Awards, Best Hip Hop song at the 2014 World Independent Awards, and was named 8th Most Bankable Artist in Africa by Forbes in 2013.
He has three older siblings and one younger. He was born and raised in Tema, Ghana by his mother Emma Maame Aggrey.
He was nominated for a Ghana Music Award for Best Collaboration of the Year for the song "Down On One," featuring Fuse ODG.