He grew up in Fillmore District of San Francisco, California. He made his rapping debut on Too Short's Life Is... (1988) album right out of high school.
He was featured in the crime film Winner Takes All (1998), which co-starred other rappers like Cypress Hill's B-Real.
His real name is Anthony Forté. He has children.
He was featured on Mac Dre's 2004 song "My Alphabets."