Born Orville Richard Burrell, he is a reggae-pop singer and rapper whose single "It Wasn't Me" was a #1 hit in 2000. He also released "Angel" and "Boombastic" to critical acclaim.
He served in the military during Operation Desert Storm. His first single was "Oh Carolina."
In 1996, his album Boombastic won Best Reggae Album at the 51st Grammy Awards. He played the crab Sebastian in the 2019 ABC production The Little Mermaid Live!
In 1995, he released a remix of the popular Marvin Gaye song "Sexual Healing."