Also known by the names Donnie Lewis, Skillz and Mad Skillz, he is a rapper who gained acclaim for his 1996 album From Where???
One of his earliest influences as a musical artist was Run DMC.
Beginning in 2002, he would publish annual end-of-year "rap ups" to summarize what happened in the year that just past. He created a web series called Hip Hop Confessionals.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, he briefly lived in Fayetteville, North Carolina before moving to Richmond, Virginia.
Missy Elliott and Kandi were featured on his single "Crew Deep."