He was 14 when he was shot by a co-worker while working at Red Lobster. He struggled through a nine-month period of partial paralysis by learning how to be a DJ.
He fully produced Missy Elliott's 1997 debut album, Supa Dupa Fly.
His younger brother is fellow rapper Sebastian. He married Monique Idlett on June 10, 2008 and they divorced in 2013. He has two sons named Frankie and Demetrius, and a daughter named Reign.
He produced most of One in a Million, Aaliyah's 1996 sophomore album.