Also known as Tip Harris, he has released five platinum hip-hop albums and won multiple Grammy Awards. His best known songs include "Top Back," "Soldier" and "U Don't Know Me."
He dropped out of Douglass High School and was arrested several times as a teen for selling drugs.
He had acting roles in the films Ant-Man in 2015, Takers in 2010, American Gangster in 2007, and ATL in 2006.
He married Tameka Harris in 2010. Tameka filed for divorce in 2016. He has two daughters, Deyjah and Heiress, and four sons, Domani, King, Major and Messiah. He also had a step-daughter named Zonnique through his marriage to Tameka.
He appeared in numerous episodes of Boss with Kelsey Grammer.