Born Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., this reggae-influenced rapper gained recognition for his song "Woo Hah!" and became known for his rapid rhyming. He is also a founding member of the record label Conglomerate.
He has been called one of the most prolific rappers in history, was nominated for over ten Grammy Awards, and appeared in the 2000 film, Shaft.
He once opened for Mariah Carey on her Adventures of Mimi Tour.
He went to high school with Jay-Z, DMX, and The Notorious B.I.G..
He had three sons named T'ziah, T'Khi, and Trillian with his former girlfriend Joanne Wood. He also had a daughter named Mariah in 1998 with another ex-girlfriend.