Born Gerald Earl Gillum, he is a hip hop artist who is best known for his 2011 cover of the '60s hit Runaround Sue.
His independent album The Endless Summer was nominated for Best Rap/Hip-hop Album or Mixtape by Best of the Beat in 2011.
He, like Lil B, is one of the rappers representing the Bay Area rap scene.
He joined his first rap group, Bay Boyz, as a teen and began to produce a number of singles as a sophomore while attending Loyola University of New Orleans.
He has a younger brother named James, who plays the trumpet.