Born Aaron Yates, he is an American rapper who had his greatest commercial success with the 2002 album Absolute Power. He was also a featured artist on the singles, Interlude and Worldwide Choppers.
His stage name comes from the name of a handgun, the TEC-P semi-automatic that he received as a gift from the rapper Black Walt.
He had a small role opposite Justin Timberlake in the 2006 crime drama Alpha Dog.
He had an interest in the supernatural and often went searching for ghosts as a child.
He has three children: Alyia, Reign and Dontez.