- After his mother died when he was 9, he went to live with his father and stepmother in New Mexico, but got into trouble and ended up in state custody as a teen.
- His parents didn't like rap music and would break his rap CDs when he was a kid.
- Released his first solo album in 1996, At the Speed of Life, after honing his skills with guest appearances on the CDs of other hip-hop artists, like King Tee and Tha Alkaholiks.
- Made his feature-film debut in The Breaks (1999).
- Known for performing on stage while riding a tricked-out lowrider bicycle.
- Has participated in the Gumball 3000, and international road rally, several times; lost his license for speeding during the 2007 event.
- In February 2010, won a NAACP Image award for Outstanding Reality Series for his work on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
- Is a science-fiction fan, though considers himself a "skeptic" regarding the existence of aliens and ghosts.
- Prefers writing his rap music, as opposed to letting it flow freestyle.
- Gatlyn — Son
- Tremayne — Son
- Xavier Kingston Joiner — Son
- Birth Name: Alvin Nathaniel Joiner
- Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
- Profession: Rapper, Reality-show host, Actor
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