Performed under the name MC DJ Flavor, frequently appearing on Chuck D's radio show while the future rapper was a graphic design student at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY; he eventually secured his own show on the station.
Was charged with attempted murder in 1993 for allegedly shooting at a neighbor, and spent 90 days in prison; was later charged with domestic violence and possession of cocaine and marijuana.
Was nominated for Best Rap Video at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards for Public Enemy's "Give It Up."
After reportedly recording several albums during the '90s that were never released, finally put out his self-titled solo debut on October 31, 2006, on his own Draytown Records.
Has appeared in numerous movies, including Mo' Better Blues, New Jack City, CB4 and Private Parts.
Has starred in several reality shows, including VH1's The Surreal Life, Strange Love and Flavor of Love, and The Farm on England's Channel 5.
Is a classically trained pianist, and plays several other instruments, including guitar and drums.