Earned the nickname "Bone Crusher" in high school. Worked as a chef at Atlanta's Yin Yang Cafe and at the Waffle House. At the Yin Yang Cafe, he occasionally performed with a band called the Chronicle. Beginning in 1996, he sold hooks and songs to such acts as Bow Wow, Too Short and OutKast. With his wife Aneesah, he started the First Chance Variety House in Smyrna, GA. Encouraged to become a contestant on the fourth season of Celebrity Fit Club by his rapper buddy Bizarre, who appeared on the third season. Started a record label, Vainglorious Entertainment, with his wife in 2007. Lost 51 pounds when he appeared on Celebrity Fit Club, and later released a workout DVD in 2008 called Battle of the Bulge. Hosted a fund-raiser in 2011 for the non-profit Boys2Men Home and Sanctuary for Youth in Georgia, which mentors males age 13-25.