One of the rising stars of Def Jam’s crop of Chicago rappers, he uses his lyrics to talk about the city rap scene and life in Englewood, on the South Side.
He self-released his early mixtapes through his own OTF (Only the Family) label.
His first single for Def Jam, Dis Ain’t What U Want, expressed his frustration with what he saw as the misplaced blame for Chicago’s street violence.
He was born in the notoriously violent Englewood neighborhood in Chicago’s South Side. His father, Dontay Banks, began a prison sentence for life in 1994. He has two sons named Zayden and Angelo and a daughter named Bella.
He teamed up with Chief Keef, another up and coming Def Jam rapper, for several tracks.