Born Gerald Earl Gillum, he is a hip hop artist whose first major album, These Things Happen, peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200. His single "Me, Myself, & I," reached top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
He joined his first rap group, Bay Boyz, as a teen and began to produce a number of singles as a sophomore while attending Loyola University of New Orleans.
His independent album The Endless Summer was nominated for Best Rap/Hip-hop Album or Mixtape by Best of the Beat in 2011.
His single "Him & I" features Halsey.