Born Gerald Earl Gillum, he is a hip hop Artist who is best known for his 2011 cover of the '60s hit Runaround Sue.
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.
He has a younger brother named James, who plays the trumpet. He confirmed his relationship with pop singer Halsey at New York Fashion Week 2017.
He, like Lil B, is one of the Rappers representing the Bay Area rap scene.