By age five, Nashville native KeAnthony Dillard was an associate of his family gospel group, dubbed the Gospel True Notes. Whatever potential he previously, musical or elsewhere, was sidetracked when he was convicted of aggravated robbery, a rsulting consequence being converted into law enforcement by his longtime companion. He spent eight years in prison. Immediately after that, he was authorized as a single artist towards the Reprise label, where he documented his debut recording, A Hustlaz Tale. Dillard penned each monitor, with production the help of the Underdogs, Container, and Mike Town. The recording, led from the solitary “Forever My Homie” — a ballad regarding his friend’s betrayal — was released in August 2008.