Born in Washington, D.C., he moved to Fresno, California while in his youth. Killa Tay is best known for his tenure on AWOL Records, including his collaborations with C-Bo, as well as his debut album, Mr. Mafioso, released in 1998. Several months after his debut, Killa Tay joined forces with Lunasicc and KJ to form the supergroupDosia. They went on to produce one album, Waiting to Inhale, released November 3, 1998 on AWOL Records. Two years later, in 2000, Tay released solo projects Snake Eyes and Thug Thisle simultaneously.