Dirty Red was born and raised in Los Angeles before moving to Fontana, California. Dirty Red is known for working with West Coast acts including Above the Law, Kokane, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and others. He has also been featured on the tribute version of Eazy's single "We Want Eazy". He was also a long time friend of Above the Law's Cold 187um. Dirty Red also makes a cameo appearance on the diss song by Eazy-E, "Wut Would U Do?". He was also behind the idea for Eazy's track Down 2 tha Last Roach. During that time he was supposed to be Eazy-E's next protégé along with B.G. Knocc Out and Dresta. After the death of Eazy-E in 1995, he worked on DJ Yella's debut solo album, One Mo Nigga Ta Go.