Ron Killings (born January 19, 1972) is an American and Trinidadian professional wrestler and rapper. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, performing on the RAW brand under the ring name R-Truth. He is best known for his work in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he was a two time NWA World Champion.Killings was born in Atlanta but grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. His family struggled to make ends meet as a result of low-paying jobs and periods of unemployment, and his father supplemented the family income by selling cannabis. While Killings occasionally helped his father, he aspired to become a musician. After moving to Charlotte, Killings became enamored with hip hop music and breakdancing.Throughout his high school career, Killings was a successful track runner and football player. He was on the same football team as MLB player Ray Durham at Harding High School. He was offered college scholarships, but turned them down in order to pursue a career in music. By the time he left school at the age of sixteen, Killings had met rappers such as Tupac Shakur and Eazy-E and was determined to become a rapper himself. He joined a talent agency named Ice Productions and became an opening act for performers such as MC Lyte and 3rd Bass. In order to fund his burgeoning career, Killings became a drug dealer. He spent three years dealing, earning enough in the process to pay for a recording studio, and began working on a debut album. After he heard that there was interest in his album, Killings decided to take part in one last drug deal in order to earn the necessary capital to finish his album. He, however, was arrested after one of his friends tipped-off the police. Killings spent 13 months in jail and became determined to stop dealing drugs and to obtain a legitimate job.Killings was released from prison into a halfway house, where he met Jackie Crockett, an employee of the National Wrestling Alliance. Crockett tried to convince Killings to become a professional wrestler, but he was determined to focus on his music career. Killings spent two years working on his music career, this time funding his career by robbing drug dealers, before becoming disillusioned by his lifestyle. He contacted Crockett once more and expressed an interest in becoming a wrestler. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.