Katt Williams is one of the most accomplished and talented comedians of his generation. He's the next in line after Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock and Bernie Mack. His long, impossibly straight hair is the most recognizable cut in urban comedy. The son of a Black Panther activist, Williams grew up in Ohio, though he ran away from home at the age of 13 to pursue a career in comedy. He soon adopted his now infamous pimp persona. Since being discovered by Cedric the Entertainer in 2001, Williams has gone on to headline several comedy tours and appear in "Boondocks," Friday After Next and "NYPD Blue." In 2006, he was featured in his own HBO special ("The Pimp Chronicles Vol. 1"). In that special, it was announced that he had signed with Harlem 's Dipset crew. His debut rap album, It's Pimpin', Pimpin', is scheduled to drop in 2007.