Interview by @noritabango
Where are you originally from?
I’m originally from Tampa Florida. I’m a true southern boy lol!
How did you get started in the music industry?
I was a member of a boy band in Miami in 07-08 right after high school. After the group disbanded I had a offer to go solo and took a meeting with GMB/Epic at Sony and from there I’ve never looked back.
What artists or producers have you worked with throughout your music career?
Wow, I’ve been so lucky in that realm. I’ve worked with so many producers from original tracks to cutting demo records. Lets see… Andre Merritt (Chris Brown/Rihanna), Boi-1-da (Drake), Cory bold (Omarion/Keri hilson), Yonni (Trey Songz/lil Wayne), Kane Beats (Lil Wayne/Nicki Minaj), Kowan Paul (Janet Jackson) and so many more. I’m currently working on records for this final TLC album, I love them!! TBOZ is like a mentor to me in so many ways and she probably doesn’t even realize it.
What inspires you to make music? Who inspires you?
I’m inspired by real life situations I aim to be as transparent as possible! It has been a journey and still is of finding my self, my sound and my voice. I’ve been fortunate to have some great people throughout the years give me great pointers.
As for who inspires me I’d be here all day lol! MJ, Janet, TLC, Marvin Gaye, Usher, Aaliyah, Brandy, Missy, Dru Hill, Justin Timberlake, Joe, I can go on and on lol
What are some of your greatest accomplishments?
So far I’d have to say hitting 5 billboard charts with a mixtape. I’m still in shock over that I can’t believe that I was #1 on a chart and so high on the others just mentioning it is shocking. “The music in my head” is the title the project and is actually on soundcloud as well.
Do you have new music coming out any time soon?
I’m currently writing music and preparing to get in the lab! I’m so excited to show my growth as an artist.
What message do you want to get across to the younger generation?
My whole being and everything I stand for is being YOU. No matter if everyone is going right, you can go left. It can be cool to show love and spread love In a world that glorifies negativity!!
This article is published in June Issue 71.
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