What was it like growing up in New Orleans?
You said your father has a background in music. Was he delighted to see your interest in music at such an early age?
Since you were acquainted with music at an early age, what kind of music were you into as a teenager?
I grew up listening to jazz, funk, gospel, and r&b. So in my teen years, these were my favorite types of music.
Was your music taste more widespread than the typical teens?
I thought so because I would often listen to music of other cultures.
What instruments do you play?
My primary instrument is Piano, but I dibble and dabble with a little bass guitar and drums.
Were you in any bands early on?
After high school, I was a member of a band called Silhouette, where I learned a lot about the basics of being a performing artist.
What is your song creation process?
To be honest, I don’t have a formula for creating. My process of creation varies, depending on the song. I first have to be inspired by something and then I try to recreate that emotion. Most of the time, I would start off with laying a drum foundation that I can feel deep inside, and then I seek out various melodies and synth patterns to support that emotion.
Do you do collaborations with other musicians often?
By all means. I love to collaborate with other musicians. Music is a universal language. What better way to learn a language than to collaborate with others who understand it?
Do you perform live often?
Yes. I perform as often as I can.
Tell us about your latest project.
My latest project is entitled “Integrated Compositions.” It is a fusion of jazz, hip-hop, funk, r&b, and soul music all wrapped up into one package. On this project, I was blessed to work with some extraordinary artists and musicians.
What can we expect from you in the future?
In the immediate future, you can expect me to brand a new sound that will re-energize hip-hop, r&b, and contemporary jazz. You can expect unlimited soulful productions, each with my own signature sound. You can also expect collaborations with some of the top entertainers in the industry.