Interview by Tim Brown
When and why did you start playing?– 1985. I was taken to a local DJ’s house by a mutual friend. He asked me if I wanted to get on the microphone and rap. I said yes and just copied what I heard artist do.
Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?– Rakim, Nas, Kool G Rap, Lecrae, etc. They are gifted writers.
Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?– Yes. ‘Raising Hell’ by Run-DMC, ‘Back In Black’ by Whodini, ‘Fat Boys’ by The Fat Boys, ‘Radio’ by The Crash Crew, etc.
Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? CD’s? – Mary Mary, Nas, Mobb Deep, LL Cool J, etc.
Have you been in competitions? Fleadh’s? Any prizes?– Yes. The McDonald’s Gospel Fest. I was a finalist, but I didn’t win.
Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV– I’ve performed in church’s, clubs, and outdoor festivals in NY, NJ, Ohio, Georgia, and PA. I’ve performed on the Ron Alexander TV Show in NYC.
What makes this kind of music “good” to you?– My music is uplifting, encouraging, and inspirational.
Why did you choose to play this kind of music?– To leave a positive mark on society.
Let’s Talk about your music and your last work…– My current EP is called ‘Double Minded’. It features the ‘Double Minded’ and ‘The Chance To Tell You’ singles.
How do you feel about the internet in the music business?– The internet makes it easier to shop you music, market and promote it as well.
What are the plans for the future?– My plans are to perform and record more music.
How has your music evolved since you first began playing music?– It’s less about promoting myself, and more about helping others.
Could you briefly describe the music-making process?– I write songs, find music for them, and collaborate with the engineer to put together a track.
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