I graduated from Quince Orchard High School with high honors and had great extra curricular success. Music is my passion, and, without it, I would lack an identity. While growing up, I listened and watched such artists as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, James Brown, Gene Kelly, and Fred Astaire. These artists influenced me greatly. I was also captivated by the break-dance era and couldn't resist the temptation of breaking out a cardboard box.
I was about five years old when I started break-dancing. Nothing caught my attention more than watching this anti-gravity like man sliding across stages worldwide. This man by the name of Michael Jackson was like nobody I had ever seen before. He was like a versatile mixture of all my favorite artists. I became more involved in his background and discovered for myself a whole new era of music: Motown.
Artists such as Smokey Robinson, The Jackson 5, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder all hooked me on the Motown sound. The Motown Sound helped to better enhance the depth of my musical style, but, overall, nobody has influenced me more than Michael Jackson. I later became Influenced by more contemporary artists such as Brian McKnight, Boys II Men, Jodeci, N'Sync, and R. Kelly. I am also consumed in and inspired by the whole hip-hop culture.
I sing, dance, write, choreograph, act and I love performing live. I took home first place four years in a row at my High schools annual talent show. I was voted the best performing artist of my class and I received a scholarship to Motion Mania Dance School. I have performed in cities such as New York, Miami, LA, Oakland and of course locally in the DC metropolitan area.
I enjoy doing karaoke, but aside from the stage, there is no place I would rather be than in the studio. I really love the level of creativity that can be reached while in the studio atmosphere. I feel that my best writing occurs when I am alone, however, I do enjoy collaborative work. I also feel that there is always room for improvement. I have worked with producers such as: Damon Sharpe (Damon Sharpe Music), Tony Kurtis (Da Platinum House), Pop, Eddy Jenkins (Midas Touch), Eugene Hanes (Divine Mill), Big Dog Productions, Paul Minor, Yewmon Byers (East Cost Studios), Qadir Sumler (Heavy Drama Music), Ken Olden and Issa (Blackhouse Entertainment), Chris Biondo & Lenny Williams. Each of these producers, unique in their own right, have taught me a lot of what I know today.
I have also collaborated with such artists as Dru Hill, Ruff Endz, Davinch, Mr. Slick, Calico, Paula Campbell and Tony Kurtis. I am very persistent and I work extremely hard at what I want to accomplish. I have an influential, yet original sound and style.
I always welcome criticism; whether it is positive, negative or constructive. I am confident with my talents, yet I am exceedingly grateful. I always strive for perfection and pray for the very best." Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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