HIP-HOP ARTIST / PRODUCER originally from Buffalo, NY. relocated to Tampa, FL at age 14. Became involved in the street scene, drugs, alcohol abuse until age 17 when he became a committed follower of Christ. He worked in radio for nearly 5 yrs, went to Bible college in New Orleans and graduated with an AA degree in Urban Missions. This high school drop-out turned college grad uses Hip-Hop music to communicate the message of Christ, sharing his life struggles, how to overcome them and works with artrists as a producer and engineer as well. He recorded Urban D's album "UN.ORTHODOX", as well as having produced the title track by the same name. Now available from EMI Gospel and Hip-Hop.
I have played live quite a bit in the past and still do so as much as I can. I will play anywhere within reason. A live perfomance is an incredible experience because it's about your audience just as much as it is about your music. One moment that I remember most is Flavor Fest 2002 - me and an MC named Nice rocked the stage and I was one of the very first acts that night. The crowd was live and the music was pumping, there was cameras as it was being filmed as well as radio and local television. A truly unique experience. After the set, listeners in the crowd came up to me and they were loving what I did AND what I was spitting.
Run D.M.C., Kurtis Blow, Mystical, 504 Boys, Geto Boys, Scarface, Dr Dre, Snoop, 2Pac, Beastie Boys, House Of Pain (Big Time), Funkdoobiest, Cypress Hill, U2, Sting, Phil Collins, Pharcyde, US3, Biggie, Nas, DJ Magic Mike, Urban D, Spec, Cross Movement, Da Truth, LeCrae, Flame, KJ-52, Corey Red, RJD2, Cut Chemist, Sup The Chemist, SFC, Gospel Gangstas, Tunnel Rats, New Breed, man should I keep going??? many, many more!!!!!!
Ableton Live 7, Mac Pro Intel Xeon, MacBook Pro, Akai MPC 2500, Yamaha Motif ES 6, Pro Tools 7.4, Waves Diamond Bundle, UAD-1 Extreme Pack, Rode NTK Mic, Avalon Vt 737sp Mic Pre....
I am dead set on making music that will point people to God and his Son Jesus Christ!! Secondly, I am looking for artists to work with. Usually the producer looks for ppl to sell beats to but I like to find artists to produce and make great music with. Let me know if you have some creative genes in you, I might be the man to drop a song with. If you are down for both, let's build.