I was born and raised in Northern VA. My father is a pastor and my mother a music minister. I started playing drums at the age of 10 and was learning trumpet at the same time. Now, I also play guitar, bass, and piano.
I had a love for music at a young age. Many years ago, I spent hours in the afternoon standing by the radio with blank tapes, pressing record when my favorite hip hop songs came on. I would make a rough mixtape of the most popular songs on the radio, copy it multiple times, and sell them at school so I could buy iced honey buns and Veryfine juice. I fell in love with hip hop, and soon enough, I was intrigued by lyricism and rhyming. I began to write and perform in the neighborhood. Upon graduating high school, I took all the money I had made and bought as much recording equipment as I could. Since then I have upgraded my equipment, and my talent, enormously. I’m blessed to have played with many great musicians/artists and in so many places around the world. I have also recorded two of my own solo albums and two others with my hip hop group, Fate Theory.
While attending Lee University, I had the privilege of playing with and traveling in many groups. First, I toured with Evangelistic Singers as their drummer. I then traveled with James and the Fam, playing drums or keys. I also lead music at a local church that was newly founded. I finished my college career with Campus Choir; playing piano, leading the band, and writing the choir’s musical arrangements. I had the privilege on working on two full albums, one with Evangelistic Singers (drums) and and the other with Campus Choir (piano and musical arrangements).
I am currently working with local musicians, singers, and filmmakers. I am arranging, writing, producing, mixing, editing, and mastering.
My hope is that we can work together to make what you imagine come to life.
From top-left: Black Thought of The Roots and the Jimmy Fallon Show, LeCrae, George Benson, Israel Houghton, Marcus Miller, Michael League, Wuv of POD, Buckethead and Bootsy Collins, Eric Krasno of Lettuce and Soulive, Shaun Martin, Malcom-Jamal Warner, Orianthi, Trent Cory, Cory Henry, Jerry Harris and Justin Raines, and Aaron Spears.
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