I was raised in Northeast Portland, mostly on the streets, and my parents moved around a lot. Being homeless for portions of my life and having my father pass away at a young age, made life hard for my family. I promised myself that I would not let my misfortunes affect my attitude and who I am. I always strive to succeed.
Although I love to play basketball, my passion has always been music. Performing and even just listening to music can change a person’s mood, touch their soul, and leave an everlasting memory. I have always wanted to have my music touch people in that way. That’s why I classify my music as inspirational hip-hop. I have wanted to be that man, that positive role model, which kids these days can look up to.
At age 19, I felt that the world has enough violence and hate and was in need of my inspirational music. That’s when I began to perform and record. I spend a lot of time researching the music industry. I like to see how the greats became great. I want to be as successful as they are and emulate their promotions and marketing strategies. At the same time, I am learning to stay focused on my goals and dreams.
I’ve performed at venues in Vancouver, WA, Chicago, IL, and Redwood City, CA. I’ve also performed at Tony Hoopa’s, The Lounge, Lucky’s, Rodders Grub and Pub, and Toxic just to name a few.
For the time being my only career is my music. I like having the time available to spend with my family and focus on my future. I am currently working on my second album. I am also in the process of putting together a scholarship program for homeless and needy children. In the near future I am also exploring the possibility of opening an underage dance club, to give the kids something fun and positive to do. I feel it is very important to give back to the community that has been such a great help to me. So there it is, all about me! If you should have any further questions, or need booking information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.