Why is celebrating Black music important to you?
I think black music has a lot to give to society. It’s origins were a way of communication at one point, and to this day we still use music to express ourselves universally. My music is about reality, everyday life, relationships and having fun something universal that we all need.
What do you think of the current state of the music industry?
I think the industry from a consumer point of view is good. For an artist and someone creative it’s easier now to be seen and heard, but it’s still not easy to sell music. Consumers now have the power more than ever through online means to grab hold of their favorite songs and they don’t have to step out their door. It’s harder to track sales and plays of your songs so artists need to plug-in to artist industry organizations and get help to get things done. So there’s more opportunity out there for those who want it, but it’s still a business and it helps to know how it works.
What is your favorite song currently?
My favorite would be “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers and “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley.
What do you love almost as much as music?
Life. I love life.
Who influences you most?
Bog Marley, Lionel Richie, Ray Charles and my Son.
A world without music is…?