1. What is something not too many people know about you?
At the age of 19, I was a record-breaking, door-to-door salesman with the Kirby Co. Yes, I sold vacuum cleaning systems door-to-door!
2. What are your biggest passions?
Music, collaborating on projects, brainstorming concepts of all types, being a problem solver
3. What are your goals for the future?
I want to begin touring as a solo artist, and I want to start up a non-profit or two, to better help the Chicago arts scene. I also want to start planning more aggressively for my retirement.
4. What is your definition of success?
I am already successful. WE ALL ARE! When we choose not to look at success this way, we find ourselves very hard to be fulfilled. One main reason is that once we succeed time after time, there's always going to be more to do - more success to be attained. Instead of focusing my life on success, I like to aim towards purpose. My purpose will be fulfilled once I'm no longer living.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
One big project I'm currently working on is an original stage production I co-founded a couple years ago, called 'Production: COLORS'. We are preparing to premiere our second show at the MCA this Aug, and the show's aim is to dismantle negative connotations around the use of words regarding blackness & darkness. It's called 'RedefiningBLACK'. I am the music director/composer of the show, so I've been building musical ideas to help carry the show, and constantly tweaking the sounds to compliment the choreography and storytelling that's being created.
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