Music is my truest form of expression. From singing on the church stage as a child to performing on NBC’s highest-rated reality show, The Voice, music has always been a part of me, as I've found the art medium to be the most powerful unifier there is.
I use music to tell stories and connect my heart’s broken pieces. After overcoming an addiction to crystal meth, I was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 2005 and have since used my story and newfound status to spread a message of love and awareness.
In 2009, after receiving considerable TV time on American Idol, I became a contestant on NBC's show, The Voice, in 2012. Known as "The Comeback Kid”, I finished as a semi-finalist and hit the ground running. I have guest starred in: The Ellen Show, BET’s 106 & Park, The Tonight Show, SNL, CNN and The Expresso Show in South Africa.
I have also been featured in USA Today, The New York Post and Rolling Stone. The Root named me as one of their 100 Most Influential African-Americans.
I signed with Tommy Boy Entertainment and released my debut album, Lazarus, in 2017. My independent EP, On God, I Got You, was released in 2019.
As the year 2020 brought challenges to the art form, I released a series of quarantine concerts.
In September of 2021, I released a stunning music video for the song, Flow.