October 2, 2017

A couple months ago, I wrote out a concept for a short film and photo series revolved around a piece I created for a joint exhibit with the Trill Effect, "For the '99 & the 2000s". (Check out the exhibit HERE!) The stars aligned and I magically had all the pieces I nee...

July 9, 2017

Opening night was LIT! I had so much fun speaking to the guests and shakin' it to some throwbacks! Pictures and a more in-depth reflection forthcoming. For now, check out this awesome write-up by City Arts Magazine!

May 28, 2017

I am not a full-time artist. Oftentimes as I'm applying for grants, I see that they are looking for whether you're "all in" with your art or not. I would always have the same response to that notion: I can't do that.

I can't be a full-time artist because...

March 5, 2017

It's no secret that one of my biggest inspirations comes from other art, whether it be plays, movies, paintings, or instrumentals! That's exactly how "Dishes" came about. The song was originally an instrumental by Ta-ku called "Heartbreak" that I fell in love with on f...

January 8, 2017

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Ghana to teach art to youth with two other artists. It was everything. All those African Americans who've traveled to Africa then tell everyone else you need to go to the Motherland are telling the truth. We underestimate the...

November 28, 2015

In a tucked away secluded studio down a long corridor, visitors found themselves at one of hidden gems of Seattle. Sounds of old school soul and classic hip-hop mingled with glasses of wine, unbridled art, and unapologetic melanin. This was The Trill Effect.


A collabor...