” I learned at an early age that what we were doing in the choir was just as important as the preacher. It was a ministry in itself. We could stir the pot, you know? “


” The stage is our pulpit, and you can use all of that energy and that music and the lights and the colors and the sound. But you know, you’ve got to be careful. “


” I’ve always kind of tried to do something that was a little different than just simple ‘I love you, baby’-type songs. “


” You have to know the forces that are against you and that are trying to break you down. We talk about the problems facing the black community: the decimation of the black family, the mass incarceration of the black man, we’re talking about the brutality against black people from the police. The educational system. “


” I played a lot of keyboards, but I really wanted to produce the sound that was in my head that I was trying to emulate on the keys. I wanted to do it for real. And it makes me look at the keys in a different way. So it’s like I’m looking at the guitar and bass more like meat and potatoes and keys like coloring over top of it, you know. “


” The thing with me is, about that – about rock and all that – years and years of crate-digging, listening to old music, you kind of start to connect the dots. And I was seeing the thread that was connecting everything together, which is pretty much the blues. And everything soul or funk kind of starts with that. “


” I love – you know, I’m a big fan of Prince and Curtis Mayfield and Smoky Robinson. It’s something to be said about a man who can be very masculine but still display that sensitive side, and that falsetto does it perfectly. “


” Prince, you never knew what to expect from him from one album to the next. Miles Davis was like that. You know, once you get used to one style, boom, he switched it and, you know, switched gears on you. So those artists are very exciting to me, very exciting to follow their path, you know, and their journey. “



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I learned at an early age that what we were doing in the choir was just as important as the preacher. It was a ministry in itself. We could stir the pot, you know?
The stage is our pulpit, and you can use all of that energy and that music and the lights and the colors and the sound. But you know, you


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You have to know the forces that are against you and that are trying to break you down. We talk about the problems facing the black community: the decimation of the black family, the mass incarceration of the black man, we
I played a lot of keyboards, but I really wanted to produce the sound that was in my head that I was trying to emulate on the keys. I wanted to do it for real. And it makes me look at the keys in a different way. So it
The thing with me is, about that - about rock and all that - years and years of crate-digging, listening to old music, you kind of start to connect the dots. And I was seeing the thread that was connecting everything together, which is pretty much the blues. And everything soul or funk kind of starts with that.
I love - you know, I
Prince, you never knew what to expect from him from one album to the next. Miles Davis was like that. You know, once you get used to one style, boom, he switched it and, you know, switched gears on you. So those artists are very exciting to me, very exciting to follow their path, you know, and their journey.
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