Hip hop artist and lyricist who formed one-third of the group Emblem3 before he left the band in June 2014.
He started writing songs with the Stromberg brothers in 2007.
He gained national attention after finishing fourth with the rest of his trio on the 2012 season of The X Factor.
He grew up in the small city of Port Angeles, Washington and his parents divorced when he was a toddler.
He was signed to Columbia Records with fellow Emblem3 member Keaton Stromberg.