Former lead singer of the funk and R&B band, Kool & The Gang, the group that had success with songs like "Too Hot" and "Ladies' Night."
He started performing in bands when he was thirteen years old.
He sang a duet with Regina Belle in the song "All I Want is Forever."
He grew up in Laurens, South Carolina. He married Starleana Young.
He was in the film The Mambo Kings with Antonio Banderas.