Notable for his Grammy-winning music production work on the
He studied music engineering and production at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and began his career as an assistant to New York-based hip-hop producer Richard "Younglord" Frierson.
A drummer as well as a songwriter and music producer, he toured with Fergie and recorded with Earth Wind and Fire and the Pussycat Dolls, among other bands and artists.
He grew up on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois.
He wrote Mary J. Blige's song "About You" (from The Breakthrough album).