Won the "You Oughta Know" distinction over more than 400 competitors in VH1's first ever crowdsourced content on VH1's website. The realness and honesty of his third album War of Hearts is called the album that he was born to make.
He debuted his first album Somewhere in Between in 2007 and followed it in 2010 with his second album Confessional.
He made his Broadway directorial debut in Gems in 2012 and directed plays including For Colored Girls.
He was born in Philadelphia.