Unfamous Fest founder, curator, and producer.

Creator of the international artist collective, PNTGLLRYNTWRK (Peanut Gallery). Member of iconic breakdancing crews L.A. Breakers and BrickHeadZ. Recording artist, experiential educator, and State Department appointed cultural ambassador for the United States. Los Angeles native and local.


What and / or who inspires you?
I'm inspired by my need to create and motivated by my desire to help. Society and community are largely important to me, and I want to contribute what I can to develop and evolve both to their best.

What three things are essential to your creativity / productivity?
Give me the time, the budget, and room to work, and I can make literally anything happen. As far as productivity specifically is concerned; relationships, access to resources, and patience are necessary.

What's a common misunderstanding or misconception of people who do what you do?
As a rigorous advocate for artist's rights, I'm especially peeved by the idea that art is not a "real job." Artists and creatives typically spend more time, energy, and effort on what they love than most others are willing to put towards anything they do at their "real job." True artists are willing to maintain this level of diligence despite the reward or payoff they receive, and that level of dedication makes their job more real than any 9-to-5 or cubicle they could ever be confined to.

What "old person" things do you do?

I don't like the majority of new rap music, and I remain unimpressed by the simplicity of new dance moves. I don't care for or put more time into social networking or internet stuff than is necessary for work purposes only. I genuinely care about and consider things outside of myself, and I make constant efforts to improve the world we live in.

What was the last song you sang along to?
"Ummm..." by Freestyle Fellowship

What do you like doing in your spare time?
I enjoy listening to music all day every day, dancing, indoor bouldering, yoga, cooking, meeting new people, and expanding my community.

What's your annoying habit?
I chew the inside of my cheek when I'm focused, deep in thought, or concentrating. As a result, the inside of my cheeks are in a constant state of destruction.

What trend are you tired of and why?
I'm tired of social networking / social media because it's propped up as a way to connect people more, but people have become more disconnected than ever since it's become the norm for communication. It's blown the amount of attention people place on themselves way out of proportion, it's made people lazy in regards to the amount of effort they're willing to make towards genuine connections, and it continues to magnify society's focus on shallow things that are ultimately meaningless in the big scheme of things.

What do you do to make the world a better place?
I compose music that makes people think deeper. I willingly make sacrifices in order to provide people with opportunities to make meaningful connections. I work with corporate, non-profit, and international clients and programs to develop leaders, inspire personal growth, and ignite passion for world change and global community.