I moved to ny to play basketball at Hunter College. I didn't care so much about basketball as much as I cared about getting out of Missouri. One of the first days I was in NY, I met up with a friend to see a movie in Times Square; before getting there an agent on the street approached me and the next day offered me a contract.
where did your love and inspiration to do music come from?
Music definitely comes first. I'm not going to talk sh*t on modeling because it's a great opportunity and it's brought me all over the world and allowed me to meet some pretty cool people. But man, music saves lives.
Man, I feel like I'm fighting the early 20's battle, and it's a tough one. When you're in your early 20's there's so much uncertainty surrounding you. You want so many different things but there's no direct route to get there. You want to make a difference, be successful, fall in love, all that stuff. It's hard but the only way is to just go day to day and try to treat people well and be true to yourself. Everything will eventually fall in place and find its way.
What do you look towards in the future for you :oD?
(Laughs) man, I get down on the future but I shouldn't. I got a little sister and a little brother (12, 15) and I'm just excited to see them mature and grow up. For my future, I just want to be a person I don't hate.
Watch the live performance of his song Sway on into me produced by Tyson Moore, from his upcoming album scheduled to be released this summer.