1. When did you first start rapping?
was 12 years old and thanks to a friend I ended up freestyling on on
the bus one day after school. It was some kids back there going back and
forth and one of them told me I couldn't do it and I just went in. It
all felt so natural and once I finished I had the bus going crazy.
Everybody was hyped except for the one I was going against.
2. What did your family do to encourage you?
kind of hid it for a while cause I didn't realize how good I was but
once my mom found out she backed me 300 percent. My wife has been a huge
driving force behind me continuing to chase my dreams.
3. Who else in your family sings?
My mother Shynitha Ponton, my younger brother Edward Ponton
4. Who are your musical
to my mother I'm a old soul. I was being raised by the sounds of the
Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, New Edition, Bobby Brown, Tevin Campbell and
other assorted artist. Sitting there in my grandma's living room as
she played James Brown on her stereo are some of my early introductions
to music. I was able to connect to most of the music from that time
period and then the songs I couldn't grasp became clearer as I got
older. When I first heard Mama Said Knock You Out I was amped and I
started trying to imitate that. My motivation and creativity were
influenced by the Old School music and it is still something I can turn
on and go back to my childhood and relive my first time with music all
5. What kind of music do you listen to today?
junkie so on any given day I can listen to Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, Neo
Soul, Gospel, even a little bit of Country. It all depends on my mood
and what I feel like vibing to at the moment.
6. What embarrassing songs might I find on your MP3 or ipod player?
It would be the soundtrack to Alvin and the Chipmunks. I'm still a big kid at heart.
7. Where would you most like to perform?
would love to perform in any venue that will have me honestly but
ideally I would have to say it's a toss up between Summer Jam or being
able to headline a concert in front of my hometown Miami, Fl
8. Who would you most like to open for?
would have to say Wale. I been a fan since Ambition dropped and I have
sat down and listen and studied his lyrical ability and concepts. I
time and effort he puts into the creative process and I try to pattern
myself after that a lil bit.
10. If you weren't rapping, what would you be doing?
I would be working in the Audio/Visual Ministry at my church.
11. Do you play any instruments?
Unfortunately I don't. The plan has been set in place to learn a few tho.
12. If you could dabble in another genre of music, what would it be?
would be Gospel. I'm deeply rooted in my faith and I strongly believe I
was given my gift to reach out the people and make a difference. I've
actually already stuck my toes in the water so to speak. I recently put
together a EP titled Coming Home. It has 5 tracks on it and the material
is of me recognizing Christ and letting people hear a little bit of my
13. What genre of music can't you stand to
The hard core
Rock and Roll. I still haven't adapted to all the screaming. Don't get
me wrong, every now and again I'll come across a song that I can deal
with but its not often.
14. What hidden talents do you have?
write poetry and short stories. Like music I found the passion for
literature at a early age and it has grown fonder over the years.
15. Do you enjoy writing music and/or lyrics?
love writing lyrics be it for myself or writing a song for another
artist. I feel that being able to convey my feelings through my lyrics
is a great release for me. I might have a long day at work or just have a
lot on my mind. So I come upstairs and zone out and let whatever
emotion that's most pressing come out on to my phone.
16. Who are your inspirations? (as in other artists)