A recording artist in Indianapolis
I am an Indianapolis native. I grew up in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood and Haughville. I went to Crispus Attucks Middle School and Cathedral High School.
In fourth grade, inspired after watching my cousin Ruben win American Idol. I participated in a lot of school talent shows, as well as in my church’s children’s choir.
My music videos had been viral before, so my initial goal before we started filming was 100,000 views. Then when the video surpassed 200K, 300K, 500K and 800K, I was blown away and just can’t wait for it to reach a million views.
A dozen yeast. There is nothing better in the world.
Performing for USC, Ohio State, and Baylor were my personal favorites. It was also crazy filming a music video inside Assembly Hall for the IU women’s basketball team.
A bucket list team would be the Colts – that would be a dream come true. I’m 17 states shy from performing a theme song for a university sports team in every state in America, so that will be cool once I reach that goal.
Growing up and seeing guys like G Fresh and Maxie putting Indianapolis on MTV was so cool. Also seeing how big Dro Man made the Jiggalate movement was cool as well.
Highlighting youth, their stories, their accomplishments in sports and in the classroom. Also connecting them with professional athletes to encourage them by sharing their journeys with them and being able to ask them questions.
I probably eat R&R more than anything, and I love Famous Dave’s as well.
Obviously we have the best doughnuts in the world and the best children’s museum in the world. Our soul food is so good, it’s the reason I weigh 200 and too much [laughs]. The high school basketball scene is second to none. It’s an amazing city with endless opportunity and potential.
President of the 2022 College Football Playoff Host Committee
Assistant Professor at IUPUI
Executive Director of Indianapolis City Market
Illustrator & Digital Artist
Co-Founder of Be Nimble Foundation
Restaurant Owner and Chef
Blogger, Tales & Turbans
Writer and Journalist
Influencer and Entrepreneur
Designer and Owner of Union Western Clothing
Deputy Mayor, City of Indianapolis
Owner of THE TRAP
HGVT's "Good Bones" and Two Chicks District Co.
Handpoke Tattoo Artist
Chapati and Shani's Secret Chicken
Local artist and gallery owner
Kennedy King Memorial Initiative
Artist and Designer
Hotel Broad Ripple
Growing Places Indy
Pediatrician and Entrepreneur
Owner of James Dant
Local Historian and Author
Phoenix Theatre Dance Company
Saxophonist and Restaurant Manager
Salumist and Owner of Turchetti's Salumeria
Barber Shop Owner and Barista
Realtor and Fashion Expert
Music Club Owner and Promoter
Vinyl Record Collage Artist
Food and Drink Purveyors
Ice Cream Innovators
Illustrator and Educator
Painter and Biking Enthusiast
Manager, RUCKUS Makerspace, and Executive Director, Latinas Welding Guild
Food Bloggers and Authors
Artist and Illustrator
Magician and Illusionist
Public School Principal
DJ and Founder, Rad Summer
Zoo Membership Director
T-Shirt Shop Owners
Owner, The Smoking Goose and Goose the Market
Co-Founder, Sun King Brewing
Writer and Exhibit Designer
IndyCar Driver and Team Owner
Owner, Indy Eleven soccer club
Former Colt Linebacker and Owner, Brackett Restaurant Group
Blogger, Seersucker + Saddles
Fine Artist and Musician
News Anchor, WTHR
Executive Director, Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
Co-Founder of GangGang Culture
Executive Director, Pattern
Former WNBA Star, Indiana Fever
IndyCar Racer, Contestant on Dancing with the Stars
Chalk Artist and T-Shirt Shop Owner
Owner, The Gallery Pastry Shop
Founder of Felege Hiywot Center
Owner, Manayunk Calligraphy
Owner, Like the Lettuce: Fitness + Health Coach