Primarily a poet and performance poet. I coined the term, “Bluetry” to define my art. Bluetrygrew out of people approaching me after readings to either compliment me or to complain my poems were too sad. Born in a small, ethnically diverse neighborhood in Washington Heights, I survived adversity. I wrote my first poem at 4 years old about poetry. My striving to thrive and excel has permeated my existence. My drive to write, create and share, defines my art. I am a writer because I have no choice. My performances are an extension of my art, evolving in the same way a child develops in the womb and his mother gives birth to him.
I've been performing “Bluetry” since December 2008, when I first felt inspired to read with music. Bluetry fell into place in developmental stages, defining itself. A fellow poet and friend, Demetrius Daniel, a trombonist, accompanied me at readings. Simultaneously, before I’d written my first Bluetry, DubbleX told me wanted to play melodica on a stage like back in the day. Naturally, I invited him to accompany me whenever I featured. Thus Bluetry was born.