My inspiration is R. Kelly, Michael Jackson, and Prince - for the vocals, anyway.
My production and songwriting and the environment around those vocals are not inspired by R&B at all.
I wanted to drop three albums in a year because no one had done it. It was bold, unheard of.
My mother, my grandmother, my uncles would play Ethiopian artists like Aster Aweke and Mulatu Astatke all the time in the house.
From when I was born to when I was 21, I never left Toronto. That's why I'm such a city cat.
Going to a therapist is not something you do when you're growing up as a street kid in Toronto.