I think a lot about teaching my kids to work hard.
I just knew that was what I wanted to do. I was going to perform as a singer; I was going to perform as a dancer, and I was, you know, going to do movies and be an actress. I was going to do it or die trying. That's what my life was.
Being an artist doesn't start because you're 21, and it doesn't end because you're 51. You are who you are until the day you die.
But the idea of taking things and mixing them together is what I do in my music. I take hip-hop, R&B, pop, dance, funk and soul and mix it all together to get my own sound.
Alexander John Ellis
John G. Schmitz