(Tribeca Film Institute)

I GREW UP in DC in the 80s listening to jazz and early hip hop. I was heavily influenced by films on culture and went on to become a street artist, a graphic designer and, along the way, an avid chess player, which taught me patience.

I CHOSE to direct and produce Nas: Time is Illmatic because that iconic album speaks to the core essence of how hip hop can transform and shape lives.

I ALWAYS FELT the need to connect stories that elevated the culture through raw, honest life experiences.