How did you get started in music?

Well, I started in music when I was about 4 years old. My mom was watching a Jeopardy! show, and when I was about three years old, I was climbing on top of the television banging out rhythms of the songs I heard, and she was tired of me doing that, so she bought me a Fisher-Price piano for that Christmas. And at 4, the Jeopardy! theme song came on, and I picked the song up by ear after like one or two hearings, and she thought something was wrong with me, not because I was able to play the melody back, not just that, but because there [were] some half steps, … and I knew where the half steps were and I left them blank — that scared the living daylights out of her. So she called my cousin, who’s a music teacher, who said, “He’s a musician! Bring him down to the house,” and started from there. … I started playing churches and stuff in New Orleans.

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