My dad always listened to Ray Charles, The Temptations, Al Green, The Ohio Players and countless other soul artists around the house. Soul music is and was my first love. This project touches on some of those influences as well as a few others. I was blessed to work with some of my favorite players for this album (Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Pino Palladino). I'm currently working on the 2nd installment of A-Sides which should be completed late 2012.