- Took up piano and drums when he was 6.
- Picked up the bass when he was in his teens, primarily because no one else wanted to play it in school.
- Earned a full scholarship to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia thanks to his musical abilities.
- Has toured with Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Eminem, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z and Kanye West.
- Has recorded with such artists as Diane Birch, Al Green, Jill Scott, Joss Stone and Dionne Warwick.
- Sandra Blackstone — Mother
- Rodney Blackstone — Father
- Kaisha Askins — Wife
- Richard R. Blackstone — Grandfather
- Mildred Blackstone — Grandmother
- Gladys Jackson — Grandmother
- University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (2004)