Before launching a successful music career, Video 4.0 was an athlete, author and professional dancer. In each of those four phases he’s stayed true to his core beliefs – to work hard, be loyal to friends and family, and just have fun.
Today, on the heels of his successful single “Slide Out,” Video 4.0 continues to embody those characteristics as he grows a fan following that started in Florida but which is making its way across the U.S. He’s taking the success and audience from his past endeavors and using it to launch a music career that he hopes will make him one of the best-known artists in the world.
“I picked up writing when I was about 11 years old,” Video said. “I used to write down a lot of feelings – usually bad feelings. I wrote so much that it started to become a book. And one day I threw all those bad feelings in the garbage, and it helped me a lot. I just balled them up and threw them in the garbage like I was throwing away my problems. I was throwing them away on paper and it was like I wasn’t having those bad feelings anymore. By ninth grade I started realizing I could actually write music, and that’s how my writing eventually became songs.”
While he was exploring his ability as a writer, Video was also pursuing professional football. Like many sons, Video wanted to live up to his father’s expectations, and throughout high school that meant being the best he could be at football. He became so good, in fact, that he was heavily recruited by Division I and Division II schools. He even went to the Dallas Cowboys training camp one year.
“But that wasn’t my dream,” Video explained. “I was doing it for my father and a lot of my friends, but I wasn’t doing it for me. So I moved on with my life into the dance industry.”
He and his brother joined in a small partnership to later create a small dance company in Florida that almost immediately blew up with success. New Dimensions Studio a.k.a New Dimensions Dance Academy – both of which still exist today and are highly successful – became his world for many years. Dancing led to acting gigs, and allowed Video to travel much of the world. It became the majority of his life and it laid the financial foundation for his pursuit of a music career.
He still writes today – and is, in fact, working on a fourth book called “Facts to Face,” which will explore the different stages in his life and where he plans to go with his music career. It’s that music career that he considers the fourth phase of his life, and which serves as the inspiration for his stage name Video 4.0.