“I began writing songs when I was about 9 and I would perform them in church”
When TL Cross was a youngster he quickly learned how to identify, study and emulate a great muse. Michael Jackson’s artistic childhood genius gave Cross an archetype to filter his gospel background and R&B studies into Black pop. The trips taken through varieties of rhythm landed him in the group Morrison Slick. Even though the project was never released the musician received a yearlong mentorship under Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. After leaving Minneapolis he returned to New York City and began working with numerous urban artists. As a solo performer he is preparing his first EP and full-length CD this year both titled World Soul. Cross also wants you to know that his father is his hero, he loves jazz and he might record a Jimi Hendrix cover.
Where are you from?
I’m from Queens, New York. I’m a native New Yorker.