In the beginning, as a child he began to learn to play piano and sing under the instruction of his mother and father. At age 2 being the son of a preacher, he was singing church hyms and directing his fathers choir from the front church pew. Everyone around the young man could see there was something very special about his musical abilities.
Growing up, Iyse listened to and watched artists such as Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, SWV, Baby Face, Boys 2 Men, Jodeci and many more! By age 17 Iyse was writing, arranging, singing, composing and even engineering music completely self taught. By age 19 he met and gained the interest of producing legend Willie Mitchell. Iyse studied under Mr. Mitchell whom he referred to as “Pops” for several years.
Later he branched out on his own to record his first album entitled “LEGENDARY”. Iyse independently released that album and one of his first songs from that album entitled “SHOWTIME”. That song earned Iyse a number one Pop artist position on Reverbnation. Iyse performed “SHOWTIME”, as an opener for artists such as Tank, Glen Jones, Zap, Master P, and several others.