Let me start right at the beginning as I cannot forget where I came from and the people that made many things in my life what they are.
In loving memory of my loving mother Jeanne Mae Daniel who taught me music and dance as a child but most of all how to express love and be proud of who I am.
My older sisters Janice & Joyce (my first dance partners)
All my love to Amber, Jourdin, Jeli and Ryunouske.
In loving memory of my godfather "King of Gospel" Rev. James Cleveland and Godbrother Andre Cleveland.
Tony Tate Jr. nephew (the hardest dancer in the family) Johnette, Donte Player and Makini.
The Soul Train T.V. Show & Shalamar
Don Cornelius and Dick Griffey my mentors and door to the world.
Chuck Johnson friend and former manager.
My dearest partners Howard Hewett and Jody Watley and the greatest producer and creator of the Sound of Los Angles - Leon Sylvers 111 and Carolyn 'Babygirl' Griffey - Shalamar's new female member.
My Dance Brothers
Cleveland Moses Jr. Tyrone "The Bone" Proctor, Geron Casper Candidate, Derek Cooley Jackson, Michael Jackson, Bruno Taco Falcon, Poppin Pete, Skeeta Rabbit, Leland Ferguson and Lil Jeff, Robot Dane Parker, Sinbad, Jimmy and Ammo - The Twilight Players, Robert Vinson.
The father of Street Dance - Don Campbell (inventor of locking and 'The Lockers')
'Boogaloo Sam' Solomon and The Electric Boogaloos (inventors of the boogaloo and popping)
Tyrone 'The Bone' Proctor (pioneer of Wack dancing)
Tony Cornelius and all the 'Soul Train' dancers past and present.
Captain Krunch and the Funky Bunch members, Grand Rapids , Michigan (my first and last band) still sounding good!
His music will live forever - Luther Vandross
Tunde Babalola (my personal manager)
Michael Jackson, Babyface, Missy Elliot, Timbaland, Paul McCartney, Andrew Llloyd Webber, Kansai Yamamotoo, Michiko Koshino (my Christian sister)
FM North Wave Sapporo Japan , Gordin Ellsburry, and Jonathan Ross
6.20 Soul Train, Anri, Janet Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Randy Jackson, and La Toya Jackson, Johnny Gill, Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Hype Williams, Don Newton, Roberts S, The Sallie family, Willie Winters, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Neptunes, OutKast, Gregory Hines, My J-Pan Soul Artist Lady M, Sexy Yumiko, Kana, Pak, Kenta, Yasuyo, Sayaka, Gabby, and Zion, Vijay Buchar, Patrick Allen (London's 10 Rooms), Jessie Tsang, Denis and Mia Polovina.