During the ’80s, he cut four albums and nine singles that made the R&B charts. His up-tempo tracks could sound something like a more mainstream Prince, though he tread far closer to the urban contemporary mainstream on his ballads.
“The Gigolo” made number five in 1982, and over the next few years he had some up-tempo and ballad follow-ups. “I’m Freaky,” which was reminiscent of “Gigolo,” was the best of these; “Lovelite” was the most successful.
Urban wedding party-goers are also very familiar with the singer’s beautiful remake of Stevie Wonder’s classic “You and I’‘, a frequently requested song at many weddings.
In 2007, he returned with the ballad-heavy F1RST, issued digitally through the Headstorm label with plans for a CD version.