Artis was born in Chicago, IL, and raised in Kansas City, MO where he was surrounded by some really masterful musicians. These musicians made an impression on him and encouraged his love of music and creative talents. Artis was born to be an artist.
Las Vegas, Nevada
His entrance into the world of music began singing in church with his family choir. Because his family loved music he would write songs for his brothers and nephews to perform. As he sought to become more knowledgeable he joined the high school band and played many brass instruments. However the love of singing called him back and there he developed.
Early in his career he became the lead singer of the group 4 Real. 4 Real was well known throughout Kansas City and the surrounding area. One of the highlights during his time with the group was being featured on BET in a new artist segment.
Since that time Artis has continued to perfect his craft both independently and collaboratively. He has recorded with groups and is currently working on independent projects.