Suave is a well-rounded artist and songwriter whose passion for music began at an early age. As an Uptown New Orleans resident and native, music was a huge part of his upbringing. Jazz and Gospel are two well known aspects of the New Orleans music culture, and both are noticeably incorporated into Suave’s unique "Hip Hop Soul" vibe. He became a regular performer at the age of 10 at many of the city's world-renowned music festivals for crowds exceeding 15,000(New Orleans Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest, Black Heritage Fest, etc.), and it was on those stages that he developed and nurtured his very attention-grabbing yet personal stage presence.