He cites as his inspiration such icons as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Donny Hathaway as his most influential musical icons."There were people who knew of me but they didn't really know me; they just knew me as 'that music dude.' So after getting that so much, I was like 'Just call me Musiq.' It was so fresh to me because if I had to be called anything, I would have wanted to be called Music.At last brought up her third full-length album, "Testimony: Vol. Arie apparently does not want to take slow move this time to mark her comeback for a handful of performances have already compiled neatly to be carried out for the next months of 2006.Previously joined the likes of Missy Elliott, Fantasia Barrino, Ice Cube, and Snoop Dogg to present at the year's BET Awards held on June 27, this brilliant singer also songwriter really has such a hectic schedule in July, beginning with a live show in Chicago, Illinois by date 5 at Taste of Chicago then in Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2 days later.That's how much I dug it; when you see me, I want you to automatically think of music." The stage name "Musiq Soulchild" is techinally two ideas.'Musiq' is the front man and 'Soulchild' is the idea behind it.
"When I started tapping into my own sensitivity, I started to understand people better.
It was my first instrument I played that I could sing with", she recalled, "and that transformed my life and changed my musical expression.
After paying last respect to her grandmother on March 27, India.
It was a direct result of writing songs", she said at the press release of her debut album, Acoustic Soul.
Co-founding the Atlanta-based independent music collective Groovement Earth Share (Groovement was the collective artists' name and Earth Share was their independent label name), her one-song turn on a locally released compilation led to a second-stage gig at the 1998 Lilith Fair.