1. Name, Nickname, Birthday?
Lee Ricardo Cort, Ricky, October 22nd
Where were you raised? (what cities)
New York and Detroit
2. What is your family background? (Nationality)
Mom and Dad are both from Guyana
3. Before the band you were…and if you were not singing what would you be doing?
Before the band I was singing background vocals on television on shows like “The Voice” and for artists like Pharell Williams.
5. What is your vocal range?
I’m a first tenor
7. Do you play an instrument?
I don’t play an instrument
8. What’s your favorite place to perform? (why)
My favorite place to perform so far has be Washington, DC because it was the first place my parents were able to see me perform
9. What’s the worse thing that has happened on a stage and what was the best thing?
The best thing was the first time I got a standing ovation because it was so unexpected. I almost dropped the mic in Switzerland, embarrassing
10. What are your musical influences?
I lean heavily on the holy trinity of soul singers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Donny Hathaway
11. Name your five favorite albums?
Stevie Wonder “Songs in the Key of Life”
Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On”
Donny Hathaway “Extensions of a Man”
Kanye West “Graduation”
12. Name your five favorite artists?
The answer to this probably lines up with #11, depending on when you ask me. Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Kanye West, James Taylor, Jay-Z
13. What’s your favorite bible verse?
14. What’s your favorite character from the bible?
15. What are your hobbies?
Working out and TV Dramas
16. What are your 3 favorite movies?
Coming to America, The Godfather 2, and The Empire Strikes Back
17. What’s your favorite book?
A Wrinkle in Time
18. Favorite sport to watch, favorite sport to play?
Basketball for both
19. What’s your favorite team in sports?
The team my favorite player is playing for. My favorite player currently plays for the Cleveland Cavs
20. Who is your favorite athlete/s?
Currently it’s Lebron James but if we’re talking about all time it’s Deon Sanders
21. What’s your favorite historical sports moment?
Jordan’s first championship 91′- 92′
22. What are the most unique items you travel with?
I always have noise-canceling headphones, sinus decongestant, and a manicure kit
23. What is your biggest pet peeve?
If I’m driving and someone does something crazy that endangers my life and theirs, then they look at me like, I’m the jerk. That gets me every time
24. Who is your hero?
25. What is your view of life?
God, Family, and Music