FortyWest, describes his style as a combination of Rhythm and Blues, Urban Pop, and HipHop. The very essence of his voice pours out love, passion, and his life. FortyWest’s charm and charisma, combined with his vocal abilities, makes him an artist of the highest caliber. His performances leave audiences awestruck about the fact that a man can convey such power, emotion, and inspiration through song; they’re positively shocked that a 22 year old can perform and write such beautiful music.
Forty has been making strides in his career since the tender age of 10 where he sang under gospel legend Kevin Davidson. After receiving vocal training from Ms. Cindy Barrett, Mr.Wests’ career has been in constant motion. His professional career has led him to local and national stages which include Stone Soul Picnic at Café Soul, Jubilee Hall at Fisk University, Juneteenth, and the Apollo Theater. It was those same local and national stage performances which allotted FortyWest with the invite to perform as the opening act for mainstream artists such as YoGotti, Lenny Williams , The Franchise Boys, Plies, Young LA, Young Dro, Chante Moore, Eric Bellinger, Eric Bennet, and New Edition. These accomplishment and others have led to a publication in Makin’it Magazine, AllHipHop.com and SoCashville.com.
FortyWest is a man who exudes grace, favor, and excellence. These qualities have allowed him to become a steadily growing success. In 2010 he won BET’s 106&Park Wild Out Wednesday Male R&B competition. In the fall 2013 FortyWest joined the cast of FreezeFrame which was written, directed, and choreographed by the legend of dance, Debbie Allen. West was recently seen as a finalist on BET’s ApolloLive. FortyWest is always working to develop, create, and deliver. FortyWest has multiple releases scheduled for the upcoming year.
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