How did the single with Armand van Helden, You Don’t Know Me, come about?
Armand and I had been friends since he was DJing at the Loft in Boston when I was a student at Boston University. He has always thought I was a great singer. He had only heard me in the clubs singing chants to records that he played. I was just a club kid screaming on the dance floor.
When he was working on the 2 Future 4 U project he wanted me to do a track. After two nights of mediocre material, the third night after the work “You Don’t Know Me” was born. Armand sampled a couple of tracks and made a loop, walked away and I wrote the lyrics and then sung the song, all in his living room.