Meet Allan Floyd, otherwise known as O.G. Floyd or Al Boogee. He is a singer, songwriter, and producer with decades of experience making music. He started writing music at age 6. Though he took piano lessons briefly, he eventually became self taught. He studied music in the Detroit Public Schools (Graduated, The Cass Tech Vocational Music Program) in the 1970s and 1980s before the programs were cut. In 1996, he graduated from the Recording Institute of Detroit, where he studied sound engineering and music theory
His influences are eclectic and vast, but include motown music, hip hop, and bebop jazz, as well as the likes of Marvin Gaye, Black Merda, Erykah Badu, Quincy Jones, Prince, Michael Jackson, Sade, Herbie Hancock, Barry White, and Aretha Franklin.
Allan suffered from a spinal cord injury after a rear-end collision and is now paralyzed from the shoulders down. He is currently working with the D-MAN Foundation, where he is an ambassador and strives to be a mentor and role model to the other clients at D-MAN.
For the last 30 years, Al has been part of the Detroit Music Scene, and has been lucky to befriend the most talented musicians in the world. These friends have been inspirational and have encouraged him to continue his musical genius. Allan says “I hope that when people listen to my music, they see the sound and not the injury”.