Born in Flint MI, Scraps first attended Mott Community College, were he studied basic art. At that point he realized art would be his profession. He was later accepted to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he studied Animation and Illustration. He quickly realized that animation involved too much digital art and not enough of the classic pencil and paper, which fueled his passion. 

After his professional training, he started experimenting with different mediums, including Airbrushing. His first opportunity to airbrush professionally was at T-Rods in Flint MI, then on to partner with Psycho Customs in Bay City MI. With years of professional training and experimenting with different mediums. He has provided the highest level of art that can be seen throughout Genesee County. His work is can be found displayed on the interior walls of the LEER & Flint City Hard Cider Co in Flint, MI.

This secret musical jewel tucked away in Flint offers Blues, Funk, Jazz, and R&B of legendary proportions weekly. You have no clue when an international legend is gonna show up and it rarely matters as the house regulars and walk-ons kill it. Wednesday nights at the Golden Leaf are known as one of best open jams to be found anywhere. Top shelf musicians from all over the state often show up to blow away the lucky patrons in on Flint’s best kept musical secret. On any given Wednesday, local greats play along with up and coming artists on the stage while the drinks are poured generously and chairs are moved to make way for dancing.
All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in with the Eclipse Band (house band) and show off their talent.