The leader of Leftist is also the most likely to not have been in the group at all. Although performing was always an ambition of his, music and writing were the farthest away from any of his goals. While in pursuit of an acting career, a chance to impress a girl put Deen on center stage and he hasn't looked back since. On stage, he's earned the reputation of being one who performs for five the same way he'd perform for 5,000, never letting a moment to deliver a grand show pass by. His intricate approach to song writing comes from his need for artistic expression as well as some of his heroes like Nas, Raphael Saadiq, Bill Withers, Ebony Blade, Outkast, and Stevie Wonder. And his on stage prowess is an attempt at paying homage to great live performers like Michael Jackson, Common, New Edition, and Gil Scott Heron; to name a few.
His visionary lyrics and story telling are best served on songs like Dearly Departed, Astronomy, and Trouble Over the Water. And if you're more keen to fast paced, singalong choruses that get you out of your seat Cold, and Bombshell.