DETROIT – He’s known as the ‘Greek Town Hot Box.'
Deon Forrest is pretty popular, not just in Detroit, but all over. As a matter of fact, his latest video on social media got 7 million views.
He calls Rocky’s in Eastern Market, his own studio. Forrest uses pots and pans and half of a stick. He said his setup is very humbling. It reminds him of where he came from.
“Well, I was homeless,” Forrest said.
Now, his musical talent gives him the happiness he needs, “One day, I was doing the dishes and I kept tapping for at least a year” said Forrest.
But what keeps him going is his motivation, “I play for my daughters,” said Forrest.
Forrest said, he’s doing pretty well for himself now, but he has a dream, “I want to be on stage with a rapper and singer. I want to go to studio with a rapper and singer.”
But when asked if he wanted to play on stage with a new drum set, “No. I want to change the world with this.”
And who can blame him, he already has the tools he needs.