Born and raised on the West side of Detroit — a city that’s bred some of music’s most iconic artists and musicians — Martez Mosley (musically known as Reese Thawrita) became infatuated with music at an early age while listening to his grand parents’ archive of classic old school R&B records. Reese’s love for music grew stronger under the tutelage of his 5 th grade music teacher, Mr. Wilson, who taught him to play 5 instruments. In high school he began exploring with poetry, which sparked his passion for writing. He studied the work of legendary songwriter Babyface — among others — to gain an understanding of proper song structure and format. His musical and writing influences include the entire Motown roster, Keith Sweat, Teddy Riley, Tricky Stewart, Sean Garrett, Johnta Austin, The Underdogs and Tank.
To continue his pursuit of a career in songwriting, Reese formed the writing team Creative Ink in 2010, alongside several Detroit natives. Today the team consists of himself and three other artists/writers. In 2018, Martez joined forces with production/management company CRUSH Entertainment under Joe “Speedy” Harrington. He now resides in Atlanta.
Be sure to connect with Reese Thawrita on the following social media outlets:
Instagram, Twitter: @Thawrita84, @Creativeinkmusic_