Fonzworth Bentley is better known for his impeccable dress and his former role as Diddy’s umbrella-hoisting assistant.
In October, the rapper will showcase his musical side as host of the All That Jazz concert at the Atlanta Symphony Hall.
For Bentley, the concert will be a precursor to his upcoming debut C.O.L.O.U.R.S. (which stands for CoolOutrageousLoversOfUniquelyRawStyle), due via Kanye West’s GOOD Music/Sony imprint.
The All That Jazz line-up features jazz and instrumental groups from the Atlanta Public School System.
Bentley, who is a product of North Atlanta High School and Morehouse College, recalls hearing Beethoven’s 5th Symphony at the tender age of 18 months.
By age 2, he says he was learning to play the violin, and in high school, he was the concert master of his school orchestra.
“It’s time to show you can be smart, you can dress appropriately, you can speak the king’s language and still be hip,” Bentley said in a statement.
All That Jazz is being held in conjunction with the Quest, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that supports musical endeavors in public schools.
The concert takes place Oct. 22 at the Atlanta Symphony Hall from 3-5 p.m.