has a degree in Theatre and Music. While attending SHSU, Payne joined “Versanique”, a local boy band. Payne then decided to move forward as a solo artist. He feels his group experiences have made him a stronger person. Not only does Payne act, he sings, writes lyrics, and produces as well. He can be heard as the resident comedian, on the xm blog talk radio show, “The Firm" hailed out of Atlanta, on Saturdays. He is currently working on his debut solo album, “A Quarter Till” independently. Payne real name is, “Lawrence Lewis”. He has opened up for artist such as Jagged Edge, Ideal, Alexander O’Neal, among other performers. He also has sung the National Anthem at the Houston Astros game. He has done stage plays such as To be young, gifted and black, The Divine Inheritance, Sex and the Sanctuary, After the Vows, “Don’t bother me I can’t cope, The Wiz, Little Shop of Horrors, A Raisin the Sun, Too Much Drama too stay focused, The Value of a man, Shout Hallelujah, God Doesn’t Make Mistakes, The Master's Hand, If I make it through December, A Christmas Encounter, Role play, The Roommate, What’s a Sistah to do, just to name a few. He has also done some movies such as Robocop 2, The Life of David Gail, and independent film called “Forgiven”. With this drive and the Lord on his side, Payne knows that he will succeed in his quest for greatness.
As a Positive Project "Playahz", he has performed in various productions including performing as Pastor Julius Daemon in "The Sinister Minister", Brother Raghead in "Sister Rudie Poot & The Preacher Who Thought He Could" and Sidell in "The Dark Dispensation".