Author Black Velvet published his second book — a blend of poetry and photography about relationships called SOMETHING MORE COMFORTABLE — in 2018.

Since then, he has worked to create an entire brand around the persona. In addition to producing a podcast, with the same name as the book, Black Velvet has been trying his hand at being a clothier.

Black Velvet has also written under the name The Mad Poet. His first book and album, Street Dreams, was released back in 2005 and 2008 respectively. Black Velvet makes his home in Manassas, VA, which is the headquarters for all the projects that his beautiful mind can think of.