Songwriter, producer and original keyboardist with The Time, a group once acclaimed by Rolling Stone magazine as “the funkiest band in America.” He has toured the world, appeared on many television shows and a couple of movies with the band. He has written and produced a number of hit songs for other artists, as well as recorded his own solo CD. 



In early 2016, Monte was credited as a writer and producer on Rihanna's #1 single "Work" featuring Drake. Monte and Rihanna first worked together on a performance at the 50th Grammy's.