Michael S. McCray I create because I believe quality, respect and an educated dialogue are at the core of what inspires artists. I represent the cultivation and growth of our future minds. To engage thought that will in time change society and the world around us. Music is a very integral part of growth in our society. It can be used not only to destroy, but also to educate and help people grow beyond what they can see. My greatest musical influence is Michael Jackson. His voice touched the hearts of people all around the world yet he remained humble, despite his monumental fame and wealth. He represents the type of artist I want to be, someone who uses their mind and resources to contribute in ways that are exciting yet engaging to an audience. I want to provide a source of inspiration for individuals so they can creatively challenge and address the problematic issues of this day. My reason for creating music is to be a part of the dialogue that revives the soul of the Hip-Hop Genre. It is integral in this day and age to engage intelligent minds in a creative manner that makes people really think no matter how controversial the subject. It is important to facilitate the desire to learn, explore and challenge what is in front of us. I have respect for the minds of today and their ability to create and influence future generations. A group of minds if organized and knowledgeable can make history. I am a part of a conversation that challenges individuals to create a life that that encourages quality, instills integrity and supports growth in learning. I move forward creating a conversation about life, one that reflects desire, confidence, excitement, creativity, influence, awareness and learning. A discussion that will form a lasting impression on the dialogue of Hip-Hop. This is why I make music.