Michael J. Payton aka M.PAYTON is an artist, entrepreneur and civic advocate born and raised in Oakland, California. Never wanting to be put into a box, Payton has been immersed in nearly all aspects of arts and culture from music to film, and other forms of creativity.

Michael believes in using the creative and economic power of hip-hop culture to positively impact the world through using all of his skills to entertain, educate, inform, and impact communities globally to create a more inclusive, equitable, and truly representative global community.​


A staunch advocate of social justice, education, civic engagement and cultural representation, Michael founded CSUITEMUSIC to create a platform to promote ideas that will impact governments and communities and encouraging the hip-hop community to engage in the political and civic process.

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