My mother, an English teacher, always told me growing up that books change lives. I never fully believed her until now. Being a part of the, “J Mac is the Freestyle King” children’s book phenomenon has opened my eyes to possibilities I did not think existed before and my heart to a whole new generation of fans wants, needs and desires. As much as I clown on the radio, most of you know that behind the smile is a serious man. Growing up I did not have it all – less than many, more than some – but I did have enough. Enough love from my parents to keep me in school and not become a statistic, enough belief in myself to know that with hard work and time I could make my dreams come true and enough help from positive mentors like my boy the Madd Hatta and Terri Thomas along the way to ease my road to success.