MJ's musical inspirations are derived from 70's and 80's soul artists along with modern inspirations.
His most notable influences are Prince, David Bowie, The Delfonics, Lenny Kravitz, André 3000, Simply Red, Stevie Wonder, Trey Para and The Weeknd.
MJ started making music when he met Trey Para, while in middle and high school. Trey Para dropped two songs featuring MJ "Over & Over" and "Don't Lie". Both song exist on Trey Para's sound cloud, but are not yet available on streaming services. After that MJ spent a year learning to write, record, and arrange music with Logic Pro X. In 2018 he dropped his first single "Eye Jus' Luv U" which featured Trey Para. Following that collaboration were two more singles "Kabuto Mushi" and "I'm Afraid/ Girl" and his debut album "Surprises" . This album featured photography by Quinten Fortney @lilmangodance.
Six months after his first album he dropped the double single "Imagine Us", which contained the raunchy funk-fueled digital B-Side "Pussy Joint" featuring Grizzy Gray.