As a little girl in Canton, Ohio, Macy Gray was teased with the unique, creaking, raw voice, that in years to come would bring her world fame and fortune. At the end of the nineties her debut single Something was a big hit. I Try and the touching Still even did better. Her album On How Life Is, that is chock-full of old-school soul, hip-hop, R&B, funk and rock, ranks among the better soul albums. Her second album The ID proved to be another giant success, and that not only because of a long list of guest appearances including Erykah Badu, Angie Stone and Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ guitarist John Frusciante. Gray started writing songs and recording demos when she was as old as 23. She was discovered while performing in a hotel bar. Her first record was a flop, but in the end she made it with the right producer. And the rest is history. In the mean time we can enjoy The Trouble With Being Myself.