Mao began rapping when he would use his rhyming skills to try and flirt with cute girls and pretty teachers. He could write some creative words, but his tongue wasn't able to speak his voice yet. After high school, Mao decided to try something: Mao believed he was smart. Mao went to China on a whim, learning some of the culture while trying to barter for fake Oakley's and PSP games. Mao put his love of rhyme and hip hop to practice; in order to better teach the language, he recorded and critiqued and improved his craft, while always embracing who he was, "Mickey". Upon returning home, Mao completed his degree in Arts Education. Since then, Mao has been speaking the truth and sniffing out bullshit.