M.PAYTON has been grinding hard. The 23 year old rapper and producer from Oakland first gained noteriety directing videos for a number of local artists in the Bay, including San Quinn - but has been doing music since age 11. Last year M.PAYTON dropped his single "Minimum" which to date has had almost 40,000 hits on YouTube and has gained him some traction in the Bay Area hip-hop scene - even being featured by BIG VON on his blog. Off the success of "Minimum" M.PAYTON has recently opened up for IAMSU, Sage the Gemini, Jadakiss and the Lox, Adrian Marcel and more.  Today M.PAYTON drops his new single "Free Willie" - hoping to build off the momentum of "Minimum," gain new fans and keep the Bay turnt up!