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You may recognize PJ Morton from Maroon 5, but he was already a solo artist prior to joining the American pop rock band. Influenced by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Al Green, Morton likes to use his music as a way to talk about the issues dividing our country.

Although the New Orleans native primarily listens to R&B and soul music, he’s also into rappers like Young Thug and DaBaby. We sat down with the Grammy-winning artist to talk about his current obsessions in the music, film and TV scenes.