Christopher Massey was born with an “s” on his chest. From the time he was a toddler posing in major department store catalogs to making it big in Hollywood on Disney’s “Zoey 101,” friends and family knew he was made for show business. What they didn’t know was the “s” really stood for superstar because Massey is reaching deep into his tool box of talents and has dug out a musical prowess. Adding music supervisor and artist to his long list of creative credits, Massey and his equally famous baby brother Kyle have formed Massey Boyz Records.
You must check out their new music at www.masseyboyz.com, but not before reading below how he started down this musical path.
What led you to music?
I have always been good with the saxophone. I taught myself to play the piano when I was bored. In 2006, I asked for a piano for Christmas. That’s when I started making beats for fun. Now, I’m a music supervisor and have four songs in an upcoming feature film, Senior Project, and one in the movie Breaking at the Edge, which features Lou Gossett Jr. and Logan Browning.
How do you stay at the leading edge of your craft?
I never stop learning. I watch the cameramen on set and everyone on the crew while I am working. I actually worked a camera during a live taping of “That’s So Raven,” when my brother Kyle was on the show.
What’s your favorite vacation spot?
I’ve traveled to Africa, Peru, Bahamas, Mexico, Ireland and Nicaragua and my favorite, Vietnam.
If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
No child would go without food. Every child should be able to attend school in developing countries even if they can’t afford a uniform. Every child in need should be able to get a free hearing aid. We work with Starkey Hearing Foundation and it’s the most rewarding thing we do, giving the gift of hearing through that organization.
Please define your personal brand.
Making the right PIE for everyone to enjoy: performance, image and exposure.
Who inspires you?
My brother Kyle and I have been blessed to have not only been inspired by a lot of people but we actually have met and have personal conversations with several of them: Bill and Tami Austin, Avery Johnson, the late Don Barden, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Muhammad Ali, to name a few. These people have served the same PIE over the years that we’ve all enjoyed: performance, image and exposure. I get my inspiration from these people and my mom, Angel Massey.