David Taylor II loved and admired his father, a successful African American small business owner, but knew his father’s dream was not his own. Then, at age 12 or so, his father succumbed to several strokes. A business he didn’t love fell squarely on David's shoulders. “It took me some time to come back around to realize where my strength and my desire really was, and what I was born to do. I went back to school for music, which is what I had always wanted to do.” Today he’s a best-selling author, award winning playwright, Top Ten music producer and songwriter.