Christon Gray released a music video for the lead single of his Fo Yo Soul Recordings debut LP, The Glory Album, on Thursday.

Gray published a blog post alongside the single, “Connor McDees,” on his official website. Below is an excerpt of the blog post.

“I had no idea when I signed up for this business what that would mean,” Gray wrote. “Every piece of your personal life suddenly becomes everyone’s business. Friends become enemies, truth becomes fiction… soon broken telephone becomes your only line of communication.

“If I’m being honest with myself, I felt led into this business and sometimes… maybe a lot of the times, I don’t want to do it. I can truly drain so much life from you. I’m so grateful for those moments at night when I sit and hope that whatever little talent the Lord may have given me shines a light on Him that can help a few people out in this world. I know music helps me.

“So, wrap all the above into a 16 bar verse spit at different tempos, proceeding two of my favourite rappers in the game – and well, that’s my portion of Connor McDees. With the help of Skyzoo and my brother Taelor, we took a beat made by GiAngelo Power, Jaden Chada and the homie Max Stark and poured out our hearts. I never thought I’d be talking about this stuff; I never thought anyone cared. Well, we all have skeletons in our closets and the sooner we embrace that about one another, the sooner we will all live out the greatest commandments: To love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul and strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.”

Gray will drop The Glory Album on Feb. 26, 2016. Watch the music video for “Connor McDees” below.

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