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Richard Melville Hall, a.k.a. Moby, is one of the most important dance music figures of the early '90s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in England and[…]

Creativity runs deep in Moby’s family.

Question: Where are you from and how has that shaped you?

Moby: Well, one of the things I am most grateful for is that I did grow up in a creative family.  My mom, even though she did menial labor, she was a great painter and a really great musician.  My uncle was a photographer, my other uncle was a sculptor, both my aunts are writers, my great-grandmother taught classical composition, my other grandmother was a watercolor painter, so everyone in my family had some sort of creative outlet, so it was just assumed that I would do something creative.  Like I really think that my mother and the people in my family would have been very disappointed if I had decided to become a bond trader.  So, if anything, even though I grew up in a very conservative suburban environment, I was always encouraged to do creative things. 

Recorded: 6/16/08