Dylan, Thunders, Greenwood, Iggy Pop, Daniel Johnston, Robert Johnson, DFA, life in general.
Justin Bieber for sure!
Hubert Eaves IV.
I grew up on the late 90's and early 2000's Hip Hop. So artists that influenced we was Biggie, Tupac, DMX, Nas, Big Pun and Jay Z. That whole Rocafella/StateProperty movement was the best music I ever heard really. But as far as producers, Imma have to say Kanye West, Just Blaze, Swizz Beatz, and Timberland. Currently I been real big on Ryan Leslie, he's a problem.
I've been inspired by Michael Jackson, RUN-DMC, Wu-Tang Clan, Lionel Richie, DMX, Totally Insane
aside from their incredible songwriting abilities, Nina Simone for her strength and knowledge / Led Zeppelin for their engaging and electric live performances / Fiona Apple / Pearl Jam / The Cranberries (oh the voice!) / Supertramp / Neil Young (still knows how to rock a stage after all this time! / Nirvana / Lhasa de Sela / Bob Dylan / Jimi Hendrix & Janis Joplin
Three days grace, Lady GaGa, Bruno Mars, Sum 41, Justin Bieber, Sean Kingston.
So many, but specially Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Jessie J and Karmin. All the musicians I've met from Berklee, they're really inspirational to me too, because they're all quite talented.
dj premier,hi tek, just blaze,j dilla, jazzy jeff, 36 mafia, biggie, mobb deep, nas, kool g rap.
Any and all that have been creative/positive/emotionally revealing...
A tribe called quest, Nas, Az, Kanye West, Drake, Jay Z, BIG, Pac... its a long list...
Dolores Zajick, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, and many more greats!
Boyce Avenue! Been following their music since '07. So inspired by what they've done with their music
many musicians and singers have been inspiring my career, some of them; barbra streisand, linda eder, aretha franklin, sarah vaughan, lara fabian, stevie wonder, michael jackson, and also opera singers like mirella freni, leyla gencer, montserrat caballe, cecilia bartoli..and many others.
Too many to mention.I just time travel via my iPod™ daily.