Born Carl Hendricks in Taylor,Texas to a 15 year old Mother is common today but wasn’t so common in the late 70’s.I know.I know.Don’t @ me either.At the age of 6 years old he was taken into custody by CPS and placed in several foster homes.By the age of 8 years old he was adopted by a Christian family from Temple,Texas The Comeger’s.Mr.Comeger served in the military and Mrs.Comeger was a cook for the First National Bank.They had no other biological children and Real Smokesta became officially a Comeger.Not to confuse him at a young age his parents kept his born name Carl the same.Now this where it gets interesting.One day he approached his new Mom as she was doing laundry and asked her a question that would forever change his name. “So why don’t you have any real (biological) kids?” he asked. Not something a typical 8 year old kid usually asks,right? His Mother looked as if she knew one day this question would come and as curious as he looked how could a parent not be truthful.She carried one time to only have a miscarriage. “What’s a miscarriage?” he asked. “He didn’t make it” she softly explains. Trying to cheer up her spirits he then said, “What was his name going to be?” and she said, “Michael”.20 seconds of silence passed then young Carl spoke, “Change my name to Michael.Michael is who I am.”His Mother granted him his wish.Today Real Smokesta has two sons also name Michael.