Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Candid interview with rapper MCG

How long have you been doing what you’re doing and how did you get started in the first place?
I’ve been rapping for 10 years I started when I was 16. It's a funny story my first rap was a dis track against some friends. We were goofing off and I like the feeling of rapping so I kept doing it and it became a habit. 
Who were the first influences on your music and style?
Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, XV, Tyler the creator, Curren$y. I'm really influenced by everyone who makes music but those guys were a big part of my growth.
In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist in your genre today and why?
Its gotta be Drake, whether you like him or not the dude been on fire for over a decade. I gotta respect that.
What aspect of the music making process excites you most, and what aspect discourages you the most?
Making music and creating is the most exciting part for me. I always love when I come up with ideas or crazy concepts.
The business and marketing side of music is something that's very discouraging. I could put out my best song and it might not ever get heard by the right ears and that's sad. There is so much good music that gets unheard because the game is so saturated right now with artists. 
In your experience thus far, what is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed? And one you didn’t follow, but now know for sure that you should have?
I haven’t gotten really good advice. Friends say follow your dreams and be persistent but if that was the key everyone would be successful. I’ve been just throwing everything at the wall and hoping something sticks. 
Which ingredient do you think is most essential in making your sound and style the way it is?
Life and living is the most important thing for me because I’m telling stories about my self and experiences. A dope ass beat always helps. I like to keep it low fi if possible. 

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