A Raw Truth
Mugzy had to fight through his adolescent years; struggling with deep internal stress, he found inspiration in Eminem after his first encounter with Hip-Hop when he heard the song 'The Way I Am'. Mugzy felt that he could strongly relate to the lyrics in Eminem's songs and began to change his image to be a true representative of the Hip-Hop culture.
As he developed his style and studied Hip-Hop, he found further inspiration from the legends: 2 Pac, Biggie, 50 Cent, DMX, and searched further into the roots of Hip-Hop to re-discover artists like Public Enemy, NWA and Nas.
Drawing inspiration from the masters of Hip-Hop and armed with the knowledge earned through years of hardship, Mugzy's rap speaks of truth. A raw truth. A truth that will resound with teenagers that have had to endure self-doubt and lack of confidence.
Interview with Mugzy
Question: How would you describe your music?
Mugzy: I grew up on the 90's early 00s ERA of hip hop music where having BARS/lyrical message meant EVERYTHING and I haven't turned a blind-eye to that in my career.
I don't follow the trends and jump through hoops like majority of these unsigned artists do today as personally I think it damages the culture of hip hop to the point it makes it become corny because you don't see the artist's true potential or what they naturally bring and express to society.
Hip Hop is a culture so I didn't want to only use it for its music I wanted to LEARN where it came from and how it has evolved to become so universal.
Question: Which is your favourite song to perform live and why?
Mugzy: My Journey: the electric guitars/orchestra in the instrumental has so much high energy and the lyrics are on point every step of the way from the first verse to the last chorus. So far I haven't had any negative experiences when performing it because it has so much energy/adrenaline.
Question: If you could have anyone, in the world, attend a show, who would it be?
Mugzy: Anyone who is in the position to give me a shot at making a living off my dream; it doesn't matter who. If someone high up in the industry says "Mugzy you are gonna be something" then I'll know the countless years have paid off.
Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?
Mugzy: The crowds, action, hype and adrenaline is way more fun.
Question: What motivates you most when writing music?
Mugzy: The message that I'm willing to give society and my input on how I view things in life through the poetry of hip hop without saying it boldly or bluntly upfront.
Question: Which music/artists are you currently listening to?
Mugzy: Rakim (The God MC).
Question: What or who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?
Mugzy: 50 Cent, Eminem, Tupac, NaS and DMX.
Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?
Mugzy: Honestly it is completely left field but I'd love to be in the studio with ICP "Insane Clown Posse" those dudes look like so fun to be around and chill with plus on a side note, I'd love to attend "Gathering Of The Juggalos" someday.
Question: What's a typical day like?
Mugzy: Wake up, make a 5-shot coffee (I know bad for my heart right?), then get into promoting my music. Personally I feel that anytime wasted could be an opportunity wasted.
Question: What has been your favourite part of becoming a music artist?
Mugzy: I think it's the fact of the people that know me or even heard my name "Mugzy" know that I'm a true representation of the hip hop culture and know that I haven't taken it for granted like it is "the cool thing to do" or "hot trend". I love this culture to death and I'm happy that people can truly see that when they mention my name "Mugzy".
Question: Can you share your socials?
Interview by Brooke Hunter