Coming off a sponsored Datpiff release, a slew high profile website features and opening slots for major industry artists, Brooklyn-based Mac Money is ready to take his career to the next level. Check out our interview after the jump.
Introduce yourself to the world.
My name is Mac Money, an independent artist from Brooklyn on a mission to make it from the bottom to the top. I’ve been through rough life experiences that I express in some of my music people can relate to, with cleaver rhyme schemes that people have yet to see in this music industry. Soon the world will know that I’m coming for my spot.
How did you get into music?
I first got into hip hop music during the mid 90’s, the Biggie and 2pac era. I was actually watching “Flavor Videos” with Bobby Simmons as a child. From then on that very moment idolized the Hip Hop culture. Especially the fact that you can express your thoughts in rhythm where people can actually be entertained by your story. But I looked up to Biggie, Mase, Diddy and the whole Bad Boy Records. I actually felt like I had what it took to be a part of the culture since then. I knew it was something I wanted to do, so I started writing rhymes. From then ‘til now my music evolved to a level where its undeniably great.
How would you describe your sound?
My sound is unique, which can’t be compared to anyone else. My fans call me “The New Sound”. It’s like once people hear my voice on a track, it automatically grabs their attention. Whether it’s my flows, my witty punchlines, delivery, the aggression or my energy, regardless of what it might be, people know I’m hungry and I’m here for a reason.
Who/what influences your music?
To be honest, I influence myself and my life as a whole. The process of growing and learning something new every day is a blessing. I’m also influenced by all of my supporters, the people around me, the haters, and most importantly my fear of failing. But of lately I definitely listen to Artist like J Cole, Drake, Kendrick and a couple others. They kind of keep me in my zone and keep me on my toes because a lot of the music that’s out now rarely have any substance.
What are some of your biggest accomplishments to date?
My latest mixtape, “Self Motivation” was sponsored by Datpiff.com in 2012. Since then, I’ve been booked to open up for artist that performed in my city such as Ryan Leslie, YMCMB, Papoose, Cassidy and more. I have been featured on websites such as Vladtv, Datpiff, Hotnewhiphop and Hiphopgame. I have a numerous amount of music videos out now on YouTube. Within the pass 6 month I’ve released 2 hot singles that has been buzzing throughout the Internet titled, “What It Is My G” and “The Vent”. They both are songs from my new project coming 2015.
What do you want to accomplish?
My mission is to get my music out there to the masses. I want the world to understand my story and my journey of what I went through to get me here. I also want to prove to my fans and supporters that I’m here to stay.
What are your top 3 albums?
My top 3 albums are:
Life After Death
Get Rich Or Die Tryin’
What projects are you working in now?
I’m currently working on my new EP that should be out early spring 2015. The name is still under wraps but I definitely will keep you posted. Just know that it will definitely be a classic. When it drops, it will be my big break. Stay tuned.
Any last words?
Shout out to aboveaveragehiphop.com for the opportunity. I appreciate it. My new music video for “The Vent” will be out soon so stay tuned. Subscribe to my Website www.macmoneymusic.com and download my music on Soundcloud.com/macmoneymusic and iTunes. Keep supporting the movements. Major Moves!