Alaskan born and Mississippi raised hip-hop artist Money Mann has made a name for himself across multiple states by his persistent grind and hunger for dreams. Having the opportunity to work with this talented artist over the past year, he has proven that consistency is key. Delivering new music regularly with continual fan interaction has afforded this up and coming artist the luxury of rapidly expanding his fan base. He took a couple minutes out of his hectic schedule to catch up.
Where are you from? What is the music scene like there?
I am from Fairbanks Alaska, where the music scene is dead but the hustle is alive.
Is there a story behind your stage name?
Growing up I was always hangin’ with the older dudes in the street so I was given the name “Yung Money.” As I got older, Zo changed my name to Money Mann.
Give us some background behind “Fireworks“, your latest project.
[Fireworks] is an expression of my life through personal and punch-lines from my story. My homeboy BryceTMP of Trap Master Productions blessed me with a simple, yet grabbing beat that made it easy to flow over.
What’s in the pipeline, when can we expect it?
I am working on my first studio album “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” set to be released late August of 2015.
What producers have you worked with in the past, are presently working with, or look forward to working with in the future?
Currently, I’ve been working with my favorites like BryceTMP, Retonthebeat, Confetti Beats, Weirdo Clay, and I look forward to working with Raw Beatz.
Give us one sentence that describes your style and sound perfectly?
I would describe my sound as something that is edgy, yet smooth and one of a kind.
Choose 2 artists and 1 producer in today’s music world that you’d like to work with?
I would choose Jay-Z and 50 as artists and Pharell as a producer.
What do you think about the current state of Hip-Hop?
I think the current state of hip hop is being over saturated and watered down with mainstream nonsense. It’s time to take hip hop back!