When you think “Aussie Rap/Hip-Hop Music”, you probably wouldn’t necessarily be picturing Eminem in “8 Mile”, or Big E Smalls in “N.O.T.I.R.I.O.U.S”, so instead of sitting here wondering what it might be like, we caught up with rising Aussie rap artist Mugzy to find out his story and what his take is on being an active artist within the Aussie rap/hip-hop scene.
Mugzy was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, and it wasn’t until he was 14 year of age did he take a strong liking and interest in rap/hip-hop music, starting off with listening to the classic favorites such as Eminem, Tupac and 50 Cent. Growing up, Mugzy would face the many faces of depression and would write and listen to hip-hop an escape route. In his spare time, he would research the background of the hip-hop culture and where it all began which sparked his love for hip-hop music and inspired him to embark on his career as an Aussie rap/hip-hop artist.
“What inspires me about the culture of hip-hop is that it’s the only music where you can express yourself in every way, shape and form possible.” - Mugzy
Mugzy released his first album “Ride Or Die in 2010 which was recorded and produced at Schollum City Records by Glen Schollum, then dropped his second album “Understand Me“ in 2013 which was recorded and produced at Beatz Basement by Pablo Gutierrez. Now Mugzy is currently working on his third album (planning on being a 2-disc special! Yaaow! 😉), due for a release late 2017 – early 2018.
When it comes to what Mugzy’s experience as an Aussie hip-hop artist, while doing all the normal things you would do as any artist does; writing, recording, performing, marketing, networking… (You get the picture...), he noticed the difference between where it all began and how it’s been interpreted over time into the Aussie scene. Mugzy describes the American scene more as humble and open to new ideas, whereas the growing Aussie scene may have a lot of love and are eager to teach themselves more about the hip-hop culture, but are strongly opinionated as to how Aussie rap music should sound compared to American rap. Personally, Mugzy doesn’t see the harm in using American rap influence in his music, and from the looks of his success as an artist so far, neither does his growing following.
“Whatever gets put on the table, USE IT, stop this back-and-forth criticism about who’s real and who’s not. Give it a rest.” – Mugzy
As well as a music career, Mugzy also took a turn down the path of acting and has so far acted in independent and short films and commercials which Mugzy says he found intimidating, but loved the experience and hopes to see more come of it, but in the meantime is looking forward to releasing his third album later this year.
If you want to know more about Mugzy you can head on over to his Facebook page where you can drop by and say hello and see all the new updates and announcements on his new album being released later this year! You will also find him on YouTube, Twitter, SoundCloud and ReverbNation à where he has ALL his tracks available for FREE download! Be sure to check him out and show him some love via his social media links below!
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