Today we’ll talk about hip hop sounds with Reyne Brady (pronounced Rain but spelt differently) aka Mugzy. He is 26yrs old from Sydney Australia (“The Land Down Under” as he says). During his adolescent years 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 & began to change his image to be a true representative of the Hip-Hop culture.
So Mugzy, when did you become interested in Hip Hop sounds and how have you learned?
I became interested in hip-hop music and the culture of hip-hop when i was 14 so 2005 my early years in High School. Around that time i guess you could say i was a bit of a loner which caused me to get punk’d/bullied a lot and also my grades were failing an i had no avenue where i would be in life when i finished school. So instead i bought myself an IPod and started listening to artists such as Eminem, 50 Cent, Tupac. Eminem was the one i could related to the most (Even to this day).
Starting Off i would drop down small rhymes in my workbook but i knew if i wanted to progress i would have to write full lyric songs .
Also i knew if i wanted to be known or respected by the general hip hop community who loves it as much as i do then i would have to do my homework take a trip back in time where it all started in the 70s of South Bronx and learn bit by bit.
What inspires me about the culture of hip hop
is that it’s the ONLY music form that you can express yourself in any way/shape/form possible
You pick any other music genre Rock, Pop, Rnb etc etc Trust me they dont have the same effect that hip hop brings thats why i love it.
I’ve been in the game for 11years, done 2 Albums, Radio Play/Magazine Articles WORLDWIDE, Fan base WORLDWIDE, Featured in Multiple Independent Films/TV Commercials
The List goes ON an ON an i haven’t stopped yet.
The most important thing you’ve learned about it. How Hip Hop sounds have changed your life?
All I can say is this: if i didn’t listen to hip hop or even accept it into my life than i dont know where id be today Hip Hop/Making rap music has changed my life completely in so many different ways
I LIVE & BREATHE IT EVERYDAY…….Hip Hop Saved my Life
If someone wants to learn, is there any book, app, course you can suggest? Why?
If someone wants to get into the culture of Hip-Hop I say do your homework on the craft/culture before you ENTER. Like Everything from
The Start in the 70s till Now
The founding fathers Grandmaster Flash, Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Kurtis Blow etc etc
The 5 Elements (MCing, Djing, Breakin, Graffiti, Knowledge)
The Block Parties in 1520 Sedgwick Avenue South Bronx NY
Different Styles/Commercial Success such as Lyrics, Artists, Songs, Clothing etc etc
The List goes ON n ON
Because REAL Hip-Hop heads can smell a REAL to a FAKE and if you want RESPECT in this culture then learn where it came from
The best advice you can give to a musician?
The BEST advice i can give to any artist who wanna get into the music industry is this: don’t think ya gonna be an overnight celeb when you FIRST pick up the pen thinking its all fun & games making it look easy because its 100% NOT. This industry will cheat you in so many different ways, it’s not funny and it will bring you to your knees to the point of failure and making you doubt yourself of always wanting to give up.
But if your willing to hustle daily because inside you generally love hip hop or love MUSIC and are willing to go down that long hard road of wanting this dream more than anything else in the WORLD combined
(Not because its a phase, Not because you want stardom, Not because you wanna be a Celeb)
If its because of the LOVE & HIP HOP then you have my 100% FULL RESPECT
Which is the song that has changed your life and why?
I couldn’t just tell you ONE: it’s too hard there has been so many over the years BUT I WILL SAY THIS even though its clique because im a whiteboy myself haha Eminem was the 1st Artist i ever listen to who got made me want to start writing music and embrace this Culture. He was the one who broke that barrier of hip hop which was formally a black domain of music like he gave white rappers a voice to be heard in this culture. Like i know before he came into the scene there were white artists such as Vanilla Ice, MC Serch, Beastie Boys etc etc BUT i don’t think they had a big enough impact on the scene like Eminem did (His the Elvis of hip hop).
You can know more abut Mugzy on his Facebook Page and you can listen to his music on soundcloud.
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