Mocha Mustafa – Open Your Heart [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Electrifying, inspirational, and real

How many beats do you listen to before you end up using one? Tell us a few things about your creative process.

I listen to about 15 beats before using one. My process begins with purpose, to communicate a message or emotion. I disect, contemplate, and develop that idea into a story. Next, I find a beat that matches the mood and further excites me. Finally, I convert all that preperation into music.

Which song of the EP reflects you the most?

She Kept It Real. It is the longest of the three tracks. It features my rapping and singing and explores diverse parts of my psyche.

Favourite rapper, lyricist and producer?

Favourite rapper and lyricits is Drake. Favourite producer is Boi-1da.

What does hip hop symbolize in your opinion?

To me hip hop symolizes a cool spirit and provokative authenticy.

In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

Motivated and inspired for Wholehearted. Sad and contemplative for Frank’s Crib and She Kept It Real.

What is the most useless talent you have?

I can crack my ankles an infinite amount of times.

Thank you!

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