MEANO BROWN – TOXIC/CRITICAL MASS [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

melodic, moody, conscious

Tell us a few things about your new song TOXIC/CRITICAL MASS. What is the story behind it?

The Toxic/Critical Mass music video is actually two singles on the upcoming project. They were recorded on the same day. Toxic was recorded first. Critical Mass was recorded second. The mood for both songs address the real life issues of being emotionally intelligent and finding ways to cope. Two things that I am advocate for. #MentalHealth

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

“Pop a seal then put a pill in kuz thugs don’t cry, ni**a this is how we deal with it. I ain’t saying that its right. I’m just saying that I feel em”

Do you think there is a true underground hip hop sound today?

Not really. I feel like there is a lot of emphasis on being trendy more than anything in music these days. When I think of underground hip hop I think of the mixtape days when artist were trying to really prove that they can rap. Even when they were jacking for beats back then there was still a lot of content that had meaning. I feel like artist these days just release a lot of fillers to stay relevant instead of actually putting out something that would matter. I don’t really blame them whole heartedly though. I also blame the listeners. The artist understand that the listeners attention span is getting shorter and shorter these days.

What does hip hop symbolize in your opinion?

Hip-Hop is a lifestyle. It’s a culture. It doesn’t have to represent one group of people either. Anybody can be apart of that culture if they truly love it and understand it. I love Hip-Hop so I take a lot of offense when anyone treat it like its a joke. Like you can’t just dress up in Kilt and call yourself Scottish. You can’t pick up a bowling ball and call yourself a bowler. Have more respect for the culture than that.

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

In a mood to hear substance. I feel like that there are a lot of cheese and crackers for the listeners to eat. I’m giving them something to stick to their ribs, MEAT AND POTATOES. So when a people listen to me they are ready to have something to think about.

Should we expect an album in the near future?

I have older released projects and singles on all streaming outlets If anyone wants to catch up before my music is released. Also, there is a new album done already. The project is a double album titled “Gemstones and Birthrights”. The project features two producers that I have been working with, their names are Benjamin Adam (@iambenjaminadam) and Ice Cold Aka Neena Snow (@iceeeeeecold). You can follow me on IG @meano_compadre to keep up with all new content that will be released in the future.

Thank you!

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