Why Flex?

Why Flex?

Have you heard Mo’City’s latest album..damn I mean a mixtape…fuck I mean an EP…anyway, well have you heard it?

Unless you’re a fan of Mo’City than I guess you won’t get that reference, but that’s okay because it’s never too late to add him to your music list.

Unlike the stereotypical artist, Mo’City doesn’t rap about stuff he hasn’t experienced. Although there’s clout in rapping about the streets, Mo’City feels it would be a dishonor to his late father who lived that life. Instead, Mo’City uses his music as a way to stay connected to his father, who died years ago. His father too was a rapper, and after his passing, Mo’City picked up a pen, some paper and a mic and let the music take his mind.

He said we live in a time where everyone’s trying hard to be someone else, but to Mo'City, “it’s cool to be you.”

Mo’City said why flex about having money if he really doesn’t have it.

“If you broke you broke,” he said. According to Mo’City, he has real bills to pay, so rapping about spending $70,000 on a car just doesn’t seem logical or real. And being real is something Mo’City takes pride in.

He cares about his fans and he said it wouldn’t feel right asking them to support a fake him, so he stays as real as he can with himself and the world.

He wrote his first song at nine years old, but he doesn’t believe he became a great artist until these last couple of years. For almost two years, Mo’City deconstructed everything he was doing when it came to music and began to compare himself to those he looked up to. Through this deconstruction he mastered his craft and created the rapper he is today.

“I’ve always been a great storyteller.”

Sometimes writing a song only takes a few hours, which Mo’City calls those “God piercing moments,” but other times, a song may take weeks. Either way, Mo’City makes fire and is putting his all into his music.

"When you hear my project you’re getting a piece of my soul,” he said about his latest work P4tg.

Each track is a doorway into the mind and thoughts of a young visionary.

Through it all, Mo’City says he stays positive because negative vibes only bring bad results. And by him being so open through his music, he’s able to inspire others with his positivity.

“A lot of people talk to be heard and not to listen,” he said, so when you get some time sit down and listen to his music.

No matter how successful his music becomes he’ll always be a part-time artist and a full-time father. Mo’City has a seven-year-old daughter who he cherishes way more than his music.

He enjoys doing daddy-daughter activities such as putting her room together. He calls himself a boring rapper because he makes music and then goes home to his family.

“You find yourself [as a father] in these situations when you’re gone a lot,” he said about missing time with his daughter. “Suck it up, you gotta do this to put her in a better position in life.”

Making music is more than just a lyric, beat and a feeling, it’s Mo’City’s way to the top.

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