Moti8ated: Moti8ation Is Ready To Roll In 2018
Your debut video/single “Pardon Me” was catchy but very personal. Can listeners expect that blend of commercial accessibility and honesty to continue?
Yes.This whole project is that exact blend. On this album I go back to the beginning to provide the world with some ethos. It's a chronological snapshot of where I come from and where I'm going.
“Plead The 5th” is your new collaboration with longtime friend and co-hort StroGod. What makes his production stand out amongst the pack?
Mistro is a veteran like me we Vetgang him and my brother Dj Tim. They just understand me they keep me going. So his sound is a natural fit for me it's easy when we link. We've been through the trenches together and it's a beautiful whenever we link up. I also got production from C-Sick, Takeoff, and I hope to get production from the Animaniacs to wrap up my project.
You’ve been behind the scenes in the music business for a minute. What inspired you to take center stage and tell your story?
I've always been a rapper since I was young. When I got out of the military there wasn't really any Midwest outlet to be heard so I helped build it. Now that it's built it's time for me to step through the doors I helped open. I have the compassion of an poet and the mind of billionaire. Another thing that really motivated me to put out this body of work where my children. They inspire me more than anything. There my biggest supporters and fans. I have like 30 songs recorded now just picking through the best of them.
You’re a Flint Michigan native. What was Flint like growing up and what can people do to affect change? After “Plead The 5th” what can people expect from Moti8ation?
Growing up Flint was rough I lost a lot of homies. Rest In Peace Tramelle, Naldo, Ac, Brion, Mario, Major, and Finese. Nevertheless I wouldn't trade my experience for the world. Moved to the 5th ward in the 5th grade right next to Dayton Family grandmother. The Dayton Family inspired me to get into the entertainment business. Ira Dorsey was my favorite rapper growing up. He came down in that Lincoln Navigator you could here him from 5miles away no lie. When I was little my dad owned a store in the neighborhood before we lived in the neighborhood check out "Pardon Me" all facts. My mentor multi-platinum producer Mark Taylor lived on the block I grew up on. So flint exposed me to greatness. Also rest up the late great Vann Johnson she had the voice of an angel and she really touched my spirit for the brief time I knew her. To affect change in Flint I really would just say get involved and stay involved. The Dayton Family doing great work out there in the city.