I had never heard of Rasheeda until I started watching this season of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. I instantly became a Rasheeda fan, I guess being in the industry as long as she has as an underground artist she knows how to play the game and that’s something very respectable. We saw her filming a portion of her video for her new single “Marry Me” from her latest mixtape “Boss Bitch Music Vol 3”, but never really heard the song or saw the video. So I took to YouTube and found the song and the video, not a fan of the video which is rather low-budget but the song is my jam. I can’t front on “Auntie Rasheeda” this song is catchy. There is a remixed version of the song that features Toya Wright that I feel shouldn’t have been released for any reason. Check out the official video www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEDx5EFdkvg
I met M.C almost four years ago, in Miami at a birthday party for Chingy. I had no idea then that he was a rapper, nothing about him said “look at me”. He wasn’t wearing a ton of chains or really making himself known so I shook his hand and kept it moving. It wasn’t until I got back home that we crossed cyber paths via MySpace (yes I said MySpace). I’ve worked with M.C on several projects including his feature on the EDL mixtape as well as The Stop The Violence party in the plaza this past summer. However it wasn’t until recently I was given the opportunity to sit down with M.C and find out who he really is.
Inspired by Easy-E, not because of his lyrical abilities but because without him so many artist would have never been heard of. “He didn’t care what other people thought, he had his own style and said what he felt including FUCK the police!” M.C is nothing more than a simple, laid back hard working young man who is grinding his way to the top. M.C says that he is not motivated by notoriety or money when it comes to music; “I have a story that needs to be heard and that alone is my motivation.” Marching to the beat of his own producer M.C is far from your average rapper, he works hard NOT to fit in with the STL music scene. “I am my own person, with my own style; my music can’t really be classified with others.”
*For more of my interview with M.C make sure you snatch a copy of the St. Louis Evening Whirl next Tuesday.*