What is your name and what city do you rep?
Iammoneymic or Money M.I.C repping the DMV, Silver Spring to be exact.
Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them?
My latest release is my EP “Heartbreak and Money” led by my singles “Heartbreak” and “Lowkey”. The inspiration from the project came from wanting to address the topics of love and money simultaneously, and the trials and tribulations that come with that.
What is unique about you and your music?
Whats unique about my music is my voice. I speak to what moves me. I make music from a place of sincerity.
What shaped your music?
As far as artists I grew up on Kanye, Pac, Big, Jay, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith, Lauryn Hill, Missy man the list goes on. On the real though my moms and pops and the stuff they listened to definitely shaped my approach to creating. I would hear so many different mash ups outside of the stuff I listened to like Lucky Dube, Bob Marley, Miriam Makeba, Wynton Marsalis, Phil Collins, James Brown all types of shit. So I got a very wide range when creating.
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
I say 2015 is when I decided its no if ands or buts, Im going in. The dream has been alive since 2009, but 2015 iammoneymic was officially born.
What type of music do you listen to?
I listen to everything. My favorite genres though RnB, Hip-Hop and Reggae for sure.
What inspires you to write music?
Man I get inspired by every and anything. Life is the ultimate inspiration. That can be from my experience or others. I love to tell stories.
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
Besides music, I love comedy, basketball, good herb, time with family of course, and kicking it. I love learning and always learning something new. I love to read and watch informative shit on youtube, things that keep my mind sharp.
Happiness to you is…
Seeing my family smile and having a sound body and mind.
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?
Make sure you understand the business. It is the MUSIC BUSINESS.
Tell us about your upcoming projects…
Man I just dropped a new single “Lebron James”, and I also got another EP on
the way. Stay tuned for that for sure.
Where do we find you music / music projects?
Man type in iammoneymic on any platform spotify, youtube, apple music you name it you will find me. Make sure to follow me on all socials as well.
Any last words for the readers?
DO WHAT YOU LOVE. DON’T SETTLE. WORK HARDER.