Getting to know New Jersey’s own MCG The Rapper

Where are you from? Have your surroundings shaped you in a creative sense, and in way (s)?

I am from New Jersey. My surroundings shaped me to be a loving and caring person because I grew up in a safe middle-class community. Everything around me shaped me into who I am as a person now. The good and the bad. 

How would you describe your musical style?

Lately, I’ve been writing more chill low fi hip hop music and I’m really enjoying it. You need a balance of something calm to offset the chaos of the world and that is what my music is. 

Who is your superhero alter-ego and why?

Its gotta be Static Shock. He’s such a dope character. I always go back to that cartoon every now and then.

If we’re going to buy you a drink, what should it be?

Craft beer of any kind. I like trying new things. I never know what new beer I would like. 

Where do you find your artistic inspiration?

I find inspiration everywhere. One time I wrote a song about the Oreos I was eating. Life is inspiring sometimes songs are deep and sometimes they are fun.  

Who’s your fashion icon and why?

Ethan and Hila Klein because they made Teddy Fresh and if you don’t know what that is, give it a google. Their clothing is so dope. I would buy out their shop if I could afford it.

Who has influenced you musically?

Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, XV, Tyler the creator, Curren$y. Childish Gambino Just dropped and his new project is amazing. It’s so funky I love it.

Any advice for aspiring artists? 

Whatever wave you are riding keep going and follow that path that you’re on. You’ll get there everyone gets their chance!

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