Exclusive Interview with Memphis Maccie
An exclusive interview with Memphis Maccie.
Upcoming 100: How long have you been in the music industry and has music always been a part of your life?
Memphis Maccie: All my life seems like. Around 2010, I decided to go all in.
Upcoming 100: Was there a specific moment in your life where you thought, “music is what I want to do”?
Memphis Maccie: Yea, when I realized that you got to do something you love. If not, life go be long.
Upcoming 100: What inspires you (or your music)?
Memphis Maccie: The streets, the kids, my family, the hate and the love… It all makes me want to go hard as I can.
Upcoming 100: Who’s on your iTunes playlist?’
Memphis Maccie: Boosie , Kodak , NBA Youngboy, Kevin Gates, Project Pat ,Lil Onehunnet ,8ball & MJG , UGk, 03 Greedo , and of course myself.
Upcoming 100: The project you are currently promoting, how did the idea for it come about?
Memphis Maccie: It was more a feeling. I’m a trap Memphis Rapper. But I live in Portland Oregon where I got put on for this community too. Tale of Two Cities came about because people wonder why I came here, especially when I lived in Atlanta and being from Memphis.
Upcoming 100: There are thousands of artists trying to do what you are doing, what do you think gives you an advantage to break into mainstream America?
Memphis Maccie: I’m nothing like nobody. I’m a stick to the code ‘til it’s over. They go relate to me because I’m just like them. People’s Champ on Grape.
Upcoming 100: I’ve heard your latest music and it’s amazing! I can definitely tell your sound has evolved over the past few years from previous songs we’ve heard from you online. What are your thoughts on the evolution of an artist and the evolution of music today?
Memphis Maccie: I appreciate that. I see music being what people want. It’s so many lanes in music and so many fans. I honestly think the music industry is dominated by hip hop, even ppl sound like hip hop or rap. Trap is mainstream now. I think it’s great.
Upcoming 100: Do you have other passions in life? Do you believe passion is an essential part of success?
Memphis Maccie: Success no, but happiness, yes… If you’re not passionate in what you don’t mean, you can’t be successful. I got a passion in sports. I also have a passion in community. I want to see and help build up communities everywhere. Also help stop gentrification…
Upcoming 100: With your current success and working with a renowned PR firm such as Starlight PR, what advice would you give to someone just starting out in his or her career who doesn't even have a studio to record but would love to do what you are doing now?
Memphis Maccie: Write and get it all ready first. Then you find a great studio and great engineer with a passion for his work. Then you take off!
Upcoming 100: Where can potential fans find out more about you?
Memphis Maccie: IG and FACEBOOK - Come connect with me and look for me in your city soon.