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A Spotlight Interview With Mn Moder

A new EP release from Mn Moder hits a fresh and super crisp soundscape with futuristic production and a cinematic undertone that all come together to create an atmosphere that becomes addicting and it all sites below an R&B and rap vocal approach that melts styles and sub styles into one and is able to build into fiery and driving singles.

the 3's Company EP is nuts and it's got that magic to it that gets you listening. It has you really pulled into its world, and it feels awesome to let yourself go with the music.

The release gets sharp and edgy as it blends these sorts of alternative tonalities into the mix and lets it drive those vocals to get excited and in terms of vocals as well, it's precise with great story telling and a heavy attention to detail.

The lyrical phrasing is unique as it takes these several rap styles and pops a little of each one into one song making in undeniably in your face.

These tracks reach out and grab at you. They hit hard and grow in intensity as they play on and then you get these smooth feeling R&B tracks that flow like water.

The record is massively impressive and hits the sweet spots for all kinds of hip hop approaches with a seemingly ease.

This record leaves you thinking, and the songs stick in your head for days on end.

Everything about this EP is inventive and forward thinking.

With the release of such a killer Ep we wanted to have a sit down with Mn Moder to see where this all really came from and what may be next for the artist.

RAG: Okay so let's start with 3's Company EP. This record had great pop and R&B feel! Where did this EP come from?

Originally I had set out to make a full length project of various sounds which I had named “Growing Pains”, but after recording the project to it’s entirety I decided to go the single route due to the nature of the industry currently in regards to how music is consumed. The two previous singles I had released prior (One Minute Murder and Maserati) were also going to be a part of that project and I hadn’t dropped any singles since Maserati in June so I figured, “Why not just give them a 3 pack for the lost time in between?”. That’s where the name of the project came from too - I thought "3’s Company” was a great fit so I ran with it! RAG: So how did this all begin for you musically?

It began writing a rap for a girl I liked at the time when I was like 15 or 16, honestly. Thankfully she liked it or I probably wouldn’t have written another one haha. I started making music over a decade ago now though with nothing but a notebook, the “I Am T-Pain” app and a pair of apple headphones! After that I upgraded to a MacBook Air my homie let me use to get some rough recordings together on GarageBand using only the computer’s mic so I could try and make a name for myself as well as network with other artists. When I was 18 I met a couple of people who helped me figure out a rough recording setup, worked on some music together and figured out how to get on shows - I’ve been making music and performing ever since! RAG: What inspires you to write a song?

Just life in general really. I listen to instrumentals and when the music hits me, I start tuning into how it makes me feel. What kind of emotions do I feel listening to the beat? What kind of cadences do I hear going well with this? What sounds could blend together on this? Those are my usual thoughts, and I usually go through that until words start coming to me. After that I immerse myself into the process and write from my own bank of feelings/experiences until the song is done. I’ve definitely had my share of positive and negative experiences to choose from and I’ve been blessed to be able to articulate those thoughts/feelings in order to share them with listeners. RAG: I'm hearing some great styles on this record. Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

All around I would have to say my top 5 influences would be (In no particular order): - 50 Cent - Tech N9ne - Eminem - T-Pain - T.I. RAG: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?

When I’m not working on music you can find me either at the gym, working on building my acting/modeling portfolio (Got an acting gig later this week actually), trying to plan/film content, educating myself, or online trying to network. I don’t do a lot of clubbing or anything anymore since I’m usually out once a week performing somewhere anyways which even though is work for me, I still consider that social time. I do love to travel, explore and try new things when I have the time and/or am given the chance to though! RAG: Would you say live performances are a big part of what you do?

I'd say they've definitely played a big part in this last run. I’ve been doing at least a show a week for pretty much the past year straight and have been able to open for artists like Yungeen Ace and Montana of 300 just in the last year. I’ve been making ventures into sync music more as of late too, but I'll always love performing and connecting with people face to face! RAG: This EP feels like a big undertaking, is there any advice you'd give to other up and coming artists out there?

My best piece of advice to up and coming artists is this - build yourself a team of likeminded individuals, make the kind of music you want to, take your time in creating the final product and as cliche as it sounds; believe in yourself and the music you’re making! That will make everything a lot easier and more beneficial for you in the long run. RAG: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?

Glad you asked! I just dropped my latest single, “Shooting Star” on streaming services November 11th and also now have the video for “Christ Air” on YouTube! Going to be doing a video for “Shooting Star” soon as well, along with a surprise video release in the very near future. Of course I have a bunch of music in the vault that I’ll continue to be dropping over the upcoming months too, with a few collaborative projects I’m a part of coming out sometime this next year. Needless to say there is plenty going on for fans to be a part of and enjoy! RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?

I’d like to say that I appreciate every single one of y’all: from listeners who are newly being introduced to my music all the way to my day ones! Each and every one of you adds value to what I’m working to accomplish with music and I couldn’t do any of it without your support! To anybody who’s ever came to a show, listened/shared my music, bought march, supported me in helping raise money for my Mom’s battle with breast cancer or has shown love in any other way: Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Also - don’t ever forget that you are a one of one and that your life has value! You’re incredibly special and you have a purpose, even when you don’t see it yet or are misunderstood by others. MUCH LOVE! #Modervation

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