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Spotlight Interview With Mirwin

Mirwin just gave us a fresh and youthful hip hop banger that crosses a classic sound with a current feel with piano and a growing beat to go along with a lyrically honest and straight forward approach that lets the artist wear his heart on his sleeve.

"IDK" is a personal track that touches on things we all think sometimes but never really have a way to express it or let it out.

Mirwin does it with his music and this is a huge part of why t's so addictive and important.

The single has a message brought on by inner thoughts and some struggle and the impactful part is that it really makes you feel like you're not alone in the struggles and thoughts of your own.

This is conscious hip hop, and it comes with a flawless flow and an incredibly alluring tonality that makes its stripped-down sound feel full.

Songs like this take guts and some fire.

They take courage and a heavy creative output. A need for that creative output to fulfill something.

This is what youthful and true artistry is all about and with the release of "IDK", we wanted to touch base with Mirwin to talk about where this track came from and what may be coming next for him.

Here's what went down.

RAG: There are certainly some different styles on this release. Who can you say are your biggest musical influences?

Mirwin: for me, I didn't initially have a background in hip-hop so I'm definitely influenced by alternative and indie music. as far as hip-hop influences and as a rapper, I would say some of my biggest influences are j. Cole, mac miller, Kanye west, and drake.

RAG: When and how did this all start for you as an artist?

Mirwin: I've always been interested and involved in music, so that answer always changes the more involved in music I get. I think I really started taking music seriously about a year and a half ago, but I've been writing songs and making beats since I was in high school. I started rapping when I was a freshman and just really started to immerse myself in to hip-hop culture. after a lot of bad beats and bad verses over the years, I've gotten to a point where now I feel confident in my voice as an artist.

RAG: What else really inspires or influences you to write?

Mirwin: Most of my songs are inspired by my experiences and feelings, and most of the time i already have an idea of what I want the song to be about before i start writing. whenever that isn't the case, I get a lot of inspiration from the music i sample or from the beat.

RAG: Will we see any videos this year from you?

Mirwin: Definitely! I'm planning on doing a couple music videos this year, and I'll be doing deconstructed videos for all of the songs off my EP coming up. I also got a couple different series I'm gonna start over the summer on my YouTube channel.

RAG: Are you performing live right now?

Mirwin: Right now I'm not but that's definitely something i want to do in the future. for now, i'm focusing on building up my discography and audience.

RAG: Who are you listening to right now?

Mirwin: Right now I've been listening to rap mostly. I've been listening to "section.80" and "good kid, Maad city" in hopes that Kendrick will be dropping soon. I've also been listening to some old lil wayne and i really like Saba's new album too. got some a$ap rocky in there as well. as far as non-rap, i really like the new mura masa single "bbycakes" and I've been revisiting some tracks from the weeknd's "dawn fm" as well.

RAG: What are you doing when you're not working on music?

Mirwin: Right now I'm working a full-time job, but outside of that most of my time is dedicated to working on music or making content for social media. I'm also a big sports fan so right now I'm excited for march madness coming up. i try to play video games whenever i have time left, but I don't play them as much as i used to.

RAG: What are you doing when you're not working on music?

Mirwin: I've got an EP coming out in the next few months and I'm planning on releasing at least one single from it in the next couple weeks. I'm also planning on releasing another EP before the end of the year, but obviously that's further away. probably gonna have a couple loose singles mixed in there as well.

RAG: This single feels like it was a big undertaking. What advice would you have for other up and coming artists out there?

Mirwin: I think one of the biggest struggle I've had as an artist is the tension of being satisfied with what I've created yet still trying to improve it. i think that's definitely something that has kept me from sharing my music for so long because i felt that it wasn't good enough. now i've learned that a lot of people won't even notice the things that you're fixating on, so just do it! but it's definitely a tough balance.

RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?

Mirwin: I'm definitely grateful for anyone who takes the time to listen to my music, especially when there's so many other great artists out there. that'd be the biggest message I'd have for anyone who listens for the first time is just thank you, and I hope you'll stick around for the journey!

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