Discuss your personality.
Overall I’m a pretty laid-back guy, personable but most importantly approachable.
Brief us about you as a musician.
As a musician, I can become more serious in regards to my work, but I’m the same guy. Very humble, No matter where my career goes I want to be viewed as a regular person who loves doing music.
Go into details on what has changed in your life for choosing music as a career.
How I spend my time has changed drastically, Secondly, the people around me, I tend to gravitate more to those who can respect what I do, not everyone who had been in my life could understand what music was for me and that applies to certain people still. This is my passion and I’m serious about making it, my reality.
Tell us the benefits and drawbacks of choosing music as a career.
The benefit of having a music career is the recognition that I receive, whether it is in the street or at work that’s what makes it worthy. The setback would be the investments I’ve made, having the ideas and plans but this all consist of money to make it happen.
Tell us how you will manage fame as an established artist.
Fame for me isn’t something I’ve really thought about how to handle, I want to be recognized for my craft and I really appreciate everyone who considers themselves to be a fan of my work. I want to stay true to myself in the transition so I’ll probably still reach out to all my supporters as organically as possible, while still being able to protect my personal life.
Elaborate on the storyline of this song.
I’m not really into money, females, jewelry, clothes like most rappers in today’s industry. I speak on my experiences in hopes to connect with my audience on a more personal level because we have all been through things we can relate to, so this is just another story of a time in my life.
Tell us the means of connecting you and purchasing your music online.
You can find me on Facebook as Mr. Melly
My Music can be found on:
SimfyafricaI, ITunes, Apple Music,
YouTube art tracks, Spotify, Amazon Music,
Google Play, Deezer, Iheartradio, Napster,
Medianet, Veralife, Tidal, Gracenote,Shazam,
7digital, Juke, Slacker, Kkbox, Akazoo,
Anghami, Spinlet,Neurotic Media, Yandex,
Target music, Claro Musica, Zvooq
Saavn, NMusic,*tracks, Q.sic, Musicload,
Kuack, Pandora, Boom Play Music, Amazon On Demand.
Let us know the greatest moment of your music career.
The greatest moment of my music career was recent, December 30th was the Mr. Melly Extravaganza. This was a concert that I did independently, meaning no sponsors or help from any industrial companies. The help I received was from my supporters, People like myself that had donated when I created A GoFundMe to make this possible.I felt the love and found extreme reassurance in my career that night.
Tell us the highest amount of money you have ever received from your music career and how it happened.
No money at all.
Discuss your experience pertaining to live performances, gigs, shows, and tours.
When I’m performing live the energy is more electric because I get to express my emotions with my audience as opposed to being in the studio and alone.
Tell us how you interact with your fans.
I relate with my fans more on a personal level because most of my music is written on a personal level, things from relationships to hardships with family and just everyday-struggle that we face. My experience is what speaks to my fans and I believe that’s what makes me relatable.
Tell us what you will like to change if you have the chance to turn back the hands of time.
I wouldn’t change anything, everything that has happened in my life has contributed to my music and what I have written, these situations give my music more substance, and if I didn’t experience what I have and erased moments that have been undeniably hard to get through, nobody would be able to connect to my music, or to me.
Tell us the most important people that have boosted your music career and how you met them.
Carvo my producer, Janira Pinales, Suzie Rashan, and Brian Newman. I met Carvo through me taking my music more seriously and getting my songs mixed and mastered, Suzie, I met through a mutual friend who thought we should get acquainted because she’s very knowledgeable when it comes to the music industry. Janira I’ve known since adolescents along with Brian, They both motivate and give me the positive reinforcement that I need the most.
Brief us on what you have in mind before considering music as a career.
I really wanted to be a construction worker or a firefighter.
Discuss your good and bad experience in life.
My bad experience was going to jail for two years. My good experience in life is me deciding to take my music seriously.
Name the artists that have influenced the world.
Michael Jackson, Pharell, Kanye West, Drake, Kendrick, and J. Cole.
Tell us about your moment of rejection as a musician and how you are able to cope and move on.
The first show that I had was a play show, where they would place you 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. I thought I gave the greatest performance of my life and I wasn’t placed at all in the show. That night I didn’t speak with anyone I was angry about the loss, but when I arrived home I continued to work on my craft so that’s how I coped and that’s how I continue to cope.
Tell us the most negative comment you have ever received about your music.
The most negative comment I received was that I could never capture an audience with my flow that I have.
Elaborate on the recording process of this song.
Technically it was supposed to be a two-verse song, but I felt like there needed to be a third verse added since there was no conclusion that made the song whole, everything just flowed after that, the whole process took about 2 hours.
State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
I am Mr. Melly because I feel like the “Mr.” gives it the sense of becoming a man and being a man already. As opposed to before when I was just “Melly”. Becoming Mr. Melly has been like a token of wisdom.
State the title of the song and the meaning.
The song is called “Sell Em A Dream” because it’s basically me selling people my dream and my perspective. It’s to show people that the story that I’m giving them is something worth be interested in, to convince the audience that what I’m saying is persuasive enough for them to tune into me, In a sense buying their time and attention which we know as captivating the audience. It’s the same concept when selling a product or anything, only that it’s me explaining something that makes me worthy of the recognition, from my outlook on coming up, to how I feel about myself as an artist.
State the title of the album and the reason for picking the title.
“1800 Minded” is the title of the album and the reason for picking that title is because I literally spoke about each topic on this album while under the influence of Tequila.