Long Island Vs. The World!
The ability to have a sound that stands out in comparison to all the other music being put out is a difficult task to accomplish. There are those who are capable of having a distinct and unique sound to their music. MulaManDam is one of the prime examples and one of the most slept on as well. He can tackle any type of beat with his unmistakable flows and vocals. His most recent project "Green Eggs & Dam" proves that he's ahead of his time and is only going up from here. We spoke specifically on his background with music and the project. Get familiar with Mula in the conversation below:
Q: Who are you and where are you from?
A: I'm MulaManDam and I'm from Long Island, New York. Darkside 419.
Q: When did you first start making music?
A: I started making music when I was 11, producing Hip-hop beats on FL Studio 7. That was 10 years ago.
Q: So you produced before you started rapping, what kind of beats were you making back then?
A: I started off making dirty south trap beats, Lex Luger was a big producer inspiration then I transitioned into producing more of a boom bap New York style. With my boom bap production I was mostly inspired by 9th Wonder.
Q: You've gone through different phases of sounds then, when'd you decide to pick up the mic on top of the production?
A: I started to rap my 10th grade year so about 5 years ago. That was my first song I recorded of myself but I always would write my own songs and stuff. I never laid any vocals down until 10th grade.
Q: Who are a few artists that inspired you to start?
A: I'm mostly inspired by the artist around me that I grew up with like Casey Chang and GG Tef. When it comes to legends I'm inspired by Biggie, Busta Rhymes, and Michael Jackson.
Q: Let's talk about your latest project "Green Eggs & Dam", what was the process like putting it all together?
A: The process over all was definitely long but all the songs came to me relatively quick. Lord Casso and I have a very good chemistry so the creative process is probably the easiest. Everything just instantly meshed together.
Q: Would you say Lord Casso is your go-to producer?
A: Yeah, Lord Casso helped create my sound. He's also my best friend.
Q: That always helps to be close with the person you're working with. Are there any other producers you enjoy working with or would want to work with?
A: I enjoy working with Cor Blanco, Patient Music, Von Solo just to name a few. I really would love to work with Kanye West on something.
Q: What do you have coming up for the fans the rest of this year?
A: I'm working on a few EP's to keep the summer hot. Also working on some visuals to continue to push the album. I'm throwing some huge shows in Long Island to have a fun time with my fans and friends.
Q: You really seem to connect and care about your city. Is that one of the most important things to you?
A: Yeah my city is what made me who I am. I'm grateful to be from where I'm from and to have met and grown up with the people that I did. I love my city.
Q: Who made the cover for the "Green Eggs & Dam"?
A: His name is Obscurist. His Instagram is @obscuristworks he's an artist from Canada that I met through my manager.
Q: The artwork is perfect for the sound of the album, tell us about your manager and how he's played a part in the picture.
A: My manager Zaire knows how to keep me on point. Smart ass guy, he knows the right places I need to be networking wise and he knows the steps I have to take to advance as an artist. He's like a basketball coach in the sense he knows how to draw up plays that will win us the game.
Q: That always puts you a step ahead to have someone looking out like that. What's your favorite spot to eat at in your city.
A: D&B Deli got the good eats on Front Street.
Q: What're your top 3 favorite films to watch?
A: Definitely "Friday", "Pootie Tang", and "All About The Benjamin's".
Q: What's your favorite clothing brand at the moment?
A: Right now my favorite brand is Vfiles but I also love SoltauNYC. They a brand coming up in New York that I rock with heavy.
Q: Who's the best visual artist in yourf opinion right now?
A: Cole Bennett is relly changing the game, I would say he's the best. My personal favorite right now is LoneWolf, can't wait to work with both.
Q: You have any last shout outs before we wrap everything up?
A: Shout out WGWS. Long Island we be wilding. Thank you for the opportunity and keep following your dreams.