Not many artists get the kind of opportunity afforded to 27-year-old P.Muna. The New Yorker — born Prosper Mbongue-Muna — earned a healthy base of fans appearing as a cast member on MTV’s Are You The One?. “It was a crazy experience,” he tells AAHH. “One of the craziest experiences of my life … I was chilling with a bunch of beautiful women and got to make some money at the ends, so that’s always nice.”
Remember when Eminem rapped, “Hold your nose because here goes the cold water?” Well, for SoundCloud, today’s water was looking ice cold. But after wrapping up the largest financing round in the company’s history, it looks like the platform isn’t going anywhere.
Sometimes an artist is un-sleep-on-able. What do I mean by that? Well, at times in this writing game, an artist gets thrown at you from multiple directions enough that you need to concede eventually, and just go with it. Ard Adz is one such artist.
In a lane that was once dominated by Combat Jack, there is now a ton of traffic — and it’s a beautiful thing. Over the few years, we’ve seen some of the game’s best story tellers emerge as podcast hosts, commentating and sharing incredible background stories and insight that real heads have been losing their minds over.
Making a way in the music business, while easier than ever in some respects, is also harder than ever. That’s primarily because a more relaxed barrier to entry has created a sea of new artists and producers — and that means that standing out has become increasingly difficult. Many new acts have come to grasp the fact that success comes at a price, and purchasing co-signs or collaborations can be a quick road to success.
Raekwon’s mafioso themed opus Only Built 4 Cuban Linx turns 22 today. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interview the iconic Wu-Tang Clan member; the following was an unreleased portion of our conversation, which I’m sharing in honor of the project’s anniversary.