Author: Anjelica Morales
Waco, Texas artist Moyo Legit has been on the come up. We had the opportunity to talk with him about everything from his inspirations to where he sees himself in the future. Read what he had to say below.
" I've lived here most of my life, it's all I've really known. Nothing much goes on in this town unless your're looking to get into trouble then there's plenty. I try to stay out of that by focusing on music. I had a bit of a rough upbringing and I've been on my own since 16 so around 18 when i graduated high school, i didn't have a job and school wasn't for me so i played around with rapping. It all started in a closet with a cheap microphone and a laptop and we had no clue what we were doing. Made a song here and there but I wasn't taking it seriously. Then I had a son and so for a while i had put my music thing on hold to raise him and take care of my family. 2-3 years go by and now I'm at my own house and I've been able to successfully put together my own personal home studio. Now for the past year and a half, I've been teaching myself everything from the ground up with no help. I engineer/record my own vocals, I produce beats, I do it all and it's only going to get better in 2019.
I would say that my music is for anybody who comes from a similar background as mine. The hood. I've never stopped to think that I was living in the hood cuz like i said this is all i've known. It wasn't until people started telling me "Aye man, you live in the heart of it all. This the hood." and I'm like "oh shit, word? Don't seem like it to me." So i make music from what i see in my environment. Sometimes i can be self aware and conscious with my raps but alot of the times i know my niggas don't care for nun of that. They want the ratchet shit so that's what i give them. People on the net also seem to react better to my ratchet shit too. Ha.
I just want to be successful in what i do. I love making music and I love rapping. I try to remember to have fun because if you're not then it definitely shows in your work. I don't care about fame or any of that, I just want to make money doing what i love so i can provide for mines while being happy myself. Who wants to work warehouse/retail all their life? Fuck that shit. I never liked having some boss over me barking orders.
(On what makes him different from the competition) Shit honestly, i don't even know. I know alot of dudes are making trap shit but i feel it's more for the looks and clout. They don't know what real trap shit is. I don't like to over exaggerate my flows tho. You'll never catch me rappin bout havin keys of drugs and a Bentley n shit. I try to stay somewhat grounded. I try and have something that people cant relate to.
(The evolution of my music) keeps getting better quality wise. I recently bought a $200 compressor that's been real nice on my vocals but I'm still getting the hang of it. Like i said, I'm self taught so with a little time, practice and patience, I'll figure things out like i always do. As for what i would like it to sound like? I really love travis scotts vocal chain, his shit is so crisp and loud with a bit of distortion but it doesn't fucking crush your ears. I need to figure out what the fuck Mike Dean is doin. Ha.
(On what he has planned for 2019) Right now I'm tryna get everything set up for my profile so it can have more of a professional look. No more camera selfie profile pics n shit like that. I'm also goin to start producing more content for my page as well so i can interact better with my audience. I'm getting better at beat making so ultimately I want to produce, mix and master and record my own mix-tape or album. Everything done by me. I could've done so by now but I'm very picky and peculiar about how i want my shit to sound and first impressions are always important, so with this being my first official tape, I'd want to put as much time and love into this as much as possible. No cheaping out and taking shortcuts. I want it to stand out. Cover art will be magnificent, tracks will be mix and mastered perfectly and will flow cohesively, everything. I feel great about 2019. Everything i do in 2019 will lay the foundation for what's to come in 2020 and from there who knows. Only time will tell."
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