Rapper Moka Blast is creating quite a name for himself in the music industry.
Dubbed an underground legend by Jadakiss, his unique cadences, street credit and reputation with the ladies, make Moka a force to be reckoned with.
Rapper Moka Blast is creating quite a name for himself in the music industry. Dubbed an underground legend by Jadakiss, his unique cadences, street credit and reputation with the ladies, make Moka a force to be reckoned with.
Moka Blast, originally born in Trinidad but bred in Queens, New York, is an emcee often compared to LL Cool J and 50 Cent due to his handsome hustler mentality. Always favorable with the ladies, Moka Blast is a versatile artist who not only writes for women but also drops gritty street bangers for even the most gangster Hip Hop head.
HYPEFRESH®'s very own Rosalyn L. sat down with the Hip Hop star mogul, and caught a quick chat over lunch. Get in the know! Check out the convo below, and don't forget to leave those comments below in the DISQUS section.
What is your style and message to your audience?
My style is one that must tell a story. Its more of a build up as I like to have fun with my word play. It really depends on the tempo of the beat as I like to rap fast on some and others I like to take my time. The message to the audience is to try to keep up with me. The best pat is the feedback I receive from my fans as to how witty I can be and the usage of my vernacular. Its like listening to an English professor.
Moka knows the work that goes into being an artist. Shows maturity and respect of HipHop Culture. Educated in concepts of business and individuality while being a MC...
What have you learned in the industry about being an MC and a business man?
This industry is made for the most shrewdest of business men and only the strong survive. Being an emcee just makes me see all the problems and the businessman within tries to rectify them before they affect my craft. Its a double edge sword and is very consuming but once executed correctly the rewards are worth the struggle.
He demonstrates importance of long term planning. Always finding ways to connect with his audience..
What has made you into the artist that you are today? How do you stay innovative?
I have learned that if you keep a real connection with your true fans through the ups and downs that they will never leave you. One method I have used is to surprise certain fans who go out of their way for me. I will show up unexpected at their workplace of even at their house gatherings. These are memories that last a lifetime.
I also utilize my website as I have a live chat feature. This enables any one to talk to my directly via cam or text. Its really cool as once I'm finished performing my fans will get on and tell me what they liked about my show and what I should do next performance to make it even more memorable. Its instant gratification at its finest.
Respects his mentors including Jadakiss. Always in the studio. Working on new projects and preparing for shows and upcoming tours...
Tell us how Jadakiss became your mentor?
Just being around in D Block studio I was able to soak in a lot of vital information. from him talking to me and dropping gems to watching his writing process while in the studio with him was amazing.
Jada is my favorite rapper of all times so I never said much, I just sat and said to myself this is really not happening. After the disbelief wore off I just applied everything I was told to my music and I am now what some call a complete artist.
Stay in the know with Moka Blast via Twitter at@MokaBlast