Check out I2G’s exclusive interview with Mike Hu$tle.
I2G is here with Mike Hu$tle, how’s it going?
Everything is going great. Just tryna make progress
Tell me a little bit about how you got your start in music and who are some of your musical influences.
I got my start with music in middle school. Me and Torch A1 use to rap ok the karaoke machine and record it on cassette tapes. He taught me how to write a 16 bar verse. Later on we ended up meeting Mal Walker who was also an artist. He was more business minded and taught us how to put an album together and promote it. We would form a group called Trill Money Makaz. That’s where I got my influence to rap. They were so ahead of their time it forced me to become dedicated to reach the bar that they raised for the group. Without them I would not be the artist I am.
Tell me a little bit about your new album, Natural Born Hustler.
Natural Born Hustler is set to be a theme album reflecting on some past or current experiences. I had a specific sound I was aiming for and I’m astonished to have accomplished my goal for the album
You’re still riding the wave of NBH, but do you have an upcoming mixtape or album set to drop?
Yeah I’m actually working on a few new projects. I don’t have a set title for anything just yet. Just a bunch of unreleased music. Tryna expand my sound with a more universal approach.
Do you have any more upcoming videos?
Yes. I just shot the “Don’t Know Love” video with “Cool” from EMG. Shot by Kirk Films. We should be droppin that real soon
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
I thinks it’s built more on popularity instead of talent. It’s so saturated with artists it’s easy for a good artist to go unnoticed. It’s a lot of scammers out there saying they can do this or that for you but they just want your money. You don’t know who is legit or not until you took the chance wit em.
What is currently playing on your playlist musically?
I been bumpin dat “Bottom” song from Nickoe and “Aura” from EMG lately.
Do you have any shows or tour dates?
I’m currently tryna line some stuff up. I know fasho I’ll be hittin SXSW.
What is your website information?
www.MikeHustle.com it’s currently under construction.
Appreciate the interview, any last words or shout outs?
Shoutout to you for da interview homie. Much love. Whoever reading this make sure to go get my album “Natural Born Hustler” available on all streaming services