Check out the new song from Mrnes – Last Song
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I was born in Dominican Republic and raised in Jersey City, NJ. I got to the position I’m in today because of the love I have for hip-hop. I first fell in love with hip-hop when I first heard “Walk this Way” featuring AeroSmith by Run DMC. I was then inspired to rap after watching my favorite movie Juice.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
My latest release off my upcoming album “The Boneface” titled “Last Song” featuring Erick Right and produced by Shy Booges. “Last Song” is my current song that I am promoting. I describe the way I felt about a lost love using music as a metaphor. It’s basically about a love that is everything I’ve always wanted but no longer in love.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
One of the hardest challenges I had to face in the industry is the passing of my best friend “Big Mike.” He was my manager and mentor. He was a grinder just like me. He completed me and believed in my music. It took me a long time to get back to my grind knowing I didn’t have him by my side. I almost thought I couldn’t go on without him. But now I use his death as inspiration to keep going to the top. I owe it to him.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
One of the biggest set backs in my career was when the music game went digital. Illegal downloads and piracy made record labels scared to sign new artists. I bounced back by doing what the record labels failed to do. Instead of fighting the internet I embraced it. I’m using the internet as a platform to promote and market my music and brand straight to my fans with no middle man.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Artists need to be careful of music scams like fake marketing companies that claim to build up an internet buzz for a fee. They’re not real numbers and/or views.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
A suggestion I can give to artists like myself is learn how to market and create your brand. You must act like record labels don’t exist and do it yourself.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
My favorite ways to promote my self and my music is through my social sites on line promotions.
Where can people visit you?
Connect with MRNES:
Official website: www.mrnes.com