Check out the new song from MUGGZ*7 – Out For Pre$idents
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
From the 562! Hawaiian Gardens, California, its a small city only a square mile but trust me it’s a rough neighborhood just like any other. I got tired of hanging in the streets and always blowing my money on that fast life you know, breezys, drugs, and booze. So I went to a trade school and took an automotive technician course and met this dude “stilo beat$,” he hit me up because of my treble clef tattoo on my neck and asked if I did music. I ended up going to his home studio and we’ve been doing music ever since 2008.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
It’s one of my first songs I ever recorded! And I personally think it’s one of my best, these days I’m still trying to find myself as an artist and learn better techniques to write music. I just want to be true to myself and do music that comes from the heart.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Trying to start from nothing and trying to collaborate with friends that you hang with but are not that serious about this music. So going through these experiences taught me do be independent as an artist and look at it as a business as well because you can’t play with this shit. I mean you can have fun with it, but when it’s time to record you need to be serious, you gotta get to work!
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
Having to put your music career in pause when you got a nine to five, dealing with today’s struggles you know. I gotta pay bills, eat, just surviving. But once you get the time to get back in the game it’s all good.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Biters, people that jock your shit. So make sure you copyright your music and protect it. You also gotta be aware that there’s a lot of phonies out there that say they are down with you but they just want to take advantage of you for what you have, which is your talent.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Just be yourself and don’t let anyone get you down or set you back, continue to do what you feel is right, and socialize and work with people that believe in you and your music.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
First by letting my peers and family members get a little taste of my music, then I release it on the net once I feel it’s right; basically using the streets and networking.
Where can people visit you?