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On1 Culture Exclusive Interview: M.O.U.S.E.


The first one from Indianapolis that I have gotten, an exclusive interview with M.O.U.S.E. you can hear a varied style that uniquely is his own. Little bounce, little laid back, little street flow and cuffin weather music. He's been putting in the work to make sure his city has a place in the game. Here's what happened........

COMING FROM INDY DID YOU FIND IT EASIER OR HARDER TO GET IN THE GAME ?
Coming from Indy is Verrrrrryyyyyy hard. No one thinks that Indy has a hip-hop culture so it's hard to digest if it doesn't like sound familiar to the listener... Keep pushin tho.

AT 20 YEARS OLD , YOU STARTED FACE FORWARD ENTERTAINMENT DID YOU GET THE RESPECT OF BEING AN OWNER ?
Naw not really ... until I failed a couple projects and started to understand the business better and I'm still Learning but now for me it's a lot easier... as far as resources, knowledge and live shows.

BEING KIND OF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY DO YOU BELIEVE IT'S EASIER TO CREATE YOUR STYLE OF MUSIC?
Well the music engine isn't really built for success here unless your in Chicago,  LA,  ATL or New York... but many styles and flavors of run through the city because of it's laid back culture ... so being creative is great of course it gets hard to find motivation when success musically isn't in your city often
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WHO DECIDED TO USE EVERY MOUSE ON "MASTERS CEREMONY" EXCEPT FOR THE ONE IN MY BASEMENT?
Haa good one ... it was my idea... I felt that I was in a lane by myself as far as the music and my brand so... people remember iconic figures like Pinky and the Brian, Mickey Mouse, Danger Mouse, etc... my name is M.O.U.S.E. so it was like as M.O.U.S.E. this music is what I do to become iconic too, so the people can remember my legacy... way outside the box on thinking but we thought it was fun to poke at and leave an impression of an art form.

WHAT'S THE BEST SPOT IN THE HOOD TO GET FOOD? KOOL-AID INSTEAD OF SODA TYPE JOINT?
Ok ... 38th street you can get famous steak and lemonade, country kitchen, Mississippi belle, Oh... longs bakery is like crack down here!.

IF YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE AS BIG AS JAY-Z, SIR ELTON JOHN,  JAMES BROWN,  ELVIS OR MICHAEL JACKSON, ONLY IF YOU COULDN'T SEE FAMILY OR FRIENDS ANYMORE, WOULD YOU?
Jay-Z ... only because I plan on meeting him soon anyway.

WOULD YOU SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE INDIANAPOLIS 500?
For a Million, yes!



INFUSION OF R&B OR JAZZ WHICH IS MUSICALLY BETTER?
Jazz brother... saxophone.

WHERE IS M.O.U.S.E. SIX YEARS FROM NOW?
Well, I would like to say got my company Face Forward at a great position to hire people... incredible music, world tours, movies, man just living and knowing that I can do things my way and be successful at it and also help the next awesomesauce.



ARE THE PACERS GONNA TAKE IT THIS YEAR?
Pacers will take it after they understand that they are not Rock Stars... they are a blue collar team from the Midwest... that should learn a few things from San Antonio and apply, but not now for sure... no way my g.!

My man said awesomesauce, well there it is. M.O.U.S.E. (my own unique style everywhere) the man with a plan for his city. Several of his tracks, I am surprised aren't in national rotation like that. I was vibing to "Bleu Cheese",  "Uptown", "It's All Good" and "Gone" (featuring Jan -ese) and heard the different styles of music, be sure to check him out when he comes to a stage near you . Thanks for your time again  This is M.O.U.S.E. !  We Out!


By Sean Jones aka Ugly Mugs 

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