Studio Carry On Harry In talks with music artists Muneer sharing his journey of transformation from someone who loved Poetry and ultimately pushed him to be a music artist. Here is what he replied to Studio Questions
Tell us about yourself?
My name is The Artist MUNEER. The music that I create is for the people. I am originally from Trenton NJ and in the pursuit of my musical career I decided to move out to Nashville. I am a dreamer but I also believe that dreams come true. My goal in life is to leave a legacy of change. I want to be part of what evolves the human race.
How long you been in performing arts ?
Poetry is where it all started for me. I would write poems as a child and I was told that they were raps and not poems because they rhymed too much. Hip Hop was always a form of expression for me. Growing up in urban cities its easy for your voice to get drowned out by all the noise. It’s empowering to feel like your voice is the one that stands out, especially when you have a lot to say.
What was most attractive part for you to be in this industry ?
I wish it was more glamorous in my eyes but in all reality I’m not the biggest fan of the Hip Hop industry as it currently is. I see the need for certain things to change within the industry and possibly being an influencer of that change is what attracts me to the industry the most. Music is revolutionary. The future can be influenced by music as history has taught us. I want to exploit that concept and change things for the better.
Share some experiences (good or bad ) any that made you grow in life or profession ?
Working a well paying job and not feeling fulfilled in life was when things changed for me. I was always chasing after stability growing up. I didn’t know what that was so I thought that is what would fix the disparities in my life. It didn’t help with that problem. It just let me feel what it felt like to get to where you thought you needed to be and not be satisfied or content.
Who inspired you? How do you work on creating your own signature style ?
The first CD that I owned was Fugees The Score. Lauren Hill has always been one of my biggest inspirations. She was the one who showed me that there was another way. I was inspired by how she helped me in life with her music and made me understand myself and my community better.
What do you want to convey through your music?
You can be the one to make a change. You are able to overcome. You have a purpose.
Story behind making of your new track / Album?
The song “Be Alright” is a song of inspiration and overcoming life challenges. I created the song for the people who need to be reminded that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I was going through a hard time myself and i listen to this song to remind myself that with hardship comes ease. Everything is going to “Be Alright”.
Any interesting trivia about making of song ?
The adlibs for the song where all recorded on one take on one continuous track. I wanted the adlibs to have a “free styled” feel to them.
People who you would like to thank?
I would like to thank my fans. They support the idea a brighter future and they inspire me to push harder knowing that they believe in me.
People who you would like to work with and people you idolize to be like professionally?
I would love the opportunity to work with Lauren Hill. Through her ups and her downs she has maintained her identity as an individual and has not allowed anyone to write her narrative for her. I can respect that 100% and I greatly admire that part of her. Other artist that I would love the chance to get to work with is Eminem, RZA, Nas, and Common to name a few.
Where do you see your music 3 years from now?
I would like it to be the theme song for systematic change. I want people to play my music to put themselves into a positive headspace when its hard to find that place on their own. I would like for my music to be a symbol of life itself and of what we are capable of achieving if we set our minds to it.
How would you like to stretch your boundaries of genre in future projects?
Fusion Hip Hop is where I would like to stretch those boundaries. There are so many wonderful artists from genres outside of Hip Hop that I would like to work with to create something new.
Message for Fans and listeners.
Don’t take for granted today. Tomorrow is never promised and yesterday is already in the past.