My name is P-Moneyy, born in raised in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana in a double wide on an old dirt road.
- As a creative its often hard to label yourself as one thing – what all do you create?
First and foremost I’m a rapper.
I love rap and the craft of rap, I also mix and create most of my graphics along with my wife.
- When did you start?
I first started rapping in the 5th grade or so, scribbling raps here and there and freestyling with my cousins.
I got serious in high school and dropped my first mixtape in 2011. I recorded on a rock band mic with audacity of course. My mom was petrified.
- What makes you different/ whats your unique style
I think I’m unique in the way I can relate to those kids in those small towns across the country. Everything I write has meaning and because of my heavy influences, most things have a dope melody.
You dropped an album last month
How has the reaction to your project been so far?
The Entropy Files came together from myself and B-Lucas having alot of material ready to go with no where to put it, normally we come into album mode with an overall idea, this time we just kind of went and let things happen, which is what Entropy means oddly enough. The reception has been great, we tried a lot of new things like a dance track, and I even rapped on a Megadeth sample. So it’s been pretty good seeing the reactions.
How long did it take to make your project from start to finish, recording-wise?
We’re very sporadic with our process. Some nights we knock out 3 or 4 tracks other nights we dont get anything done. All in all it took around 3 months or so.
What kind of ‘sound’, production wise, did you have in your mind, prior to entering the studio?
I like that down home warm sound. I want people to feel my emotions in my voice, often times I one take verses to further reiterate that raw sound. Sonically I draw from guys like Johnny Cash or Curtis Mayfield. I want every word to be felt and remembered.
What kind of input did the producer have during the process
We didnt really have a producer, it was just myself, B-Lucas and HDM mixing and matching ideas and sounds to come up with the final sound.
And are you pleased with the final outcome? (sound – production wise)
Sonically it’s a very diverse album, I think the production quality improves everytime we put something out, so Peyday After Next will be even better.
Did the producer / (you) use any (weird) experimental mixing and/or recording techniques?
Yeah I actually rapped on a Megadeth sample from Take No Prisoners, which I thought was super cool and unique.
Please inform us about your favourite songs and lyrical highlights and why?
Some of my personal favorites that I’ve done are “Don’t Wanna Die”, “John Doe” from Next Peyday, and of course “71065” that entire album was my coming out party and re established myself in the music world. It proved to me that I could still hang and put out quality music.
Any overall theme of mood that you’re trying to capture with the project?
Peyday After Next is the final installment of the Peyday series. I think when you listen to the first one all the way to this one, it’s a two year gap and a lot has happened and I’ve done a lot of living. I just wanted to close it out on a good note. The songs got a bit darker this go around and I think that’s a reflection of myself and the world around us.
Does your vision for coming up with music get affected at all by time?
Time is my only enemy actually. My mind always wants to create and record, but time isnt always on my side. I do so much in such a small amount of time because I cherish every moment. I’m incredibly efficient.
Are there any ‘crazy’ behind the scenes stories from these sessions that you can share with us?
I wish there were. I’m a very regular guy who made this entire album in the comfort of his home.
A home that I earned all on my own, just thought I’d throw that in. We did get incredibly intoxicated after every session though. Super drunk.
How would you describe the sound of your tape to any potential new fan?
Raw, uncut, grown man hip hop. I poured my heart into it, I took chances, and I think Peyday After Next is the most complete and full project I’ve ever made.
Did you do anything dope/unique to promote the release?
Well we’re doing this, I’ve got something with Lemon Radio in the works, Dstreet Music, and there’s a Best Of The Underground Cypher coming up that I’m stoked about.
I just dropped a video for our remix of PopStar and it’s doing really well. I also opened my shop on etsy.com so go snatch a hoodie or a Tshirt at etsy.com/heavynosmallplay
Right on right on congrats on the release so whats next from you?
NOVEMBER 13TH PEYDAY AFTER NEXT DROPS EVERYWHERE
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