07 Jul Mall G ….. Getting it Done
Fierce: Before we dive right in tell the people who you are and where you are from.
Mall G: This is Mall G from Boston, Massachusetts a New England representer. I put on the for the region and I am trying to take over the whole region like it has never been done before.
Fierce: Now I hear that you have a strong movement in the New England Area with G$D (Getting Sh*t Done). How did G$D come about and what about the name? Where did that come from?
Mall G: Well I was going through some rough times in my life and that (the name) was some motivation to get things done and people also took a liking to it. It became a movement kind of like Kevin Gates movement with I don’t get tired, we getting sh*t done.
Fierce: What is the sole purpose for G$D?
Mall G: Well it’s to stay branded, to break new artist and to break the region and to show people that we are really doing this. We are putting this together and doing something that no one has ever done before
Fierce: What was it about music that drew you too it and made you want to pursue it?
Mall G: Like basically I was just out there; I was seeing the life and I was living it and I was running around doing different things but the studio kept me out of trouble and it became apart of me. I started to express myself through the music. I started to see progress with my music so I decided that I couldn’t stop. Every day is progress . We are focused on the brand and the marketing part of it and staying in people faces
Fierce: How would you describe yourself as an artist?
Mall G: Well I am an all around artist. I am versatile with my music and I am able to go with many different styles but I am also a businessman and my job is to get it done. I play a high position in my crew and my camp and I try to bring it to life
Fierce: Outside of music you’re an entrepreneur as well. What else do you have your hands into?
Mall G: By having a strong team and staying grounded and not getting caught up in the riff raff everything is in house. I have a person that does this and that does that. I have a person for the graphics and then there is Joey my manager. We get it done everyone has a position to play.
Fierce: I listened to your single “Cinematic” and It had a Southern feel to it. Does other parts of the country and other artist influence your music.
Mall G: I think that might be because of my family. I grew up in a North Carolina household with my grandparents being from Raleigh. I grew up with them and they have been together their whole lives and I have a strong southern upbringing. My best friend is from Mississippi and I picked up on his style when he was doing music. I picked up on the more southern feel and how to be better with the harmonies and the heavy bass and I combined that with my east coast flow.
Fierce: You have worked with artist such as Juicy J, French Montana, Nipsey Hussle to name a few. What was it like to work with those artist and what did you learn from them as well?
Mall G: I just think it’s a blessing to have been able to work with them. French is a cool dude and I got a placement with Nipsey. I have been blessed to be able to work with DJ Lazy K, one of the best in the world and Juicy J. Also Max B who bought me in the game and my first joint was with him. I have songs with a lot of people and producers from Greece to the Coke Boys. We just working. I have great experiences and I am happy that I am able to do great stuff.
Fierce: Being an independent artist is not the smoothest road to travel, what has been some obstacles that you have had to overcome?
Mall G: Its proving that we can make it. In the beginning no one wants to believe in you and they act like “who are you?” They have to see the work that you put in and I think people respect the hustle and the grind, you don’t have to like it but you have to respect it. Not saying that they don’t like it, I am sure that they love it, but you have to keep your head on straight and you have to keep your camp down strong and the boots tied and keep them focus.
Fierce: What has been one the best lessons you have learned while taking this journey?
Mall G: I mean just handle your business. Mind yours and stick to what you have to do and keep the faith and keep a positive outlook. Negativity will not get you anywhere.
Fierce: If you had to give anyone advice that is looking to embark on a journey to see their dreams come true, what would you tell them?
Mall G : Believe in yourself and keep it going.
Fierce: What is next for Mall G?
Mall G: Next move for Mall G…….I wand to do some films and tv commercials. I wand some Nike Endorsement deals (laughs).
Fierce: Where can people find your music?
Mall G: Vevo, Youtube, mtv.com, vh1.com, spotify, itunes, just google me.
Fierce: Is there anything that you would like to say to your fans and supporters?
Mall G: I just want to say thanks. I know it has been a ride but I appreciate everybody that has GSD in their name. My twitter fans, my Facebook, for the ones that are watching that aren’t liking anything, I appreciate you all as well.
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