We made it to 2015, and our first guest of the year is Mr. MFN Exquire. I find the early 2010’s to be an amazingly interesting time in music. The labels really started to see themselves losing their stronghold and began trying to get their hands on anything that was building a buzz on the internet. Mr. MFN Exquire’s buzz was palpable in 2011. The song “Huzzah” was so raw, and the video so grimy and stylized, it skyrocketed him into the limelight of every major music publication and every rap fan I knew was excited by his potential. Then, somewhat surprisingly in my eyes, he signed a deal with a major. Things seemed to get a bit quieter…from the outside looking in it seemed like the label didn’t know what to do with him…eventually he announced he was no longer signed to Universal. I’m so intrigued by these stories and find them so relatable, it goes without saying I was excited to hear his side. Highly recommend this convo, we had a great time talking about his rolling stone of a father, his stint on Universal, and his success being anything but “overnight.”
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