The search for the true MC is over. His name is Antonio “MYTI” Brown. A native of the Midwest coming out of Wichita, Kansas, he grew up listening to the legends of hip hop such as Common, Nas, Rakim and Jay-Z. Through these influences, his music reflects the same conscious message through his inspirational and unique lyrical ability and feel-good vibe. After first becoming a breakdancer and popper at the age of 8, he fell in love with hip hop. He started getting a buzz from his dancing and one day in 2006, he tried his hand at another outlet of hip hop, the MC. The ability to MC came natural to him and as a soldier in the United States Army, he continued to dance and make music after being stationed in San Antonio, TX in 2008. He decided to take hip hop seriously 2009 and believes that God has called him to spread a message through hip hop and believes hip hop will be his way of life in the future. After releasing his debut mixtape, “In An M-Perfect World” in March 2012 and currently working on his next mixtape, “Dream On”, (which is set to be released later this year). Myti has no intentions on slowing down until the world regards him as a legend in hip hop.
IAA: What is your music background?
MYTI: My music background is primarily hip hop, melodies of r&b, and the groovy feel of jazz.
IAA: What inspired you to pursue music?
MYTI: The inspiration came from growing up as a hip hop dancer. I always wanted to try rapping, but I wasn’t confident in my talent until I tried it in 2006 at a friend’s studio. It came so natural to me, but I didn’t start taking it seriously until 2009. I haven’t put the mic down since.
IAA: What are your songs about?
MYTI: My themes include overcoming adversity, uplifting people, love lost/gained, having a good time/partying, and chasing dreams. I try to have a large variety of songs so that I can keep it interesting.
IAA: Do you write your own music?
MYTI: Yes of course! In my opinion, you can’t be a TRUE artist if your craft is put together by someone else.
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
MYTI: My music influences include Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Rakim, Lupe Fiasco, and Micheal Jackson
IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
MYTI: I would have to say my music is inspirational, conscious and unique. My music is able to put a smile on your face, stimulate your brain, and help you believe in your dreams.
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artists?
MYTI: I don’t sound like anyone else. I have my own unique sound and flow. I believe I’m a combination of other true hip hop artists, but you can’t say I sound exactly like one MC. I stay true to the roots of hip hop rather than follow trends. I stay true to the art.
IAA: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
MYTI: Actually, I’ve released my debut mixtape, “In an M-Perfect World” and it’s starting to make some noise and helping me get a buzz. I’m already writing for my sophomore mixtape, “Dream On” which will show more of my creative ability.
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
MYTI: As far as my career goes, I plan on joining an independent label to get my buzz bigger. One day, I want to sign to a major record label and do hip hop full time. In 10 years, I see myself as a multi-Grammy Award winner and considered a legend in hip hop. I’m shooting for the stars because I believe the sky is the limit.
IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
MYTI: Fans can access my music by going to reverbnation.com/myti or hit me up on facebook.com and search Antonio Myti Brown to contact me. Unlike other artists, I’ll actually talk to you so hit me up.