The Wet Money co-founders Mooty Man (Chris Mooty) and Lil Memphis Ten (Chris Joy) met in 2007 on board the USS Harry S Truman while deployed on a Mediterranean cruise. Mooty Man was working with B Boi (currently from the group Mullage) on his first project when introduced to Lil Memphis Ten. During a studio session Mooty Man, listening to Lil Memphis Ten’s demo, was impressed with what he heard. After brainstorming ideas the two felt certain chemistry and decided to form the group Wet Money. Wet Money’s musical style is based on raw energy of a new conscious twist, combining fun realism with heart and soul. Wet Money’s new video “Gangsta Walkin” was recently released, features B Boi from Mullage, and was produced by Trackmasters producer Ace 21. The video showcases Lil Memphis Ten’s dance style called “Jookin” AKA “Gangsta Walkin.” Alongside the debut of the video, Wet Money also released the Drippin Wet mix-tape.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
MOOTY MAN: I am from Silver Spring, MD
LIL MEMPHIS TEN: I am from North Memphis, Tennessee
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
MOOTY MAN: I have been an artist/producer/engineer professionally for 10 years and just co-wrote and produced a record called “The Energy” on Mullage’s new album releasing in Jan 2014.
LIL MEMPHIS TEN:I have been an artist/ producer/ dancer for 7 years
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
MOOTY MAN: I want to record and release my own music because I feel that I have something to say. I also enjoy being able to have a place to let my creative juices loose.
LIL MEMPHIS TEN: I want to record and release my own music because I love the energy that music brings and I want to change the game.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
WET MONEY: Our songs are about life, love, struggle, and triumph. We also like to do comedy songs as well.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
MOOTY MAN: My musical influences consist of Black Thought, Drake, Eminem, and a lot of other artists and other genres.
LIL MEMPHIS TEN: My musical influences are Memphis Artists, Wet Money, FDR, and anyone that has something real to talk about.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
WET MONEY: We would describe our music to people as fun, energetic, conscious, soul moving stimulation.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
WET MONEY: What makes us stand out compared to other artists is that we are special individuals. We have our own sound and we work very hard at our passion.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome it?
WET MONEY: One of the biggest challenges that we have had to face in our music career was being backstabbed by close business partners and investors. We overcame it by praying and working even harder. Their devilish deeds has fueled our triumph.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
WET MONEY: We are currently working on our new album called “Herd of Elephants” set to release in spring 2014.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
WET MONEY: Our career goal is to have a place within the music industry as entertainers or businessmen. We are open to all possibilities. In 10 years we see ourselves doing what we love.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can fans access your music and contact you?
WET MONEY: Our fans can reach us at: https://www.facebook.com/wetmoneyfdr or www.wetmoneyfdr.com
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