IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – WET MONEY – VIRGINIA’S HOTTEST STARS!

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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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152 COMMENTS

  1. Man this has been on fire since I heard it back in ’10!!! Its more than music its a lifestyle and I’m telling you, you wont find a sound this head knocking and bumping unless its Wet Money!!
    #wetmoney #droppinballs

  2. at first I was like what is wet money and then i heard the music and ever since then ive been screaming wet money drop balls! love it guys

  3. Wet Money is more than music its a lifestyle! but the music they make go hard! They bringing that heat that the world need to listen to!

  4. I met Mooty Man down in Cuba, he showed me a little wet money, and they have a different style which is great in today’s game. I listen to em, LET EM PLAY!

  5. Yo these dudes are better than over half of the artist out now. This is the music these labels need to put that media machine behind!!

  6. It’s amazing what people can do when they have dreams and goals…..no one can stand in your way. These guys are going to do big things…..hope this world is ready for them!!!!

  7. Ive been falling this group for some time and they are the truth. Seeing them produce the items that they have over the years lets you know that they are the TRUTH. I can’t wait for the new album in the Spring! Will definitely be on all my playlist.

  8. Wet Money’s time is NOW. not only are they talented, but they are hungry and ready to take a BIG bite out of the hip hop game that seems currently rudderless. their hard work, sick beats, and unbridled energy is something the industry needs.

  9. This is going to be the future of music! I’m proud of you guys and can’t wait for the world to hear the new sound I’m cooking up for the new album. I hope everyone is ready.

  10. Wet Money is a movement that will take the music industry to new heights and horizons!!!!! These gentlemen deserve the chance and opportunity to share their talents and creations with the world!!!! I’m a fan and I’m sure that they will not fail in this business at all!!

  11. WET MONEY YALL DOING YALL THANG,I LOVE THE MUSIC AND THE DANCE MOVES.AWESOME GROUP!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND KEEP THAT BEAT COMING. WETT MONNEYYYY!!!!

  12. I worked with Mooty Man for over a year in Cuba and I can say with absolutely NO DOUBTS that this success is long overdue! The quality of the work speaks for itself. The music is at once infective, transformative, spiritual, commercial, honest, glamorous, simple and transcendent.
    He put HOURS into his craft and I think that THAT is what I appreciated the most (plus unforgettable beats)
    Waiting with baited breath for the herd of elephants to ride!!

  13. True talent that needs to be heard NATIONWIDE!! Keep doing your thing and making quality music! Don’t forget us lil folk while you on the comeup! #1faninkentucky! Stay true!

  14. These guys really aren’t half stepping the videos I’ve seen are truley enjoyable to watch and I see real talent one of my faves is the Joik dance LMT Im still trying to learn it lol

  15. This is what I call TRUE TALENT!!!! I love the music!!!! I see Wet Money doing A LOT of big things!!! Major Salute!!!!

  16. Wet Money has always made great music…Here in Memphis, Ten we love these guy….we love GangstaWalkin and Jookin to there music….they also have showed the Memphis dancers love by dancing to there music…these guys take time out to give there fans what we want…..

  17. I have known my man Chris Mooty for a long time now and look at him like a brother. He was actually one of the people who introduced rap/hip-hop to me. I heard some of his older stuff and it is cutting edge material. I think with his innovative and appreciation of music that he and his label could be a big time group!

  18. I’ve worked with Mooty and I’ve seen the dedication he has for what he loves, and how passion rules his life!! I know he surrounds himself with superstars, and the rest of the team’s gonna have that same kind of passion. Everything these guys are doing is MORE than just a lifestyle… it just “IS”. Hoo-rah!

  19. I grew up with Mooty. Music has always surrounded his life. From when I can remember it was a new album new artist music music and music. It’s been him from way back when. Talent and hustle….

  20. I served five years with Mooty in the navy, nobody deserves more in life than him, keep up the good work Moot and always remember….. uuuutz!

  21. I have know Mooty for a very long time. This guys are very talented at what they do, they work so hard and never give up. Making music is who they are and it’s a big part of their lives.Their music is very amazing and it needs to heard by everyone all over the world. Keep it up guys, because I believe and have faith that you guys will be at the very top soon.

  22. The hustle is real and so are these dudes! I’m glad to see there’s still true artistry and passion left in this genre…loyal to their come-up!!

  23. This article is moving it goes to show you that whatever we want to do we can achieve it with hard work determination a good team and strong faith. Im proud of them for making it happen ready for some dope music!

  24. I really think Wet Money deserve a chance. Great music and beats and dats wat da fans want. Keep up da great talent and I pray for much success.

  25. Wet money I have been listening to for years. I really think that they would be great in the industry. Their music is great to listen to and I know that people would enjoy it in every way. Keep up the great work wet money I know y’all will be successful in the very near future

  26. I know “Wet Money” is going to blow up the industry, these guys are awesome on and off the mic, I cant wait to see them light up the stage on all the award shows!

  27. Man I been rocking with the Wet Money movement for a long time and hard work pays off they been grinding and about to explode on to the screen just wait an see they on they way WET MONEY!!!!!!

  28. Keep at it!! Looking forward to what Wet Money has in store! Excited for the drop “Herd of Elephants” in spring. Stay on the grind, continue to do your thing, it’s loved and needed!!!

  29. Braaaaaap This is fantastic!!!
    Its great to see you guys receiving your well deserved limelight! I can’t wait to finally get to buy your records out here in UK after following your music for years – ITS ABOUT TIIIIME!!!
    So proud of yoy guys! Keep up your good work and bless us with more of your catchy music creations; The world needs Wet Money!
    Excited to hear your new album is due soon “Herds of Elephant” 😀 😀 😀
    Orange Lady from London UK

  30. I’ve followed their careers since 2009. They are dedicated to what they loved, hip hop music. I had the pleasure of working with them on a performance and production project for a boxing tournament. I find their performance as powerful works of art, using hip hop as a vehicle to being dynamic and inspirational. It would be reasonable for you to expect my opinion of their talents to be biased, but I’m probably one of the biggest critics when it comes to hip hop music. I try not to let my friendship and opinion of them influence my opinion when it comes to their music, videos and performances. From production, lyrical content and stage presence, they are the real deal.

  31. Years ago ya’ll were good, and now ya’ll are great!!! Musicians are under appreciated in todays society and all you guys deserve more!! Keep up the good work….. Ace you have been doin the dam thing since the year 2000– keep it up cause your close to fame!!! Always in my soul and heart!!! Rock on!!

  32. Had fun years ago with you guys and I know ya’ll will make it!!! Keep working hard cause good music is hard to find!!! You got a dope ass crew, rock on guys!!! Hit us up if you ever make it back to Memphis!!!!

  33. Been listening since the Navy days back in 2007. Downloaded a few songs for the car. Actually just found the cd with one on there and played in on the way to the club. I can’t jook lol but def like the beat. Keep up the good work

  34. I first met Mooty man while deployed to Cuba. We were having a bbq one evening and thought it was somebody else music he was playing. Come to find out, it was music he and his buddy had been working on and/or produced. These guys have mad talent and are worth investing your money. They’re hard workers! Give them a chance and you will not be disappointed!

  35. This group definitely deserves it. Lots of talent and goods music to hear. They will surely bring lots of new energy and flavor to the industry. Signing them is a must.

  36. Fresh and energetic music with a unique sound! Two hard working individuals willing to put the time and effort into ensuring a quality product! WET MONEY!!!

  37. Awesome work as usual fellas! It’s about time for the world to know what you have to offer. Can’t wait to see what’s next! Great moves by great artist. Much respect

  38. Lmt wet money I love your music. You guy have me dancing and krunk moving throughout the school I work at. Me and my students start our class off dancing to your music.

  39. Wet Money is ready to make a huge splash onto the music scene! Their music is real and they energetically bring the lyrics to life whether its live or they’re recording in the studio! I’m proud of these guys and I know they’re going to go far!
    WET MONEY!!!!!
    SPLASH SPLASH!!!!!

  40. Can’t wait to hear the new album. You guys are going to rock it from what I’ve heard before. And now you are coming back with even more energy and enthusiasm, and a new twist. Great answers too- you were clear and concise, and left your possibilities open for great things to happen. Great job so far guys! We’ll hear ya soon.

  41. I been listening to Wet Money since 2012 and their music continue to get better and better stay on you all grind and don’t let no one take you off course.

  42. I met these three on the USS Harry S Truman when we served together. Actually, I met Joy before that in military training but I knew the first time we spoke he was serious about music. When team came together it was magic. I am happy for Mullage and nd so look forward to watching Wet Money establish their reign!
    P.S. Born and raised in Memphis so I’m a fan for life! 901 Stand Up!

  43. I have been listening to Mooty Man and his crew since the beginning and I am sure once the masses gets their hands on this it could change the industry all together, specifically by raising the bar!!!

  44. Ay Joy, been awhile since we seen each other in the navy. From a down south country boy from FL I’m defiantly diggin your music! We’ve known each other for a very long time, ill always support what your doin with your career, keep up the good work man!!!

  45. This group has good music that I can relate to and I support them. Wet Money need real supporters & listeners. I’m with y’all.

  46. I love everything these guys make! Ive been a follower for a long time and would love to see them make it big! Wet Money Drops Balls!!!

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