IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : What city and state are you from?
MECUM G: I was born and raised on the eastside of Aurora, Illinois.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : What is your music background?
MECUM G: I started writing music in 2005. In 2007 I put out my first mixtape out titled” It’s Another One”. In 2013 I put out my second mixtape out titled” Where you Get It At”. In February 2014, I opened up for King Louie and Katie Got Bandz. Also in 2014 I performed at an open mic at Mott and Eds in Memphis, Tennessee
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : Why do you want to record and release your own music?
MECUM G: I believe that I have a good message for the younger generation through my music .
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : What are your songs about?
MECUM G: Sometimes my songs are about my struggles with the street . Other songs are about partying and having a good time. My songs are also about love, happiness, and praising God.
Who are your musical influences?
MECUM G: I like Jodeci, Tupac ,Dru Hill , and Jay Z. The list goes on. I love good music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : How would you describe your music to people?
MECUM G: I make music that people can relate to. I speak about the things I have experience in life with the hope of touching the next individual. I want my music to help my listeners know there is still joy and happiness in life despite the struggles they face everyday.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : What makes you stand out from other artists?
MECUM G: I stand out because my songs are real and they come from my heart.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and did you overcome?
MECUM G: One of my biggest challenges was learning how to close my eyes and let go and let God.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?
MECUM G: I’m working on a project called “History In The Making” featuring a few artists from my hometown Aurora, Illinois. The project should be out on May 23rd 2014.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
MECUM G: My life goal is to make it in this industry. Within the next 10 years, I would like to own my own label. I would also like to start a youth foundation called It’s Never Too Late.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : How can fans access your music and contact you?
MECUM G: I can be found on Facebook Demetrice Mecum G Kirkwood. Also you can find me on www.reverbnation.com/Mecum G and YouTube./Mecum G Kirkwood , and Twitter @ Mecum G
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