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Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I was born in Dominican Republic and raised in Jersey City, NJ. I got to the position I’m in today because of the love I have for hip-hop. I first fell in love with hip-hop when I first heard “Walk this Way” featuring AeroSmith by Run DMC. I was then inspired to rap after watching my favorite movie Juice.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
My latest release off my upcoming album “The Boneface” titled “Last Song” featuring Erick Right and produced by Shy Booges. “Last Song” is my current song that I am promoting. I describe the way I felt about a lost love using music as a metaphor. It’s basically about a love that is everything I’ve always wanted but no longer in love. I also have a Trap Step Project titled “YoTrapMidi!” dropping soon and I just dropped two new videos. For my singles “Last Song” and “All Night” I also shot a new video for my rap/dubstep track tittled “She like Dem” coming soon look out for that….
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
One of the hardest challenges I had to face in the industry is the passing of my best friend “Big Mike.” He was my manager and mentor. He was a grinder just like me. He completed me and believed in my music. It took me a long time to get back to my grind knowing I didn’t have him by my side. I almost thought I couldn’t go on without him. But now I use his death as inspiration to keep going to the top. I owe it to him.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
One of the biggest set backs in my career was when the music game went digital. Illegal downloads and piracy made record labels scared to sign new artists. I bounced back by doing what the record labels failed to do. Instead of fighting the internet I embraced it. I’m using the internet as a platform to promote and market my music and brand straight to my fans with no middle man.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Artists need to be careful of music scams like fake marketing companies that claim to build up an internet buzz for a fee. They’re not real numbers and/or views.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
A suggestion I can give to artists like myself is learn how to market and create your brand. You must act like record labels don’t exist and do it yourself. That might be the best way to get a deal.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
My favorite ways to promote my self and my music is through my social sites on line promotions and gorilla street marketing. Love being out there just keeping a hand on the streets…
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Where can people visit you?
Connect with MRNES:
Official website: www.mrnes.com
Not too long ago, if you were known as a “rapper” you were automatically stereotyped and categorized as one type of genre. It was assumed that you as a “rapper” talked, walked, dressed and acted a certain way. You were either accepted by your peers or exit out. Now, a new wave has taken over. What was not accepted in the past is now acknowledged. There are no longer limits. Borders have been crossed and music lovers have embraced the “rappers” of today.
MRNES is a part of this new waive. He’s creating his own music lane with his unique style, choice of lyrics and flow. Good music is undeniable. MRNES has redefined the term “rapper” and has taken this method of music and has transformed it into his own. He brings a new flavor to the music world. He’s sound can be described as Wiz Khalifa meets Fabulous with a twist of B.O.B. MRNES’s mission is to capture the soul that lives in music and create tunes that many can relate to and enjoy listening too for years to come.
MRnes kicks it up a notch with his latest single release “Urban Flower”.
MRnes was born in Dominican Republic and came to America as a child spending much of his youth in Washington Heights, New York. He soaked in the environment around him infusing his soul with life that surrounded him. He has traveled a personal journey to get to where he is today a proud man who has taken his life experiences and turning it into the most innovative sound on the airwaves to date.
MRnes is relatively new in the New York, Latino music scene however he has been gaining ground by connecting and collaborating with well respected and popular artists such as Fat Joe, Tony Sunshine and Daddy Yankee and others. He has also shared the stage with an extraordinary list of hip-hop and rap artists including but not limited to Mobb Deep, Capone-N Norega, T.O.K., Lil Wayne, Don Omar, Akon, DJ Kahled, 112, Cassedy, State Property, Big Sean, Drake, Mack Miller and many others.
MRnes is announcing the release of his single “Urban Flower” ft. Shy Boogs which is off of his yet to be released CD titled “The Boneface Project”. It is about a smart girl who grew up in an urban area of the hood who manages to stay positive and as beautiful as a flower despite her surroundings. This single is part of a segment of this upcoming CD which is filled with internationally flavored songs. “Urban Flower” is a hot dance tune that will make you want to get up on your feet to dance. It has a great catchy Brazilian rhythm with a bit of a tropical undertone to it. It is filled with a great creative electronic arrangement that carries the tune right to the end. It is the perfect radio friendly song that initiates a feeling of freedom, happiness and joy. It is a contagious song that you can’t stop singing. That’s the mark of a true artist.
“The Boneface Project” is set for release in 2013 but no official date has been given at this time.