Moone Walker joined Grey Rizzy to speak about Dopest Sh*t I Ever Heard and upcoming initiatives. SoundCheks are a Hip Hop Nation (Ch. 44) collection that spotlight artists’ new initiatives and places them middle stage to carry out their music. Grey Rizzy requested Moone Walker the way it felt to collaborate with Kevin Gates and what we are able to count on in 2023.
The interview beneath has been edited for readability and size.
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Grey Rizzy: You bought the brand new mission that’s out proper now, The Dopest Sh*t I Ever Heard. Hell of a title.
Moone Walker: I needed to make an announcement with it. When folks learn the title, I needed them to say, “The Dopest Sh*t I Ever Heard.” I needed it to sit down with them and so they be like, “He’s actually daring. Let me see what the hell he’s speaking about.”
Grey Rizzy: What are a few of your inspirations? When someone says “Moon Stroll,” they may robotically take into consideration The Biggest.
Moone Walker: My inspirations on the subject of music, in the beginning, is Bone Thugs and Concord. Their melodies, flows, rhymes patterns and issues like that… I’m a Bone Thugs and Concord child to the core.
Additionally, Infamous B.I.G, that may be a large inspiration of mine as properly, so when it comes right down to the swag, when it comes right down to placing the phrases collectively and with the ability to inform a narrative and stuff like that… After all, Infamous B.I.G.
Now, when it comes right down to the title “Moone Walker,” after all everyone and their mother is a large Michael Jackson fan. My Virgo brother. I felt like naming myself that, I’m placing myself at a stage the place I’ve to be nice. I can’t simply be a mediocre man with the title “Moone Walker.”
Grey Rizzy: In relation to this music proper right here, “Really feel’n Myself,” what I like about that is that you simply put a variety of affirmation into your music. What made you begin to write like this?
Moone Walker: Talking issues into existence. So as so that you can get the image, I’ve to color it for you. Bear in mind when TI first got here out and he was like “King of the South”? there was a variety of controversy with that, however he stood on it to the purpose the place you needed to imagine him. I’m making an attempt to do the identical factor with myself you understand?
Grey Rizzy: What are among the issues that you’re trying ahead to going into 2023? Since you’re ending 2022 with a bang.
Moone Walker: At the beginning, extra music movies from The Dopest Sh*t I Ever Heard. I need to do a video for each music on that mission. I need to paint that image for the followers. The following factor I obtained popping out is “Too Dope.” That’s the following mission that I’m engaged on at this second. I gotta unfold the phrase and remind you that I’m dope. You already know what I’m saying? Extra exhibits. Extra visuals. I’m making an attempt to get into the CEO side of issues as properly… Like, placing on different artists on the market.
Grey Rizzy: Now, I’m not making the comparability, however I’m certain there are lots of people on the market and so they’re saying, “There’s a expertise that was coming from down south in Florida a couple of years in the past.” And once they see the dreads, they see the boldness and so they see the way you exhibit out right here in these music movies… I’m certain persons are saying you’re a breath of contemporary air just like the best way T-Ache was. Whenever you hear that, what do you suppose?
Moone Walker: T-Ache is a legend, so why wouldn’t you need to be in comparison with that? T-Ache made a mark on this recreation. Being in comparison with him and what he has completed within the recreation, that’s superior. Plus, he’s from Florida, so that’s nice. He’s somebody I aspire to be as large as.
Grey Rizzy: Speaking concerning the expertise down there in Florida, who’re some folks you’re looking ahead to collaborating with?
Moone Walker: There’s lots of people in Florida. After all, I don’t need to begin naming folks and depart somebody out. After all, the Rod Waves, Kodak Blacks and stuff like that. I wanna be capable to do some issues with them as properly.
Grey Rizzy: You bought this music “That’s Sauce!” and going again to the music “Really feel’n Myself” from earlier… Manufacturing sensible, are you working with the identical producer? Are you creating this sound?
Moone Walker: Properly, proper now, I’m within the technique of making an attempt to broaden the sound. So, any producers on the market that wish to work with Moone Walker… Y’all go forward and faucet in with me. Let’s get it completed. I imagine in locking in and creating magic. There’s a variety of producers on the market too that’s simply sitting, ready for the chance to be heard, so if I could possibly be the door to assist your sound get heard… Let’s work.
Grey Rizzy: I’m not gonna put no emails on the market…
Moone Walker: Man, I’ll put the e-mail on the market. MW.COLLABS.FEATS@gmail.com. Let’s get it completed.
Grey Rizzy: Are you aware if Lizzo has heard this music? Has anybody reached out to let you understand about that?
Moone Walker: I truthfully don’t know if she has heard the music or not. It will be nice if she heard the music, however the entire objective of the music was I needed to offer ladies who’re extra on the plus measurement or curvy or in that neighborhood… I needed to offer them their very own theme music. There’s a variety of songs on the market which might be geared in direction of smaller ladies, however there aren’t songs which might be created when it comes right down to plus-size ladies. It’s all the time kinda like a gimmick. I needed to make it possible for plus-size ladies had a music that was like, “That is my music. I can take this and I can maintain onto this endlessly.” I needed to offer them their very own theme music.
Grey Rizzy: You stated one thing, and you place it very plainly, however it made a lot sense. You stated, “Yo, she’s a girl, bro, deal with her like a girl.” It’s so delicate however it’s so highly effective, what’s being stated.
Moone Walker: All ladies need to be handled like a girl. Girls need to be appreciated. They need to be honored. They need to really feel as if, “I like you from the crown of your head, to the ball of your ft.” I needed to verify they felt that once they heard the music.
Grey Rizzy: By the point this airs man… We’re going to be taking part in this remix that you simply obtained with Kevin Gates. You and Kevin… Y’all lyrics combined collectively on a music like “Lizzo, ”my God. What was it like working with him?
Moone Walker: As far working with him hand-in-hand, it was not that kind of interplay. However so far as working with him leaping on the music, that was superb. He jumped on and did precisely what he wanted to do on it.
Grey Rizzy: You already know what I can’t wait to see? Each of you on stage doing this music. You already know what? It’s to the purpose the place I don’t even need to see you two guys, I need to simply pan over to the viewers.
Moone Walker: He’s a idiot with it. I simply seen a clip final evening the place he was simply describing… You already know what I imply? The ladies was simply going loopy within the crowd. I already know that after we’re on that stage collectively — take note of the group. That’s what we want. Sure, lawd.
Grey Rizzy: Do you suppose you’ll must up your recreation while you get on stage? I’m simply questioning what stage left and what stage proper goes to seem like when y’all are performing this music.
Moone Walker: That’s one factor that I do must implement as a result of he sit down and gradual and has the dialog with the group. I’m extra into power. When that power begins flowing, I’m going. You perceive? I’m movin’ and groovin’. I need you to really feel the identical you are feeling if you end up listening to the mission.
Grey Rizzy: Who’s the producer?
Moone Walker: It’s a producer named Euro.
Grey Rizzy: What about merch? There’s a lot that folks haven’t seen. I need to make certain everybody we promote every part.
Moone Walker: You may go to moonewalker.com and we now have merch there. Now we have “She obtained a bit of little bit of abdomen however that’s okay” T-shirts. We’re re-upping the stock now. A number of issues are popping out!