Interview With Hip Hop Artist & Producer ‘Mostly George’

Tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Mostly George and I am Indie Hip-Hop Artist, currently living in Budapest, Hungary EU. 

How did you come up with your artist name?

I made this name up when I was working in the UK, back in 2014

My hungarian name is hard to pronounce in english (GYÖRGY), so when people were asking me to introduce myself I was telling them my name, adding that it’s mostly for George.

How long have you been in the music industry?

I had a love and hate relationship with music in general in my early years. You see, I started to pen down my first ryhmes in 2004 after I attended the first Hip-Hop show in my hometown. After That I couldn’t stop, so I learned how to make beats for myself (we didn’t have Internet and a lot of knowledge back then in my areea), So I started to fill up Notebook after Notebook, Hard Drive after Hard Drive with beats. In between, the quality of life dropped in my place, after the financial breakdown happened accross the globe, so I had to focus on earning money, so music become a long forgotten hobby from time to time, but I picked up the pen and the midi pad in 2015 and haven’t stopped since then.

How did you get started in the music business in the first place?

In 2011 I hosted, promoted and organized my first live show in my hometown, with considerably good success, that’s when I knew: I got it what it takes to make this happen

How would you describe your latest single?

Lockdown is a ballad of a generation and last years Happening in the world. It is the child of emotions that has been piling up, blow after blow, that the world delivered to humanity. 

It is a big question mark towards society as we know it:

Who should we trust?

When can fans expect the visuals for the single?

The visuals has been shot in my home with a green screen, but man I had fun editing it. 

You can expect an impactful buildup, some trippy colors and a questioning Catharsis

Who are your inspirations in the music industry?

My biggest inspiration to this day is Strange Music and to be more precise mr. Tech N9ne. That empire stood the pressure of time, and it became a diamond, he and his partner Travis should be super proud of. A lot of people are sleeping on the man, but they should definately wake up.

How do you go about writing a song and what is your process?

Just Do It! is my motto. If I hear a beat, or I make a beat for a project, I just sit down and let the instrumental talk to me. After that I just need to figure out the puzzle, where the ideeas will fit in the composition.

I usually pen down the chorus and first verse, or all of the song and then just rehearse and perfect it while I am riding public transportation or when I’m walking in the park

What is the concept behind your forthcoming project if working on one?

My next Single is titled “NEBULA” and it’s a continuation of “LOCKDOWN”

With a more positive instrumental, I am talking about the need to inspire and to elevate people’s energies in the current climate.

The song is an interesting mix of Hip-Hop, Trap and Reggae.

It is a Cure for one’s soul, fingers crossed that people will actually resonate whit it’s energy

Any plans on touring to promote your latest single?

Man, If they will open up the music business here in Europe (as far as concerts and touring goes), I will definately have a small tour.

Doing Live gigs is a life saver for an artist

What did you buy with your first check off music?

I bought products relating to Music Production and invested in Promotion

What are must haves when your in the studio working?

My LED light on, tons of water, cup of coffee or tea, and good people around me, or solitude if the song is more emotional and deep.

What is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed?

Invest in promotion and treat people as people, not fans or career opportunities.

Will you be collaborating with any other artists in the future?

I am always looking for new features. I have a few songs dropping with my Grindville team and also have 2 songs in the works with the talented Oblivious from Boston. 

We have been planning an ep, a collaboration between Hungary and US with my brother from another mother, Godsun Da Faraoh from 313 Detroit too. Possibly more focused on the international projects this year.

What artist have you had the pleasure of working with and what was it like?

On my last album (BPMODE LP), that was actually a double album last year, I had the pleasures to work with:

John Jiggs, Oblivious, Godsun Da Faraoh, Richie Kidd,Sallie Xander, Shammak, Rapture Muziq, Sly Genz, Sinntek, Kritya, Izzedup, Ben T Kadar etc.

It was a mindblowing of a project man. 24 songs with different sides of living in Budapest, still an international vibe going trough all of the songs.

I also had the pleasure to work with 3 awesome turntable Dj’s from Budapest GyöReMiX! , Kool Kasko and Rawmatik

Plus last year we hooked up with the real life Michael Myers: GreatDaeg

I love creating songs that are shooting trough times and space

Name an artist(s) that you would love to work with?

I think you guessed, that my childhood dream is to work with Tech N9ne, haha.

Some dreams never die, that’s for sure.

I also intend to work with my man Richie Kidd and Salie Xander a lot more, but the list goes on (Toby Spades, Shammak, Rapture Muziq, Devin etc.)

Do you think your music is mostly enjoyed more for the beats or for the lyrical flow and content?

I think in 2021 a lot lyricism is overlooked, however I like to pack my songs with witty lines and content. People usually point out the flow, the hook and the beat. It really depends what you are looking for, going in a project of mine.

What area do you need to improve on in regards to your career? (Example: Better production, Delivery, Stage presence, etc..

Better Delivery, most def. I think marketing and branding needs to be upped a lot more, and maybe expanding the 1 man team, to an actual army that can bring out the best from everyone

What’s your all-time favorite song?

Piano Sonata No. 14 by Ludwig van Beethoven

What was the last album you listened to?

Actually the B side of Eminem’s MTBMB

Your favorite artist of all time and why?

Tupac Amaru Shakur

Whose your favourite five artists right now?

Tech N9ne, Eminem, Russ, Wu Tang Clan, Hopsin

In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist in your genre today and why?

I would say 2: Tech N9ne and Russ. Both of them are prime examples of success in being Independent in the Industry 

Who have been some of your favourite artists that you’ve been able to work with?

John Jiggs, GyöReMiX!, Kool Kasko and Rawmatik

How do you feel about the current state of music?

I love it, people tend to overlook the fact that the music you can listen these days are infinte. There’s no way you cannot find your lane to enjoy. 

Any dream award shows you hope to one day play at?

Man, I wish but I am all about dreaming big: Let’s get to the Grammy’s

What is your main goal as far as music?

Self Expression and Financial Freedom

Who would you say your music relates to the most?

To one’s struggle, pain and joy in the present climate on Earth

What separates you from other artists? (What’s makes you different?)

I am rapping in Hungarian as well in English, Plus I’m an Artist, Producer, Designer, Mixing and Mastering Engineer and I own my home studio, so when it’s time to create: IT’S TIME TO CREATE

When your not in the studio, What do you like to do for fun and relaxation?

Long walks, drawing, reading 

If you could work with any producer who would it be?

DJ Pain 1 and Dr. Dre most def.

What’s the biggest highlight of your career thus far?

I could be part of my friends musical journey: producing, featuring, mixing and even designing significant albums and singles for them.

What is your dream venue to perform at?

House of Blues

What’s the name of the last book you read and by whom?

1984 George Orwell

What’s your favorite sports team and why?

Chicago Bulls: Dennis Rodman (call me eccentric lol)

Whose your favorite actor or actress and their best movie?

Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in Fight Club. That movie is PERFECTION

Name someone famous who inspires you and why?

Russ, he is a prodigy in self fulfilment in the music industry, and the success he brought to the newer generation is a story everyone should follow upon.

What can we expect from you in the future?

A new single and hopefully music video every month

Where can the fans check out for your music?

Youtube, Spotify, Itunes, Tidal, Deezer, Youtube Music etc.

Be the first to hear ‘Nebula’ the latest single out 29th January pre save it here.

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‘Mostly George’ also produces and offers mix and mastering services check out his beatstars profile here.

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