DD: Hi Mel! Tell our readers a little about your new project Ressurection?
MR: The name of the project is called Resurrection. It represents my resurgence as an artist from my old self into the man I am now. I’ve changed, musically and personally, from who I was a few years ago.
DD: Where do you draw your inspiration from?
MR: Life situations, things that I see, hear, feel, read; I’m like a sponge. I absorb all that’s going on and form it into a song you could picture.
DD: You’ve been in the business a while. What went wrong with your past deal?
MR: The people I was dealing with throughout my career just didn’t have the vision, determination or drive that I have, therefore we could never get over the hump.
DD: What lessons have you learned from your experiences in the business?
MR: It’s a grind and you definitely need to have some money or somebody with money willing to back you…lol
DD: What is some advice you would give other aspiring hip hop artists coming up in the game?
MR: It’s your dream, your talent! No one else’s, so what you put out, you get back. Treat your music like any other hustle. Go hard or go home.
DD: How important is it to you to write about socially conscious content? Do current events inspire you?
MR: It’s important because I don’t want to mislead my fans. What I mean by that is, what you see isn’t always gold. People tend to be blinded by the fame and money, but don’t know what it took to get there and what it takes to keep it..
DD: Where was your first live performance? Were you nervous?
MR: B.B. King’s, the legendary blues house in the heart of NYC, and most definitely I was nervous.
DD: Who are some artists that have inspired you?
MR: No one as of now, currently. If I had to pick from when hip-hop was really alive, I would say the great BIG, 2Pac, Nas and Jay Z.