Meet Mauricio, an 18-year-old music lover from Colombia.
“It began as a simple and personal playlist for the gym. I always had a hard time enjoying the gym especially when I was overweight and my brother told me that music helps make it a lot more enjoyable so I gave it a shot. Ever since I continued to add songs to it and at the beginning of last year it's follower count began to grow.”
What is the soundtrack to your life?
A soundtrack that I think not only I but everyone could live by is "Alive" by Lil Jon featuring Offset and 2 Chainz. This is because it acts as a celebration of life and that we must make the most of it.
What is the most annoying song in the world?
Most annoying song at this point has to be Old Town Road. Every single party I have been to in the last month has played the song more than 3 times and even at clubs it's being overplayed. Decent song in the beginning, now it's just annoying.
What’s more important to you? Music; or lyrics? Why?
Music and Lyrics to me need to find some sort of balance as it's hard to enjoy lyrics of the best they're on is unbearable however if the lyrics are weak it's hard to take the song seriously. However, I lean more towards music. Using rap, music acts as a medium of communication but is primarily a form of entertainment. Personally, to be entertained, I don't need complexity in the lyrics if the beat, and flow work well together regardless of its content. An example of this can be Tyga who has close to zero recognizable content in his music but have to give the guy credit, his great flow helps him make hit after hit.
Favorite artist right now is a hard question as so many new great names are popping up and several existing rappers are hitting their peak. However, I'm really onboard the DaBaby hype train especially with Baby on Baby which I thought was a near flawless project.
Who is an up and coming artist you think is going to blow up soon?
Tyla Yaweh has the potential to be a Post Malone protege. He rides beats extremely well and demonstrates extreme versatility with his flow and ability to sing. Sounding like a mix between Juice Wrld and Swae Lee I think he'll reach the mainstream spotlight in no time.
If you had the chance to interview any artist, who would it be? (dead or alive)
I would want to interview Jay Z because of the amount of time he's spent rapping. I would be able to ask how the genre has evolved during his career and how he has had to adapt and change to follow the changing tastes and preferences. I would also be interested in asking how rap as a genre has experienced growth and how it has created large competition for other genres.
Last concert you went to?
Going to a Russ concert in July.