Micky Munday could be the most underrated up-and-coming rapper on planet earth right now. He’s boiling like Mount Saint Helen and about to explode with numerous viral videos, an inevitable record contract, and a big shoe deal. With swag like Jay-Z and hair like Beyonce, Micky Munday is most certainly on the verge of becoming a Megastar. Micky’s video for B.O.Y.B (Ballin On You B*tches) got well over 2.5 million views on WorldStarHipHop. Beyond his rapping abilities and one-of-a-kind image lies his personality, which may be the X factor that gets him over that hump and finally gets him signed. That’s if he doesn’t build his own label before someone signs him. Currently Micky owns an entertainment company with his partner Kane Banks called The Press.
We were blessed with the opportunity to hop on a quick call with Micky Munday to learn more about him. Peep our interview below…
Jadamix: How did you get into rap?
Micky: I always liked creative writing. To write something down and express it through rhymes is the ultimate form of expression. I used to like poetry growing up and would express my feelings about life. And then this one time in school my best friend passed me back a note in class that said “kick a rhyme” and we just started passing rhymes back and forth like we were battling on paper. Even when I was 3 years old I’d sing Elvis with my uncle playing guitar. I always liked the spotlight. Then eventually I got into making music and when you put the two together you have an artist.
What was your inspiration?
Just life in general. You can walk outside and be inspired. When you become a real artist and really start thinking about your craft, everything in life becomes inspiring.
What’s a typical day like with Micky Munday?
For the most part I get up and try to eat some cereal — I’m a cereal guy. You know, eat some cereal, then hit up my family and make sure they’re good. Then I hit the studio and just write. I have my own studio through my own company so I just try to be at the studio as much as I can so if I get inspired I can make music at any time. I also have a daughter so I obviously see her and you know we frequent that Chuck E Cheese [laughs].
I was watching that video “B.O.Y.B” and there was a ton of ball in that video. I’m assuming you play a lot of (basket)ball. In a typical pick-up game, what’s your stat line?
[laughs] Aw mann triple double dog. I’m MVP. I ain’t losin. I’m not a happy loser.
I also saw some boxing in that video as well. What’s your knockout punch?
I like to kick more than punch. I got a mean left hook though.
What’s your vice?
I don’t drink. I’ve never been drunk in my life. But I do smoke marijuana. I like to get in my zone, write my music, and chill. I got my own weed out here too man. Last year I had the Richard Nixon OG and this year I got the Micky Munday OG.
Did you get your name from Micky Munday of the Cocaine Cowboys documentary?
Yea man that’s where we got the name from. I had a conversation with him and he actually said that he’s glad I’m using his name. You can quote me on this but he said “I hope you become a megastar”.
Where can your brand go beyond rap?
I act too. I did a web series for BET called 8 Days A Week. I also just booked another roll coming up for this show — I forget the name — but I play a Jamaican drug dealer. I got an accent and everything. But yea, I’m trying to take advantage of anyway I’m trying to get myself out there.
Give me three words to describe Micky Munday.
Determined. Goal-oriented. Dreaming.
Give me three words to describe Micky Munday’s flow.
Hungry. Nasty. Cerebral.
Oh man Beyonce’s already taken. Damn man I don’t have one.
Well, describe your perfect girl?
The perfect girl would obviously be beautiful, nice, easy-going and nice to talk to.
If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Either to fly or be invisible.
What exciting stuff is upcoming for Micky Munday in 2013?
I already got some visuals in the bag. I’m just trying to think about which I’m dropping next. I’m kinda leaning towards “Daylight Savings” so that will probably be the next video I drop. But I’m going to put out a visual for “Glass House”, “Poison Ivy”, and “5 Hoes 2 Phones”. My last mixtape American Beauty dropped just 9 months ago and my latest mixtape “Back 2 Work” is on Datpiff. I’m always working on my album American Ugly.
Why are you a G?
Cause I handle my business. I got people looking out for me and people who depend on me. I got a lot of people waiting for me to make it. My family, my daughter, my friends…. that’s why I’m a G.
Make sure to download Micky’s Back 2 Work mixtape \\ HERE
Keep up with Micky on Instagram & Twitter \\ @MickyMunday
Peep his other videos on YouTube \\ HERE
Here’s “B.O.Y.B” (Ballin On You B*tches)