Hi MOBI1, what made you decide that music is a thing for you?

It’s what’s been the most influential in my therapy so it’s keeping me safe.

Introduce us to you  and your musical history?

My name is mobi1, it’s means may our blessings inspire 1 and I’ve been an artist for around 3 or so years now. Growing up I listened to alot of Motown, indie and electronic based music. I had no real interest in making music but was a big lover. In school I had one set of lyrics and had a small spell trying production on fruity loops. 

What was life like for you before music?

I had a reasonably paid career that was a lot of hard work and quite dangerous. I was living in a flat share about an hour from my work and I spent most of my free time watching series or gaming.

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

There wasn’t really a song at all that made me do music. I just found it therapeutic and a way to keep me safe from my self. 

Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?

I’m not sure I do, I’m a burns survivor that makes music to stay sane and hopefully help others whilst doing so. I haven’t really categorized myself as I make what works for me mentally to feel better.

What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone else in the industry? 

That you should accept help when you need it. Community is amazing but you do still have to work hard.

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you?

I am size 13 shoe 

I survived an explosion 

I’m 6’2

If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?

An experienced mentor 

Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss….

Not really, I’d like to think I grew up in a respectful way so I know boundaries and limits enough to not cross any. I’m pretty easy going anyway.

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories? If not, why not?

Defo not signed up to anything. There’s a few things I’m sceptical about because of black mirror lol but I don’t pay too much attention to them. 

What was the worst experience on stage?

Ooooh, I think it would have to be when my retainer popped out mid bar. I remember having to bite down to get it back in place and I was just making some sort of roaring sound in the mean time 😂 , crowd must’ve thought I was doing ad-lib’s or something lol .

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about. 

I’m a qualified aeronautical engineer 

What makes you stand out as an artist?

As a burns survivor from West London, I bring a unique and inspiring perspective to the world of music and creativity. What sets me apart as an artist is my unwavering passion for anime & visual depiction , which serves as a constant source of inspiration for my work. 

Beyond my love for anime, I possess a wide range of creative skills that allow me to fully express my artistic vision. I have honed my editing and videography skills, ensuring that my visuals come to life and captivate the audience with their dynamic storytelling. Additionally, I am adept at writing my own lyrics, allowing me to infuse my music with personal experiences and emotions..

However, what truly makes me stand out as an artist is my resilience and determination in the face of adversity. As a burns survivor, I have overcome tremendous challenges and have used my art as a way to heal and inspire others. My journey serves as a testament to the power of art and a reminder that no obstacle is insurmountable. Through my work, I aim to inspire and empower others to embrace their own uniqueness and find solace in artistic expression.

I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it. 

Of course, my new freestyle in partnership with hardest bars is pure energy and vibes. I had no real idea when setting up to record this but I knew I wanted to play with my vocab and interact with different sounds and flows.

I know I haven’t been rapping as long as some of my counterparts however I wanted to prove that I have put the work in the level playing field and I’m here to help inspire others with my sound. In this song, I delve into personal topics such as my mental health, shedding light on the importance of self-care and self-expression. Additionally, I incorporate references to brands that I admire, giving people a glimpse into my personal taste and style. To add some vibey spice, I used my first bar as the hook and ended up loving it!. The overall vibe of the song is uplifting and empowering, encouraging listeners to embrace their struggles and find strength within themselves.

I hope that it resonates with each listener and inspires them to channel their own raw energy into something meaningful.

What was the recording process like?

Upon hearing the beat, I instantly recognized it as the perfect match. However, I was uncertain about how to approach it. Collaborating with my engineer VELLY in the studio, we decided that putting on the headphones and expressing exactly what I was feeling in that moment would be a great approach. My headspace was slightly disturbed at the time, as I had just finished a meeting with my lawyer regarding an issue from my previous workplace. I channeled that energy into the track, and after recording the initial few lines, the rest flowed effortlessly, almost like a well-oiled machine.

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

That rhyming ze-kete ahh with something is quite tekky lol. Also how hard it is to flow that fast when it’s not written. 

Would you change anything now that it’s finished?

There it would be no if, it would be when. 

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

Know that consistency will help you grow

Know that surrounding yourself with good energy will keep you safe and focussed 

Know that balancing your time and self care will keep you at your best everyone and most of all you!

And if all else’s Fails.. you can always “pull out the ze-kete ahh tekete bang bang boogie to the rhythm” to “make a body just rock” 😂 but “don’t this a lot” lol