What is your name and what city do you rep?
My name is Mistel Marie and I am repping Orange County, California.
What is unique about you and your music?
What’s unique about me is my brain, and whats unique about my music are the lyrics.
What shaped your music?
I would say it was a combination of a drug addicted father, dead mother, crazy ex girlfriend, Jesus Christ, and the Devil.
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
I have been making music since I was a teenager, but I didn’t realize I would be doing it professionally until this year.
What type of music do you listen to?
My main genres are HipHop, Jazz, LoFi, and Screamo.
Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?
I think JID is one of the most under rated rappers in the game. I listened to DiCaprio 2 and was blown away. I love how manic and chaotic his flows can get.
How do you prepare for your performances?
I am a big fan of MMA, so I treat preparation like a fight camp.
What ignites your (song) writing flow?
Each beat has it’s own personality or character. When I hear a beat I am trying to discover what the music looks like as oppose to just how it sounds. A good beat will spark an image in my mind and it is my job to paint the picture with my lyrics.
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
As of right now, this is all I do. I know it sounds crazy, but it has been head down, hard work, and no distractions. I wouldn’t say I have any other passions, but I love MMA, and when I have more time, I want to get back at it. I don’t plan on doing anything professional with it, but it is something I really enjoy.
Success to you is…
Success to me is making your money work for you and not the other way around.
What do you wish you were told when you first started rapping that you think would help artists starting out?
Practice before you release.
Any upcoming projects?
I am constantly working on music and releasing new projects. As of right now, more EPs, and music videos.
Where do we find you music / music project?
My two main social media platforms are Instagram and YouTube. You can stream my music on Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Tidal, etc.