MFnMelo got together with Vocalo Music’s Jesse Menendez to record an interesting 12-minute interview that gives a more personal look at the newest upcoming PIVOT member. MFnMelo begins the interview by explaining the meaning behind his name:
“One of my friends, he was letting me know that I wasn’t so melo as I thought I was… If I can get agitated enough, if I’m in the right mood, I can be a real big motherf****r.”
Melo then begins to talk about his life growing up clean on the West side of Chicago. He explains that his inspiration for his music comes from a combination of the music he and his parents listened to. His folks listened to classics such as Prince, Michael Jackson, and blues music, while Melo listened to 90’s rappers such as Nelly and Juvenile. It’s very interesting to hear Melo talk about talk about these diverse influences and then try to listen for them in his work.
Next, Menendez and Melo talk about the influence for the idea of MeloDramatics. Melo states that the songs that he wrote were his thoughts and opinions from 2009-2017. Interestingly, Melo explains that since this album took so long to produce, there are a few ideas and themes that he’s grown out of. This makes MeloDramatics an eyepiece that allows listeners to have a look inside the mind of MFnMelo.
There’s still a lot of interesting commentary in the rest of the interview that I don’t want to spoil. It’s very cool to get a better look at MeloDramatics and to learn more about one of Chicago’s newest rappers. Listen to the interview here and let us know what you think!