Mvstermind

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The market of hip hop can be oversaturated with every genre, category and all types of rappers. Everyone in the industry must have the “it factor;” an image, a gimmick so to speak, a distinguishing appeal that puts their music and voice to the forefront of "Hot 97" and beyond. For award winning Indie Music Revolutionary Mvstermind, the result is achieved with a very distinctive formula. All of his equations, theories and algorithms on creating EPIC music are innately derived, not from studies of big whig hype machines, but literally from his core; his musical genius, soul and faith. 
After building on the tremendous success of his single ‘Mali Moolah’, the video for which was featured on BET Jams and Fuse FM, St. Louis native Mvstermind adds clout to the Complex nod as a rising musician to watch with his highly anticipated release Cusp EP. After a three year hiatus from his previous project A.D.D. (Artistically Day Dreaming), Mvstermind perfects his art on Cusp EP by delivering music embedded with a spirituality and consciousness that reflect his integrity as a young black millennial navigating the music world.
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He’s commanded the crowds, sharing stages with Chance The Rapper, Travis Scott, Oddisee, Ab-Soul, G-Eazy, and attended festival such as A3C, SXSW, Brooklyn's Beastie Boy Tribute show, MCA Day and much more. A modern day renaissance man, Mvstermind dons the titles of producer, rapper and sound engineer with much humility. Mvstermind’s musical sound is hard to categorize, fusing elements of soul, electronica, hip hop, trap and much more to create his very unique sound. With the whole city of St. Louis behind him after winning “Artist of the Year” at the St. Louis Underground Music Awards January 2017, the future is limitless for Mvstermind as he transforms from a regional household name to national in 2017.
 
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CUSP EP

by Mvstermind

All tracks produced, recorded, and eginereed by Mvstermind.

Press

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"Mali Moolah" ON BET

Mastermind's new Single Mali Moolah broke out and garnered national attention immediately with the likes of BET Jams. For the past Month, it's been in heavy rotation with major recording artist. 

 

Mali Moolah has a combined of 35k+ Views (Vevo &Facebook)

Mali Moolah on "FUse" 

New artist Mvstermind, who hails from St. Louis, stands out in a sea of fiery bangers with his groovy "Mali Moolah" track. Turn this one up in your car during a long road trip, in a smoking session with your girl or at a kickback with friends.          -- Bianca Gracie (FM's DOPE $H!T)
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COmplex Mag

Complex Magazine Mentioned Mvstermind on one of STL's Top artist to look out for, including his collective "MME" Stating that they are “anxiously waiting for what’s to come of the St. Louis collective.”

 

 

Twiter Pressence

Yes, Mvstermind has only 2.5k followers, but the difference is, he has active followers. Who engage in RT's and Likes. They spread the message. With every ounce of good news his presence continues to rally support towards the mission on the platform. Also, with his recent verified blue check he's gaining more followers than ever before!  

 

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SAINT LOUIS REPRESENTER

-- Slumfest 2016 Best Hip Hop Artist 

-- Chosen to represent Red Bull Bass Camp in Detroit

-- Sold Out the Demo 2/26

-- Riverfront Times Hip-Hop Artist of year  & Best Hip-Hop Group (MME)

-- Delux Magazine -- 2016 Top Rising Independent Artist

2016 was the Year of Muhammad Austin in St. Louis. The MC, writer, producer, and scene leader performs in the hip hop group, M.M.E., and solo as Mvstermind. When I first heard “Ain’t No Water in the Water Tower” off Austin’s newest and most stellar release, Cusp, I thought, “This is a real STL rapper.” It’s not my St. Louis story he’s telling, it’s his, and it’s the story of many kids who grew up on the North Side. Passion, talent, and potential are creating the perfect storm within Mvstermind. Come help him sell out Old Rock House on Saturday. The show also features LOOPRAT and Anthony Lucius. -- Jess Luther - I Went to a Show
Photo Credit: Rj Hartbeck

Photo Credit: Rj Hartbeck

 

20k Miles oF INDEPENDENT TOURING

MME, Mvstermind's former team of creative and talented rapper & artists never had a manager, nor a tour manager during their previous tours. Just a collective of hard working artists determined to get to a destination who they took matters in their own hands. Spring 2015 - Spring 2016 MME worked together and delegated tasks, reaching out to venues, documenting merchandise sales, configuring travel arrangements etc. to ensure the best of travels. MME's nation trekking helped them build a strong support system from their fan base, that in return financially backed the team during their travels. 

 
 
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 I THINK YOU CAN CALL THIS A TOUR

This tour marked MME's first official multi-city tour. Starting the midwest, traveling to Texas for SXSW for a Showcase with Run The Jewels/Saint Louis Native DJ Trackstar, from there they headed over to Denver, the three show stint in Colorado had a huge impact on the music scene, MME sold out of merchandise while in Denver Colorado. While out in New Mexico, MME received a phone call about a show opportunity in Los Angeles, although low on funds, they changed gps routes, and started a go-fund me rising and extra $700 for gas an travel fees. The "I think you can call this a tour" Tour set the bar high for MME, with funds raised by supporters, and the money accumulated on the tour MME managed to break even by six dollars, huge feat for independent bands. 

 

THE “I THINK YOU CAN CALL THIS A TOUR” TOUR

 

MARCH 13th - St.Louis, MO -- ETHER 13

The Blank Space - 2847 Cherokee St.

MME, Dj Ifugginroq, DIOP, AZN, SPACEKIZZ  

 

March 19th - Lawrence, KS

Jackpot Music Hall - 943 Massachusetts St.

MME, Hill Mob, DXCT

 

MARCH 20th - Kansas City, MO - Get Tickets Here

The Riot Room - 4048 Broadway, KCMO 64111

MME, Loogey, Two4One, Stunn, Negro Scoe, Reece

 

March 21st - Austin, TX

La Barbecue (SXSW) - 902 E. Cesar Chavez

All Day

Free

MME, Fashawn, Dee-1, Iman Omari, Earth Gang, Statik Selektah, Exile +

 

MARCH 26th - Colorado Springs, CO

The Flux Capacitor - 3530 N Chelton Loop

MME, Tanya Morgan, Corina Corina, DJ Halo, Bullheaded, Barely Free

 

MARCH 27th - Denver, CO

The Lonely House - 900 S. Jason St

MME, Barely Free, Big Heart

 

March 28th  - Denver, CO

The Seventh Circle Music Collective - 2935 W 7th Ave

$5 Admission

MME, Barely Free, The Dorms, Chase Ambler, Saustro ATFL

 

MARCH 31st - Santa Fe, NM

The Skylight

MME, Rill, Sky Figure

 

April 2nd -- Los Angeles, CA

Carbon LA

MME, Hugh Augustine The MC, Twiz The Beat Pro

 

April 8th -- Atlanta, GA

Agnes Scott College (Spring Fling week)

MME, Dj Xavier Blk, Dj Thrice Grove

 

 

 
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BLACK MATTER LIVES TOUR

This tour picked back where the collective previously left.  With the climate in Saint Louis and the nation being thick after the death of Mike Brown, MME decided that they would name the their upcoming tour "Black Matter Lives Tour" Stating that, black lives matter, and even with all of the killings going on, we will continue to live strong and boldly, forever, as art, as memories, as black matter in the universe would. Smart move on MME's part, they used the platform to spread awareness about social issues. Bringing a whole new meaning to the musicians phrase "Hands Up", MME would have the entire venue paying tribute to those who have fallen unjustly before us.  The platform was in full effect, even a venue in Lawrence Kansas City had "Black Matter Live tour" posted outside in bright lights. With the previous tour, MME  had built up a large fan base in Denver, so large that the city rallied together and requested MME as the supporting act at for nationally Known rapper Curren$y. With over 600 fans jam packed in the Cervantes Masterpiece Ball room, the venue was sold out. 

 

August 22nd -- Sauget, Illinois "Pops" Night Club"

MME, Tony Walker, Ciej, Con, Mvstermind

 

September 11th -- Columbia, Missouri --

ME, Jon Writer, Nams Homeless, BZERK

17 N 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201

 

September 12th -- University of Illinois --

401 Monsanto Ave, Sauget, IL 62201

ME, Jon Writer, Nams Homeless, BZERK

 

September 13th -- Peoria -- RAIL II

2702 W Farmington Rd 61604 Peoria, IL, US

 

-- September 16th -- Gabes IOWA City, IA

330 E Washington St

 

 

September 26th -- Denver, Colorado

Cervantes Masterpiece BallRoom

2635 Welton St, Denver, CO 80205

MME, Curren$y, Flight School, 

 
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THE MME TOUR

Early 2016 MME had planned to take a break from touring, but they were being constantly hit up to come back to cities to perform. Starting off with a three day stint in Denver, dates were quickly requested as MME Announced. 

March 4th -- Decatur Illinois

Milliken University

MME X Looprat

 

March 10th --  Chicago, IL

Township

MME, Highness, Bonnalang, Khori4

 

March 11th - Milwaukee:

Riverwest Public House

MME, Highness, Bonnalang, Khori4

 

March 14th - Indianapolis, IN

The Hoosier Dome

MME, Ejaz, Pope, Duke Rell

 

March 21nd - Springfield, MO

Outland Bar

MME, Jamsie, Nic Danger, 

 

April 10th -- Kansas City

The Riot Room --- 

MME, Loogey, La France, Tiny The Wavemaker

 

April 20th -- MALL LIFE 4/20 SECRETE POP UP SHOW

3719 s jefferson, Saint Louis, Mo

 

April 22nd --- MOLTING -w/ Ejaz & Curta

Backspace -- 900 S. Jason,  Denver, Colorado

 

April 23rd --- Stay Up Saturdays W/ Sypda Tec

608 E 13th Ave, Denver, Colorado

 

April 24th --  Lab W/ CRL CRRLL

The Medowlark - 2701 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado 80205


Upcoming Festival

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Mvstermind's team is currently working on putting together a late summer/fall 2017 tour which will start post Loufest!

Meditate Meditate Elevate Studios

With Mvstermind receiving a notice that the 2,000 dollars that he garnered up selling his music would not be enough in order for him to enroll in his Junior Year at Loyola University, he didn't fret...or panic, he took that money and bought his first studio set up. Fast forward five years later and that setup has been transformed into a full blown studio as music and money has been made. It was no surprise when the self taught musician taught himself how to mix and master, just as he taught himself how to produce at the age of 12. Fast forward years later and "Meditate Meditate Elevate Studios" has it's hands in major projects through the city and even nationally. Mvstermind's work is known for his creativity with composing compositions. As he feels that "having the beat and lyrics completed are at times less than 50% of the song", he works diligently to present and craft ideas as a tangible art experience, taking the terms Producer to it's proper level, even if he didn't produce the actual music you can hear Mvstermind creative signature. Meditate Meditate Elevate Studio, has already left "Mvstermind's" creative signature in the music industry and has goals of taking to the top.  

Musical Releases

Mvstermind, has executive produced over 11+ full length and distributed projects.  Peep samples of his accoladed work below: 

Mvstermind Greets STL Uplate's Eric Christensin. 

Mvstermind Greets STL Uplate's Eric Christensin. 

 

SAINT LOUIS PRESSENCE

Mvstermind's roots in the music started in Saint Louis. For the past 6 years he's been working diligently with his team MME to stamp a flag to bring back focus on the Saint Louis music scene nationally and show the many talents that Missouri has to offer. Not only is MME undeviating with their craft, they also pride themselves on pursuing goals and dreams no matter how much it may differs from society's norms. Mvstermind is seconds away from becoming a household name. Mvstermind and his team has paid their dues, and aligned themselves with some of the biggest influences in Saint Louis, gaining national notoriety. Mvstermind's diverse style has championed the smallest of venues, to the largest festivals across town.  

 
 
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Venues: 

Old Rock House, The Pageant, Blank Space, 2720 Cherokee, Lemp Brewery, The Fubar, Ciceros, The Pulitzer, Timechaser, Empire, Cherookee Street Fest, Cinco De Mayo Fest, Saint Louis History Museum, The Biliken Club, Plush, The Ready Room, The Demo, The Grove Fest, Bootleg, Atomic Cowboy, The Mad Magician, Pops, Off Broadway. 333 N. Beaumont. The Gramophone. Traxx. Saint Louis Downtown public library.  

MVSTERMIND WITH FELLOW STL CREATIVES & ARTISTS AFTER HIS HISTORIC FIRST HIP HOP SHOW AT THE NEW CONCERT VENUE DELMAR HALL ON OCTOBER 21, 2016.

MVSTERMIND WITH FELLOW STL CREATIVES & ARTISTS AFTER HIS HISTORIC FIRST HIP HOP SHOW AT THE NEW CONCERT VENUE DELMAR HALL ON OCTOBER 21, 2016.


Saint Louis Acolades: 

 

Saint Louis Underground Music Awards: 

-- 2017 Artist of the Year - Mvstermind

-- 2017 Best Video - Mvstermind "Mali Moolah"

-- 2013 Best Video - MME

-- 2015 Best Group - MME

Riverfront Times: 

- Riverfront Times - Top Things to Love About STL

-  Riverfront Times Best Musical Act St. Louis 2014

-  Riverfront Times Best Hip-Hop Group 2015  - MME

MISC: 

STL Today 2015 Rising Stars. 

Deluxe Magazine Top 6 Independent Artist 2016


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COmpanies: 

LOUFEST, ALIVE MAGAZINE, RIVERFRONT TIMES, STL CURATOR, GO MAGAZINE, SHAFTLY, RED BULL STL, TECH ARTISTA, HOPSHOP, REGEN, TUCCI EVENTS, SAINT LOUIS AMERICAN, GOSTL MAGAZINE, STL MAG, MISSOURI LIFE, SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM RGG EDU, ONSTL, MARMOSET MUSIC, LIFTED, LAST IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE, STRANGE DONUTS, MUSIC RECORD SHOP, LOUIS QUARTORZE, LEGACY, PULITZER, TUNESPEAK, EI Institue, FREEDOM ARTS FACILITY,FARFETCHED, d0314. 

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