Mvstermind

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Rising above Saint Louis is often hard to achieve; there’s either the lack of resources to help you succeed or the “crabs in the barrel” mentality stacked against you. For Saint Louis rapper and producer Mvstermind, he rises past the cusp of his city by embodying the “do for self” notion by learning to be musically self sufficient, and by sharing the little “wealth” (his creative resources) that he has with other musicians within the Saint Louis creative scene. Surrounded by music his whole life Mvstermind first explored his love of music at the age of 11 when his father brought home a demo version of FL Studios. From there, Mvstermind began producing for local artists, but shying away from the spotlight despite his natural talent. It wasn't until 2009 that Mvstermind mustered up the confidence to step into the spotlight when he became the head of the Saint Louis music collective MME. From there Mvstermind and MME took off, touring over 20,000 miles independently, performing at festivals such as A3C, SXSW, and Brooklyn’s MCA Day, as well as opening up for artists such as Travis Scott, Chance the Rapper, G-Eazy, and Curren$y until the collectives end in 2016.  

With the release of “Mali Moolah”, a song about manifesting wealth and self worth, Mvstermind received national attention after his music video debuted on BET Jams, MTV, and Fuse Fm’s Dope Sh!t. In 2016 Mvstermind debuted his first Ep titled “Cusp” and reinforced Mvstermind’s self sufficient attitude with the Ep being self produced, mixed, recorded, and mastered all by Mvstermind himself. From there on out Mvstermind’s notoriety in the industry and the city of Saint Louis began to rise as he was named an artist to watch by Complex and HipHopDX in 2016, performed on the main stage of Saint Louis festival Loufest, and also won ‘Artist of the Year’ in January 2017 at the Saint Louis Underground Music Awards which highlighted how Mvstermind is truly co-signed by the people of his hometown. Mvstermind is ready to dive head first and push past the CUSP with his highly anticipated upcoming releases. Consider “Cusp EP” the prelude to Mvstermind’s fully curated artistry. Mvstermind’s new music will deliver his refined sound which he likes to call “retro futurism Hip Hop”. Expect Mvstermind’s new music (exhibited on his latest release Minute Plan) to take elements from the past, bring them to the present, and confidently transition them into the future by fusing elements of soul, electronica, trap and much more to create his very unique sound.


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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 50k+ 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 3k 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. 

 

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SAINT LOUIS REPRESENTER

-- Selected to Perform on Main Stage for Loufest 2017

- First Hip-Hop Artist At Delmar Hall

-- 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- Mvstermind's Old Collective)

 

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. -- Jess Luther - I Went to a Show
 Photo Credit: Rj Hartbeck

Photo Credit: Rj Hartbeck

 

20k Miles oF INDEPENDENT TOURING

In the days of MME, Mvstermind's former team of creatives didn't had a manager, nor a tour manager during their previous tours. Instead, it was just a collective of hard working artists who they took matters in their own hands. From 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 all while encompassing over twenty thousand miles of touring in one year. 

 
 
 

Recent Festivals

SOLELY, Mvstermind has graced the Main Stages of Loufest and A3C in 2017. At Loufest Mvstermind performed for his largest crowd to date with over 6,000+ attendees. 

 
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Performances:

 Mvstermind Greets STL Uplate's Eric Christensin.

Mvstermind Greets STL Uplate's Eric Christensin.

 

SAINT LOUIS PRESSENCE

Mvstermind's roots in the music business started in Saint Louis. For the past 6 years he's been working diligently to stamp a flag and to bring back the focus on the Saint Louis's music scene nationally. Mvstermind prides himself on pursuing his goals and dreams no matter how much it may differs from society's norms or despite a lack of resources. Mvstermind is seconds away from becoming a household name not just regionally but nationally. Mvstermind's diverse style has championed the smallest of venues, to the largest festivals across town, along with cover stories in the top Saint Louis publications such as Alive Magazine and STL Magazine.

 
 
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Venues: 

Delmar Hall, Old Rock House, The Pageant, Blank Space, 2720 Cherokee, Lemp Brewery, The Fubar, Ciceros, The Pulitzer, Timechaser, Empire, Cherokee 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 Mvstermind's worked with: 

SQUARESPACE, A3C, 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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