Saint Louis born rapper, producer, and songwriter Muhammad “Mvstermind” Austin is gearing up to become a household name come 2018. Surrounded by music his whole life Mvstermind first explored his love of music on his own at the age of 11 when his father (a musician and manager) brought home a demo version of FL Studios for Mvstermind to try out. From there Mvstermind began crafting but staying behind the scenes producing for other artists and playfully rapping. It wasn't until 2009 that Mvstermind began to take his rapping skills seriously 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 collective’s end in 2016.
In May 2016, Mvstermind released his breakout video to his single called “Mali Moolah” (a song about manifesting wealth and self worth) which debuted on BET Jams, MTV, and Fuse Fm’s Dope Sh!t. October 2016, Mvstermind’s first Ep titled “Cusp” debuted 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, and also won Artist of the Year in January 2017 at the Saint Louis Underground Music Awards which shows his co-sign by the people of his home city.
Fresh off the Main Stage at Loufest and A3C this year, Mvstermind is ready to dive in 2018 and push past the CUSP. Consider ‘Cusp” the prelude to Mvstermind’s fully curated artistry; Taking time to perfect his craft in 2017, Mvstermind is now back with what he calls his true introduction to who he truly is as an artist with his new single “Halal”. Halal is a single that can inspire one to turn up and be present, while also being awaken to turn down societal injustices such as police brutality. Expect more music from Mvstermind, production and songwriting placements with other artists, as well as touring as Mvstermind carves his own path into the music industry with his bare hands.