Mvstermind

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. A born “Show Me State” resident hailing from both U. City, the North & South side’s of St. Louis, his talented musical approach is more displayed in his fan appeal and local accolades than bragged about in his songs, even though he was recently listed by Complex Magazine as one of “2016 Artists to Watch.”. He’s commanded the crowds, sharing stages with Chance The Rapper, Travis Scott, Oddisee, Ab-Soul, G-Eazy, 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. His musical sound is hard to categorize, fusing elements of soul, electronica, hip hop, trap and much more to create his very unique sound. Mvstermind’s lyrical content is far from the run of the mill 8 bars glamorizing superficiality and materialisms. As the Leader of the Hip-Hop Collective MME, together they've transcended boundaries of DIY, from pop up shows, creative guerrilla marketing, to independent album packaging and distribution. Together the collective of MME has over 20+ thousand miles in independent touring racked up and doesn't plan on stopping there. Mvstermind literally sees sounds, scenarios and visions on what and how to create music and write powerful prose-like poetry positioned on the track. Whether it’s the creation of the Ferguson (Michael Brown) protest anthem “OPFERGUSON WAVE2,” or recalling his family’s will to rise above strain in “Mo-Ham the Stegasaurus Rex,” or the theme of scientific calculations and attracting generational wealth for the community, like found in his latest single “Mali Moolah”, Mvstermind has the divine gift to touch a listener’s soul in the most sonically capturing but unobtrusive ways. With this year slated for continued success just after the final leg of his tour with collective MME ending in April, there is literally no stopping destiny for Mvstermind. So long as there’s a will, way and a dream, the future is all his.

 

 
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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 2k 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

-- 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

Missouri Life Magazine (May Edition) Where Mvstermind Talks about being self Sufficient off of Musical Endeavors. 

Missouri Life Magazine (May Edition) Where Mvstermind Talks about being self Sufficient off of Musical Endeavors. 

Mali Moolah PUBLIC PREMIER

Mvstermind Teamed up with local guerrilla marketing Team "Cruz Control" to public premier "Mali Moolah" The two came up with the idea to create an old School "Safe" symbolizing the worth that Mvstermind talks about in his song. The two built the safe from scratch and strategically documented the process, giving the viewers on social media anticipation, they didn't know what was being built. Once they assembled the safe, which included a projector and TV Screen, together they took it to two locations premiering it the public. The supporters took to the movement getting #MALIMOOLAH to trend in Saint Louis, the mission was accomplished. Using the same creativity that brought the song to life, Mvstermind and Cruz Control single handedly brought the video to the attention of Saint Louis, ricocheting nationally. 

 
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Pop UP VIDEO PREMIER

Mvstermind and Cruz Control used the word of mouth, and social media strategy to spread the video premier locations. People came out tweeted, snap chatted, instragram, etc Leading to Mali Moolah to Trend. 

cherokee Street Premier

cherokee Street Premier

TOWER GROVE PREMIER

TOWER GROVE PREMIER

After Mali Moolah's initial premier in St.Louis, Mvstermind's single about manifesting black wealth then went on to premier on networks such as BET, MTV, and FUSE FM show Dope $h!t. Still to this day, Mvstermind's Mali Moolah video has been in heavy rotation on BET Jams, and Fuse FM. 

STUDY BREAKS & BEATS

Study Breaks & Beats is a program founded by Mvstermind, to teach the youth how to apply the fundamentals of creating music as applicable tactics in life's problem solving. As “Study Breaks & Beats” reaches other campuses and centers in the near future, Mvstermind has plans of employing other local producing/recording artists. This in essence serves as a means of providing a career path and sustainable income while keeping the fellow musician employed. A major perk of the future positions to be offered for artists, is that they can gain experience teaching and mentoring, and actually utilize and apply their skills, instead of starting off post college or mid career in a job that doesn't relate to their field of interest. Study Breaks & Beats puts the musician and producer right where they belong!

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Mvstermind Creates Curriculum for inner City students from ages 8-17 to learn how to Produce music. Teaches students the fundamentals of how to record, Engineer, compose positive music that can reflect their living situations yet at the same time bringing positivity into the situation.  STUDENTS WORK WITH PROGRAMS SUCH AS, FL STUDIO, REASON, PROTOOLS. in 2015 Mvstermind was contracted for the “Ferguson Commission” to compose a song with student that was presented the Department of Justice Ferguson report. The making of the story was featured on the national television (Nine network.)  Nine Network did a feature story on this program with the Baden Community Center Study Breaks and Beats Session. Muhammad Mvstermind Austin also Held a study breaks and beats Concert at Saint Louis University in conjunction with Red Bull featuring local Saint Louis Musicians.   The Goal is to take the study breaks and beats program up to the next level, and increase funding to keep fellow hard working artist EMPLOYED and the STudents in classrooms Learning. 

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ArtS SPeaks At Ferguson Comission

Nine network feature on Art Speaks Youth Summit

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Art Speaks

 

Photo Credit: Rj Hartbeck

Photo Credit: Rj Hartbeck

 

20k Miles oF INDEPENDENT TOURING

MME has never had a manager nor a tour manager, just a collective of hard working artist determined to get to a destination, so they took matters in their own hands. MME worked together and delegated tasks, reaching out to venues, documenting merchandise sales, configuring travel arrangements etc to ensure the best travels. MME's nation trekking helped them build a strong and support fan base, that in return finically 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

 
 
 

Recent Shows:

After the major success in releasing his latest single Mali Moolah this summer, Mvstermind has since then headlined a sold out show with major artist Dizzy Wright, hosted the launch party of Algorithms (A global resource hub for beatmakers & producers), gave a performance and beat set at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation's and FarFetched's First Friday's live music concert, and performed at a college festival for St. Louis college students. Mvstermind has a unique stage presence which quickly engages his audience and makes them instantly vibe along to his set.

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Live Footage:

Mvstermind performing xX Sad Boy Chronicles Xx live for STL Up Late December 2015. 

Mvstermind opening up for Dizzy Wright while performing an unreleased track SWAY with Naji Person in Springfield, Mo on August 26th, 2016.