Exclusive Interview with Maverick Christ

So Maverick, tell us a little about yourself, where your from? When did you first become interested in music? When did you start rapping?

I was born in Harlem New York on the lower eastside and moved to Atlanta, GA when I was 7. We stayed in Atlanta for a while then moved back to New York for some time then finally settled in Atlanta for good. I grew up in my teen years all over Ga from the eastside of Atlanta to college park to decatur then later in the suburbs of the southside I definitely learned some important things and had very colorful experiences everywhere. Being from New York as a kid I naturally grew up on east coast hip hop. I remember watching shows like Rap City the Basement, watching artist like Jay-Z, Nas,  Wu-Tang, DMX and the Ruff Ryders doing freestyles and all the early 90's shit in my grandma's apt in Manhattan. 6 years old rapping the lyrics and just soaking everything in around me. I didn't even start rapping myself until about 16 when I wrote my first verse and recorded it at some friends studio in Atlanta. I always wrote I guess you can say poetry and really just memoirs of things going on around me good and bad as long as I could remember being able to read and write lol. 

Whose music did you grow up on?

I grew up on such a large variety of music from r&b, hip hop, and rock. But honestly nothing too specific. It ranged from Aaliyah, R.Kelly, Jay-Z, Nas, Wu-Tang, Nirvana, N.E.R.D and Pharell's solo stuff, allot of 80's rock Guns and Roses, Aerosmith, Hall and Oates, Micheal Jackson, like all over the place at different times through my life of course.  

When it comes to your lyrics, what motivates/inspires you?

In my lyrics I try to keep them as true to life as possible. Real situations Ive been in, my perspective based off of my personal struggles. I want anyone who's listening to be able to feel a vibe and relate to that feeling. Whether its motivation to help you through whatever your trying to overcome or accomplish. Life and the changes and decisions I make inspire me to let people know hey I've definitely been where your at whether that be physically and emotionally and there is a way up. I just want to show people that way with everything the universe is showing me. 

What do you look for in beats you’re selecting?

In my beats I try to look for production that has a vibe and feeling to it. It has to blend perfectly with my voice inner and outer. Whether its ambient spacely  strings over a trap 808 or a dope melodic piano rhythm with a punchy bass line and a slow bpm it just has to sound different and match my zone. Airy dreamy type shit from another planet. 

What do you consider your biggest accomplishment?

My biggest accomplishment would def be putting out my first 2 EP's and going to perform in Austin Texas during SXSW 2016. Def an awesome moment going to perform outside of my city with not much material out doing everything straight indie.  

Favorite movie ? and why?

Favorite movie would definitely have to be the first Matrix. It had a super deep meaning behind it that was way ahead of its time for when it came out. The hidden messages behind how that movie mimicked our own reality and what we think is reality. I def learned allot watching that movie for the first time, and especially later when I understood it more. Theres a huge audience online that debate and still converse about it you should search it. I can talk all day about it but that for another discussion lol. 

Besides music what other hobbies do you have? Please tell me about your typical day

As far as hobbies I'm a big gamer. I play Halo heavy, big Street Fighter fan, Resident Evil, really all the new games that come out. I play them all. Try to keep up with E3 and all the latest in the game world. Low Key Nerd for that... lol. I also skateboard too. I don't do it as heavy as I used too in high school but I def hop on as much as possible and shred up a bit. Ill play tennis and basketball from time to time as well. I like to stay pretty active. Typical day for me would def be writing and recording some new energy thats flowing into my brain. In my studio creating a new piece of art whether it be the music, ideas for a project, drawing up designs, and answering and sending e-mails lol. Getting out a bit on the board with friends in the city and skating around. At points throughout the day ill def have some photoshoots set up to put out some visuals for the people, then definitely hitting up a good food spot in the city maybe Felini's Pizza, or Fox Bro's.  

Whats the best piece of advice that has been ever given to you?

The best piece of advice given to me is that knowing is stronger than just believing. 

How does it feel when you perform live? Describe your live performance

Performing live feels delightfully indescribable. Getting to share something you believe in so much and something you worked on so hard for a few people, a hundred people or a million people is amazing. My live performance is full of emotion and energy, I make sure you can feel every word, I make sure you can feel the energy and the spirit of the music. I give all of myself and let my soul become apart of the crowd.  

What are your thoughts on how things are going in the music industry right now?

I feel the music industry is in a very awkward place right now. Theres allot going on as far as labels VS the internet, a whole different sound even thats changing how we view rap, and so many new things and platforms changing the game. The people are still trying to tie all the platforms together but no one has any control anymore. Which to me is a good thing. Indie artist like Chance can get mainstream commercial corporations to fuck with him based off of his awareness and he can use that to build whatever infrastructure he wants and thats dope. The radio isn't going anywhere right now, and the old ways of seeing new artist straight through the labels aren't going anywhere right now but the internet can compete now and thats open source. As far as quality of the music goes thats where it gets fucked up because now even the cow shit is shown with the gold and theres just a lot more cow shit then gold. So its harder for the people to find the gold and to shed light on the gold out here so they just show and hear whatever they come across as popular not necessarily good quality and unique.  

What are your plans for longevity in this business of music?

My plans for longevity is pretty simple keep the quality high, and continue to innovate and create new palettes for people to enjoy. Keep bringing something different and bringing some type of vision to make things better for people and make people happy. If I can continue to do that ill be here forever. Ill create a legacy.  

If you could work with one person who would it be?

If it was one person id like to work with hmmm? Im sorry I have to at least pick 2 for this one.. They'd be Pharrell and Kanye. I feel like they are both creative geniuses that scoped allot of what we hear and will hear and see today in the culture in general. I'd def like to get in the studio with them and vibe out.   

Thank you very much for your time Maverick. Anything else you want to add? How can your fans get in contact with you?

I have a very extremely rare dope project I'm about to release called "I Will Never Fail You" which will be my first full length project coming soon. The official single from the project called "Did A Mission" will also be dropping in a few weeks time so be on the look out for that. It will def shake up the globe. Follow me on Twitter @maverickchrist, Instagram @maverickworld and make sure you go to my website www.maverickworldmusic.com and subscribe to get all the new releases and new things to come.  

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