It is an honor and privilege to introduce to you this week's Millennial feature. Some of you may know him by the name "P Moe" or "Perignon" but in this community, he's known as The Millennial Lyrical Genius. This title has been assigned to PMoe because of his profound and unique ability to create art through the form of rapping. I would even go so far as to say that he is the Pablo Picasso of this rap generation.
Prior to this article, we had the opportunity to speak offline with PMoe ask a few questions. In this post, we will be sharing the questions we asked and The Millennial Lyrical Genius's responses.
Q. How did you come up with the name "PMoe?"
A. " I created the name “PMoe” simply from my original name, I took the “P” of my first name and the “Moe” sound in my last name."
Q. What inspired you to become a rapper?
A. "Ever since the 3rd grade, I started putting words together and finding words that rhyme with each other. Since then, I’ve always had fun freestyling with my boys. We use to freestyle during every lunch period in middle and high school. And in the 7th and 8th grade I was even apart of Bangtown Productions and Recordings, which was an "on the go studio" that came to our after-school programs and taught us how to record and all that. Bangtown productions showed us how to explore our creativity, write and record our own music, produce professional-quality albums and improve our confidence and self-esteem. Bangtown played a huge role in my development as an artist.
My senior year of high school was when I really started getting more into rapping. It was while my boy Jacob and I was freestyling. I remember him saying “ N***a you better get in the booth and quit playing” and I told him “If I start rapping forreal, I’m not stopping,” At the time, I said it jokingly but that was the moment I really started working on my craft."
Q. Tell us a little about your story and what inspires you to do what you do?
A. "Living in a small city full of crime and hate, the main thing that made me start and keeps me going is the fact that I know we can be on the same level as places like Atlanta, Texas and even California within all aspects of entrepreneurship but we must first be willing to come together as a community. And I believe apart of my role in this city is to be one of the people to help make this happen and bring us all together through rapping. I believe it takes all of us and this includes people we call family and our peers we grew up and more. Plus I know we can change the outlook people have on Flint if we come together and execute. With that being said, I'm here to remind everyone that as a city we are a family and we have to stick together because the only people that will take care of us, IS US!
Also, I honestly feel like if the right person hears my messages through my songs, as well as hearing the aspects of my Key to the Streetz Family through their own words, it will breakdown a door for our people to have a light on my city.
My uncle and pops are legends (Bootleg and Ghetto E of the Dayton Family) of Flint hip-hop, so I know that type of level of success can be topped and is well beyond achievable for me and my people. And with my words, I'm going to be a leader and I will accept the position as our millennial innovator and role model to my people and to people around the world."
As we can see "The Millennial Lyrical Genius" is more than a Lyricist. He is also a Leader, who is on a personal mission to be an agent of change and bring life back to his city.
This young rapper is certainly on his way and making his mark as he goes. We believe in him and we are excited to see what the future has in store for this young gifted artist.
For more information on K2SG Pmoe, you can find him on Instagram @k2sgpmoe__, Facebook @K2SGPMoe, Youtube @K2SGPMoe
and even iTunes @K2SGPMoe where you can find his latest album "All facts: Honorable Mention."
Thanks for tuning into this week's feature on the Millennial Movement Showcase!