Trapped In The Nap Radio 7 Artist Spotlight "MWK DA GOAT"

  

Trapped In The Nap Radio 7 Artist Spotlight "MWK DA GOAT"

MWK Da Goat formerly known as (J Fame Da MWK) is a American hip hop artist from Indianapolis, IN. MWK grew up all over Indianapolis but spent his most pivotal years on the gritty east side of Indianapolis better known as Naptown or as MWK calls it the Circle City. MWK started his musical journey at the age of 4. But it wasn't until he was 8 years of age did he fall in love with the art of hip hop. He attempted to record his first song on a karaoke machine at 9 years old titled "Station Boy 4 Life". A song about growing up in his hood "3600" off of Station St. At 12 MWK released his first official mixtape titled "J DUBB" which was his name at that time. Though it was a raw project, people seen the potential. This led to his first taste of the stage. Where MWK known as "J Dubb" brought the house down. By 15 MWK was recognized as a up and coming artist. But as MWK's music career ascended his home life was crumbling. His grandmother passed away after a long battle with multiple illnesses. This hit MWK hard, his grandmother was the first person to ever hear him rap and encouraged him to pursue his dream without fear. This led MWK down a dark path. His grandmother was his compass between good and evil and without her. The latter won out. For the next couple of years MWK put hip hop on the back burner and focused on helping his mother who was suffering from severe depression amongst other mental health issues. His efforts led him into the streets, where he lost many close friends and learned about life the hard way. After a failed college basketball stint MWK moved to Brooklyn, New York. That's where he really learned about the cultural side of hip hop and what it meant to be a real artist in this game. Words and lessons that MWK has guided his career by til this day. At the age of 20 he returned to Indianapolis, IN with a new style and new approach to the game. Upon that return he ran back into more bad news. One of his closest friends was locked up on a drug charge and lost everything MWK left to him to manage. This includes his home and vehicle. So MWK was basically homeless bouncing hotel to hotel hustling just to stay alive. Then he ran into a man named Stephen Harrison, who today is a famous Tik Tok Influencer. They instantly hit it off as friends and Stephen even opened his home to MWK. Stephen heard MWK's music and instantly was intrigued. So he contacted his brother Dorian who at the time was active President of PBC Ent. For the next couple of years MWK experienced gradual success, due to his solid team. After awhile egos and other factors broke the group up. MWK signed with multiple other labels and rap teams over the years, dropping what some would call classic mixtapes throughout. Due to the ever growing prices for recording, artwork and other media, MWK picked up some other skills to cut cost. He was already a natural when it came to art, so he transferred that ability to graphic design. After a year of freelance work he started his own company named MWK GraphX, where he creates astonishing pieces for multiple artist and companies alike. He also learned how to engineer, due to the fact he didn't like how most studio engineers didn't truly care about his content or anyone else's for that matter. So he started "Home Bass Studios" where he provides high quality production for a low quality price in Indianapolis, IN. With his multitude of bad label experiences he decided to start his own. This vision turned into 9 Milli Musik Ent. and Tha League Of LegendZ Music Group. Though the artist he discovered had the ability. The ventures never quite reached the heights he desired. Today MWK is a father of 5 beautiful children and married to his beautiful wife. While balancing fatherhood, husband duties, and music he still manages to pump out quality music on a regular basis. He also dived into the YouTube circuit with his own game show titled "Bars Breakdown" and his podcast that he and his manager produce titled "Keep It A Bean". Though MWK has had a long journey it's far from over. His plans go far beyond just the realms of hip hop, reaching to social injustice and world hunger amongst other more pressing worldly issues. In the words of MWK "Hardwork and dedication are the pillars to success. Failure is a just a sign of perseverance. Don't give up."


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