MYNI-MONDAYS: MYNATURE – “AROUND WE GO” TAKEN FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM
When artists warn you to watch out for a specific new MC, you know something special is about to happen.
DJ SEMTEX (1XTRA)
He’s about to do it!!
SHORTEE BLITZ (KISS 100)
Mynature (pronounced miniature) already knows what its like to be a star. In my ends I¹m already a star, everybody knows me. You cant walk through the area and not know who Mynature is! – Born and raised in Woolwich South East London Mynature has acquired local fame as much through his rap skills as he has from his time spent hustling in the streets.
Mynature burst onto the scene when he started his Myni-Mondays series which saw him release a video every week for 9 weeks in the run up to Christmas to critical acclaim. The Myni-Mondays series saw him secure roughly 200,000 Youtube views in 9 weeks, whilst the likes of SEMTEX (1Xtra), SHORTEE BLITZ (Kiss), 279 (Choice FM), ANGUS BATEY (Guardian newspaper) and more tipped him as one to watch in 2012.
Now Mynature is releasing the third single ‘Around We Go’ from his album It’s My Nature, which will be free to download from the end of August 2012.
Around We Go is the most autobiographical of records from Mynature so far. It sees Mynature reflect back on his life addressing past mistake and dramas.
As well as Mynatures exquisite wordplay, flows and delivery what separates Mynature from most rappers is his brutal honesty. Whilst he is willing to speak about the truth of prison in his songs and show his fans that the crime wasn¹t worth the time. He paints a picture of the horror of jail ‘Now I’m in a cell, somewhere banged up in jail, the toilets in the middle of the room living is hell’; this is in stark comparison to his peers who glorify being incarcerated.
I’ve been to jail! I’ve been arrested! I¹’ve been in the streets and I’ve been shot at! So I don’t need to glorify that stuff! It’s not cool. As I said in my song ‘I was being dumb, now using plastic bottles and bed sheets to blot the sun’ I had the wrong mindset. So in my music for me to say I’m invincible or prison is a holiday would be a lie. Yeah I can ride a bird easily but it’s not a nice place to be.
The chorus Around and Around We Go is based on being in the exercise yard. ‘everyday all you can do is walk around and around the yard. It’s the same shit every day. But that’s like life, people in relationships have the same arguments everyday, people in the streets trying to get out of the streets but don’t know how so end up doing the same crap everyday to get money, so its like being behind the wall. A lack of freedom. Going around and around in a circle!’
All of this is spat through Mynature‘s now signature wordplay and sing song choruses. Produced by Efexx of Unstoppable Music Group the emotive keys and strings serve to highlight the points the Mynature makes through his rhymes whilst the bouncing infectious drum beat forces a subconscious head nod.
To view the video for Around We Go; click the following link: http://youtu.be/Wzyx4CofQU0 BIOG ‘My life has been a movie!’ he says. and he’s not wrong. Having pursued his rap dreams whilst hustling on the streets Mynature found himself getting his first radio plays from DJ 279 whilst serving a 6 year prison sentence. Unable to capitalise off of the exposure he received due to his incarceration Mynature decided that he was going to turn his life around. Whilst in prison his older brother passed away from an unexpected heart attack. Mynature was released for the funeral but was unable to comfort his grieving mother as he was taken back into custody as soon as the funeral was over.
Upon his release Mynature went to work at a barber shop. One afternoon unknown figures from his past decided to come after Mynature. Whilst cutting hair at the front of the shop they opened fire on him spraying the shop with bullets. ‘It’s a miracle I wasn’t hit, I just took it as a sign that I¹m meant to fulfil my destiny in music.
Leaving the hustling behind him, Mynature decided to dedicate his time completely to music. Hooking up with Dot Rotten. The two became close and began working on a Mynature album with Dot Rotten on production. Dot Rotten managed to secure himself a record deal and with his commitments to touring Mynatures project was never finished. Unperturbed Mynature began recording with different producers but didn’t really have the strong material that matched his skills as a rapper. That was until he met Efexx.
Efexx introduced Mynature to his manager Bilionaireben who quickly signed him to Unstoppable Music Group, the production company he had set up with Efexx. The rest as they say is history.