Elliot Montanez
Elliot Montanez
10 Mar 2020

MLB Drippyy is an artist out of Chicago who I first got put onto about a month ago, and since that point, I have been a huge fan of him and have been raving to people that he has the potential to be the next big artist out of the city. He makes extremely ear-pleasing music and has even better material currently unreleased, not to mention he has received some major co-signs from the likes of Polo G & Roddy Ricch, so the sky is the limit for this young talent. You can read/watch this brand new interview below to learn about MLB Drippyy, be one of the first to get on his bandwagon because he isn’t too far away from stardom.

 

EM: You are originally from Alabama, what was it like growing up there?

MLB: It was different, very country. Everything was slow, it was hot as hell but it was fun though. I was getting in a lot of trouble but other than that it was cool, I was there for about three and a half years.

EM: At what point did you move back to Chicago & what does Chicago mean to you?

MLB: I moved back out here in 2015. Chicago means a lot to me, it’s a big city & there’s a lot of legends from here. Going on the path that I am going, I feel like I could be one of the next ones. I’m really from Kankakee though originally.

EM: Who or what first inspired you to start rapping?

MLB: I would say that I really inspired myself to be honest. I used to sing in church but as I got older I got away from that, getting in trouble & stuff, then my stories that I’d sing about started changing.

EM: What was the first album that you owned?

MLB: The first CD’s I ever owned was Plies & Boosie

EM: Who are some of your biggest influences musically?

MLB: Meek Mill & Boosie.

EM: When did you first start creating music & recording yourself?

MLB: The first time recording myself was on Mixcraft when I was about 12 or 13. I uploaded the song to Soundcloud + some of the homies in Alabama were fucking with it, so I ended up going to a real studio shortly after.

EM: I was wondering if you think different eras in Chicago rap or Chicago rappers influence your sound at all?

EM: I’ve noticed that there’s a lot of vulnerability in your music, you speak about struggles & adversities that you’ve had to overcome. Is that something that came easy to you or something you had to work at? Because that’s not a trait that many artists have/are comfortable speaking about.

EM: Do you have a favorite song that you’ve made so far? What stands out about the song?

MLB: Yeah my favorite song has to be “To Be Honest” and “Leave”. I like the songs because it’s the real me, I encourage people in my music even the ones that hurt me, I give it to them in honesty.

EM: What’s your favorite part about making music?

MLB: Everything, but mainly just sitting in the studio every day. When I am in the studio making music I don’t feel any pain, nothing. I can just lose a friend today and go to the studio tonight & it’s like it never happened.

EM: I noticed all the songs you have out right now, there’s a lot of instruments such as piano, guitars, and violins. What about those certain instruments attracts you toward them?

MLB: I think those instruments bring out the pain, a beat can start and the piano or violin will put you in instantly. Plus, it makes my melodies flow easier.

EM: How did you come up with the name MLB Drippyy?

EM: Are you working on any projects right now that you can speak about?

MLB: I’m actually working on an EP, we are looking to drop in March or April. I haven’t found a name for it yet but there’s some great songs on there.

EM: You’re a very versatile artists in terms of rapping and singing, do you prefer one to the other?

MLB: I prefer singing, people can relate to me more that way for sure.

EM: Are there any artists from Chicago that you want to work with in the future?

MLB: Polo G, Calboy, Zay, Durk

EM: What about some artists outside of Chicago?

MLB: Roddy Ricch, Meek Mill, Boosie

EM: What is some advice you would give to your younger self?

MLB: Don’t give up. All of the times people told you that you couldn’t do something, you can. Get the right people around you and put the work in, it can happen.

EM: Where do you see yourself in five years?

MLB: My team and I are going to be living great. Hopefully, within the next few years, I can be one of the biggest artists out. The next five, I should probably not even have to rap no more. Probably acting, starting my businesses and stuff like that.