M.i. 25, is a very multi-talented up and coming musician; “artist, MC, musician, producer, engineer, & mixer.” (Via http://mdoti.com/) Earlier this year M.i released ‘Coldplay Sessions’, a mixtape featuring 15 original samples of the mega rock group, and one of his biggest musical influences, Coldplay.
Why did you decide to do the ‘Coldplay Sessions?’
“I’ve been influenced by how well Coldplay can write songs & melodies/riffs. I don’t necessarily want to make music like them because Hip Hop is my #1 but some of my biggest influences are from different genres. The only reason I chose to do the ‘Coldplay Sessions’ is because they have an extensive catalog & they had so many songs I wanted to sample.”
He displays his versatility with singing and rapping, which can be contributed to the influence of legends like Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Lauryn Hill, & Nelly. “Nothing” speaks on the lack of content in the music industry. A few of my favorite tracks are “No Poem or Song” because of the catchy beat, and “Stoned” because of the different rhyme cadences he uses throughout the track.
How does your music differ from other up & coming artists?
“I have my own style that’s been developed since I was 14. I might have some of the same stories as up & coming rappers but I think I tell them different & from a different perspective. I think I’ll have some stories that haven’t been told over records also. I’m not going to make it a point to be ‘different.’ I’m just going to do my best to make good music. I think the music has & will speak for itself.”
Download ‘Coldplay Sessions’ Here