Madman State is a London based artist who’s a musician, rapper, producer, actor and illustrator who’s known for his passion, eclectic style, and boundless energy. Madman State doesn’t just stick to one genre, he fuses together various styles including old school to hip hop and modern trap. Madman State isn’t afraid to experiment and has also mixed it up incorporating rock, soul and R&B influences. With an energetic and passionate delivery, Madman State is a standout in the current nu-wave trend in London.
Madman State dropped his record titled “Believe It Now”. Madman State is an illustrator, therefore he has a way of illustrating images, stories and a message for their listener. This unique skill he has was incorporated in “Believe It Now” as everything felt so transporting and atmospheric.
The lyrics were thought-provoking and hard-hitting, giving us themes of passion, and a contextual life story. Madman State is a rapper who can’t be compared to anybody else, instead, he remains in his own lane. Madman State knows how to significantly stand apart from other rappers due to his intricate delivery, and vocal resonance. “Believe It Now” was in a way, very motivating. The hook gave a nice melody for us to sing-a-long to. Madman State has what it takes to become an infatuating artist from London, representing a unique style and charismatic energy within his music.
Listen to "Believe It Now" here and get to know more about Madman State in our interview below!
Welcome to BuzzMusic Madman State! How has it been growing up in London? Who are some of your musical inspirations and in what ways have they inspired you?
Growing up in London has been a great experience and definitely given source to some inspirations of mine. Experiencing the birth of grime first hand as a teenager was very exciting and definitely inspirational in terms of how the UK scene evolved from there. Dizzee rascal and Giggs are two big UK influences. However I can't deny my American influences however, as they are definitely the ones who got me Into making music in the first place. The 90's hip hop has had a tremendous influence on me and you can definitely hear elements of it in my music. The later explosion in the 2010's of different kinds of hip hop definitely influenced my music including A$AP Rocky, Tyler the creator, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole amongst others. I also had a very big interest in Rock music (particularly the 90's and 00's) which inspired me to learn guitar which is quite prominent in my music. Bands that combine multi genre's in their music like N.E.R.D and also big influences.
Tell us about your record “Believe It Now”. What is the meaning behind it?
'Believe It Now' is a uplifting vibe celebrating the power of what we can achieve through self belief. I wanted to create a song which embraced my uniqueness and spread the message of being yourself 100% no matter what. In a world where it is so easy to compare ourselves to others all the time, I wanted to embrace the notion of being proud of who you are and whatever you may be passionate about.
In what ways does “Believe It Now” relate to your personal life?
'Believe It Now' relates to my personal life by how I always manage to remind myself that I have the ability to do whatever it is I desire. Like many people I've endured people telling me I can't do things, and I've always grown up with the mentality that that is wrong. There are so many possibilities in life and you'll never know what you can do unless you try. I always find happiness when I pursue whatever is it is I may feel ambitious to do.
What were some of the challenges you’ve faced in creating “Believe It Now”?
The process of creating 'Believe It Now' was quite an organic process. Not too many challenges apart from maybe clearing the sample but that wasn't that hard to be fair. In all honesty the process was quite a smooth one and I enjoyed it a lot.
What can we expect from you in the future?
You can definitely expect a lot more music coming from Madman State this year. I am also working on my own designed T shirt line. I will also be having my headline show in London by the end of this year, so watch out for that ! Many collaborations in the works. If you're an artist or producer, especially in the US give me a shout ! Always eager to work in new environments