Up and coming rapper representing the Pasadena, CA area, Mic Rocca rebranded himself after ripping stages apart with his past stage name M.I.C.
Mic Rocca released “So Liva” and this single had us hyped the instance we heard it. It had this west coast flare to the production of the beat. A good representation of Mic Rocca’s background. The delivery and flow were insane! It was laid-back with light-hearted aggression to give it that right push on emphasis. The melody in the hook reminded me of the OG’s in hip-hop. As a big hip-hop head, I loved the lyrical element provided to “So Liva”. It showcased the raw authenticity that’s still presented in the culture of hip-hop. Mic Rocca doesn’t shy away from being a true lyricist that’s individual to his story and thoughts. “So Liva” was a classic rap song that gave you a true California swag feeling with a bonafide delivery and tone that the generational lovers of hip-hop will love.
Check out "So Liva" here and read more below in our exclusive interview!
Welcome to BuzzMusic Mic Rocca! What encouraged you to rebrand your artist name? What’s the story behind it?
I’ve always looked at myself as more than just a rapper, I consider myself a business entity. Every business needs rebranding and touched up every now and then. I was actually close to giving up, but rebranding myself brought the passion of music back into my life, it gave me something to be excited about again.Let’s talk a bit about your influences!
Who in particular would you say inspires you the most as an rapper?
Jay-Z, I’ve been a fan of that guy since “The Dynasty”. Attended many of his shows, purchased countless records. Not only has he influenced me as an artist but also as a businessman. I’ve smoked cigars at the 40/40 and I remember when Dusse was Armadale.
In what ways has your environment impacted your music? We noticed a west-coast flare in “So Liva” so we had to ask!
My environment is a little different from the typical west-coast environment you see in the movies, flooded with gang activity and oppression. I’m from Pasadena, a suburb of LA. Every city has their bad parts, but growing up in Pasadena I had a chance. All the chances given is combined in my music, to show people there are other ways to get it, besides just rapping or getting some street cred from one of the homies that can really careless about your success. You could rap, but add some more hustles to it, start acting, open up a store or start a clothing line, I’m tryna get it from all angles, just like a lot of the wealthy folks that come from my environment.
What’s the meaning behind “So Liva”? How does it represent you?
“So Liva” is a mixture of “Saliva” which is spitting, at the same time, I’m “So much more live” than my competition. I created this song to say “ yo I make mainstream tracks but I can spit that lyrical shit too” lol it represents me in so many ways, the best way is to say “Don’t sleep on me” don’t think for one second because I’m singing on the hook I can’t flame you lyrically. I could be conscious or mainstream.
What’s next for you Mic Rocca?
More new music, please look out for my videos. New clothing line. Performances...please PULL UP to my shows whenever you see me in your city!
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