MME is DIY Hip-Hop Fueled by St. Louis Pride

Lyrique (Jermarco Britton)

I make music because... when I was beginning my journey in life I always felt different among the other children. I always had difficulty capturing Pokemon and really had no interest in being among the top ranks of trainers across the globe. So, I focused my energy elsewhere to find purpose. Of course my family treated me like an outcast because they couldn't understand my lack of interest and efficiency in battling but I've come to see that what they felt was best for me had nothing to do with my actual contribution to the world. Wait, wait, in all seriousness though. My grandfather instilled in me a passion for music when I was very young. Constantly flipping records in his vinyl player I soon began to emulate the voices I heard projected and haven't turned back since.

I'm most inspired by the world around me and how complex its workings are because of its absolute simplicity in contrast to the rest of the universe. My approach has always been less is more. To me that is beautiful. I get inspired by what feels good, by what hurts and most importantly, by what makes no sense. Like, I can shift myself to understanding through song. At least, that's what I've based my existence around.

The St. Louis music scene could use... a quart of professionalism, a teaspoon of class with a pint of originality. Someone with an easy bake oven. Set that stove to 375 degrees for extra assurance and let it bake. Hopefully what comes out is the recipe for greatness.

What I like most about St. Louis is... that we have the potential to be the next mecca of sorts within various fields in the states.

The best post-show food in St. Louis is... Steak 'n Shake. Cheap and always open. Perfect for us since we're always getting out of shows in the middle of the night. Even though we had to sever ties with Steak 'n' Shake one fateful night because the cops decided to indeed harass us for no legitimate reason. But it's all good though, I still have faith in the Saint Louis Police Department. Yeah, no, not really.

Click through for Leo Q. Davis, the group's resident saxophonist.

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Blank Space

2847 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO

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