“Hurt people hurt people so it’s up to us to heal the parts of ourselves that need healing”Mauzy Music
Discover Mauzy Music as we discuss his latest project A Little Love, showing love, going viral and more.
We could all use a little more love, that’s how 27-year-old Atlanta based rapper, singer, songwriter Mauzy Music feels and from this feeling his third LP, A Little Love was created. On the 10-track album Mauzy goes through highs and lows as he examines his need for more love. “In these recent years I’ve given a lot of thought as to what I want to be remembered by and what I should be contributing to the world, so I started looking within,” Mauzy stated when asked about the inspiration behind A Little Love. “The inspiration came at a time when I needed a little love myself and I realized the huge lack of love there was in the world and it all kind of came together,” he continued.
Mauzy has fun on songs like “Good Vibrations” and “Rotation” while on songs like “Real Love” and “Because I Love You” he gets vulnerable. But, it’s standout track “Pray For Me” that sums up A Little Love’s message in its entirety. “Why is the world the way it is? Everyday feel like we’re losing our way so I get on my knees and I pray again,” Mauzy sings. Mauzy believes we should be loving others more but that we can only truly do that when we love ourselves first.
“I think we exude more love by firstly loving ourselves. If you don’t properly show up for yourself then it makes you incapable to show up for others. Hurt people hurt people so it’s up to us to heal the parts of ourselves that need healing and then you can pour into others properly.”
Mauzy would describe his music as music that “provokes several thoughts and emotions” and when you listen to him you know that this is true. In 2020, Mauzy went viral hitting over 4 million views when he did a freestyle on High Off Life over Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks” instrumental. In the freestyle Mauzy rapped about the controversial topic of religion and received high praise for his impeccable flow. Watch the viral moment below.
Mauzy Music has come along way from making music at the lunch table in middle school where his music journey began. From his 2018 project Bombs: Been on My Bs to his 2020 LP The Six Man and now 2023’s A Little Love, one thing for sure is that Mauzy’s music always eats. As for what’s next on Mauzy Music’s menu, a new project titled “Free Game” is coming at the end of this year. You can also see Mauzy devour the stage in Atlanta, GA at the After Summer Ends music festival, October 14.
Read Mauzy Music’s interview below.
Everything GOOD: When did you start writing and recording music?
Mauzy Music: I started making music in middle school when all the kids use to beat on the lunch tables at school.
Have you always wanted to be an artist or was there a time you planned on pursuing a different career?
I used to draw really well and was actually accepted into my high school based on my artistic abilities. I thought I would be a tattoo artist or something having to do with art.
How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard it before?
I would describe it as feel good, universal, music that provokes several thoughts and emotions.
What inspired your latest project, A Little Love?
In these recent years I’ve given a lot of thought as to what I want to be remembered by and what I should be contributing to the world, so I started looking within. The inspiration came at a time when I needed a little love myself and I realized the huge lack of love there was in the world and it all kind of came together.
How do you think we all can show each other a little more love on a daily basis and how does love show up in your life everyday?
I think we exude more love by firstly loving ourselves. If you don’t properly show up for yourself then it makes you incapable to show up for others. Hurt people hurt people so it’s up to us to heal the parts of ourselves that need healing and then you can pour into others properly.
What’s your favorite Mauzy Music song and why?
I think my favorite song that I’ve released is “Pray For Me” just because of the message. It embodies the message of the project but uptempo enough to play in the club.
What has been the most difficult part of navigating the music business?
The most difficult part of the industry has been navigating the people who only wish to use talent and serve their own selfish agendas. It can be a cold business and I’ve seen it chew people up and spit them out or even turn people into completely different individuals.
Your High Off Life freestyle went viral not only because of your talent but because of its controversial subject matter. What inspired that freestyle and were you overwhelmed with the response it received?
My High Off Life freestyle was literally just inspired by the beat as most of my music is. The love was unexpected and definitely a little overwhelming. To receive all that attention at once was a lot but I’m definitely grateful it happened.
What have you learned in 2023 that you’re taking into 2024?
2023 has taught me to take the business part of the music business more seriously if I want to take everything to the next level.
What can we expect next from Mauzy Music?
You can expect way more music from me in the next year and only God knows where it’ll take me.
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