Get to know: MCXI


We recently chopped it up with Detroit artist MCXI about who he is, what he represents, and more. Check out the full Q&A below and be sure to follow his movement

Explain who you are for those who may not know

I am MCXI a metro Detroit hip-hop artist. The name is pronounced (M C X I) and it is a roman numeral representation of a date that changed my life.

What do you do?

I am an upcoming hip-hip lyricist, rapper, songwriter, and artist.

How long have you been doing it?

At the age of fourteen, I encountered a mutual friend who introduced me to my first ever studio experience. Immediately, I fell in love with the experience even just in observing what roles certain people have and the creativity behind what each individual was doing.


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Where you from?

Metro-Detroit, Michigan

What was it like growing up there?

There is a misconception of the metro-Detroit area, however I still view it as an opportunistic area to live, and am extremely grateful for growing up in that environment.

Where do you find your motivation?

Growing up in a single parent home, things weren’t as easy for me in comparison to the people I was surrounded by. Because those circumstances were different, I used that to fuel me and be the leading motivational factor in pursuing a music career.

Who are your influences? 

At a very early age I was introduced to the works of the late and greats like the Notorious BIG and Tupac Shakur. Although, being born in the 90’s I grew up on a lot of the early music that came in the 2000’s. ex. (Lil Wayne, Eminem, 50 Cent)

What are you working on?

Currently, I am working on building a brand by expanding my fan base as much as possible.

What’s next for you? 

I am constantly working on new music and staying in the studio as much as possible. I will be releasing more music soon and will be focusing on putting together and EP.

Anything else you would like to say?

I am always looking out for local artists within my genre to open up for. I also want to thank everyone who is supportive of me and my music.

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