Featured artist: Merc The Phoenix – Plan In Motion
As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Merc The Phoenix from Killeen to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…
Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Merc The Phoenix! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?
Merc The Phoenix: Well i grew up listening to my father play oldschool music every sunday. I still remember back in high school having friends and other guys beat box, tap on the cafeteria lunch tables making beats and rapping. Then once i did my first main song called How Many which was the song that got us invited to atlanta with Loud Ent. I was hooked. Till this day its my form of therapy.
The best advice i was given was, really a statement. I was told back in the early 2000's if you want to record everyday, then how about you get your own studio? Since then i started with the programs garage band, to sonar, to having almost every version of protools. Which has giving me unlimited axcess and freedom to create anything at anytime when i feel inspired to get in the studio.
What about concerts? Do you play live?
Yes, i do live concerts and shows. I still remember the first show i performed at was in atlanta georga, My crew and I was invited by Loud Ent.to travel from Texas and open up for Triple Six Mafia. Soon after we were opening up for TI, and Little FliP. these were the times before they began having their beef.
Best punchline you ever wrote?
Always have a plan, if you dont plan you have already planned to fail. So, whatever plan you do have put your "Plan In Motion".