“Milwaukee is crazy right now. The city overall we love it, it’s our home. It’s where we got our life experiences and made us who we are … The music scene is hot in the city right now. We’re ready to take it over the top.”

Check out the interview with M&R Bang exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
M&R Bang: We began in Milwaukee and formed in 2009. We all come from musical background, from family members and the close people around us.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
We believe videos are the best exposure, getting seen and giving the world a glimpse of you. Also social media these days word can spread pretty fast. Just be consistent and never stop. If it’s quality it’ll be seen.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
To be great, remembered, and timeless. We wanna do what no other group has ever done. Our goal is to bring classic after classic. We want longevity. We’re determined to stay. Mark these words.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Work ethic has to be there. If you can’t work hard and be consistent this isn’t for you. Also, be ready to take chances and fail countless of times because nothing happens overnight.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Milwaukee is crazy right now. The city overall we love it, it’s our home. It’s where we got our life experiences and made us who we are. Where we’re from, the north side, is probably where you see the most poverty, drug dealings, and shootings. The music scene is hot in the city right now. We’re ready to take it over the top.

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Work hard, believe in your talents, and don’t give up when it gets tough. You’ll shine in the end.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Rapping for Big Boi (Outkast) a few years back, he loved it. Definitely a moment we knew this was our calling.

What is your inspiration?
Life experiences, speaking for people who don’t have a voice, bringing back music that you can play from front to back without skipping a song. We wanna change the music world. We’re inspired by only the greats.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
If the work ethic’s there. There must be something unique about the individual. Success for a moment isn’t useful; no one wants to be remembered as fly by night artist.

Where can we find you on social media?
Facebook: @MAndRBANGMilwaukee
Twitter: @M_and_R_bang
Soundcloud: @user-141264307

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