Mula The Pisces is a rising rapper and poet whose music tells a story of resilience, growth, and hope. In this interview, Mula shares his journey from being in and out of incarceration to becoming a serious musician. He also talks about his upcoming projects and the messages he hopes to spread through his music.
Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how it has influenced your music?
A: I grew up in San Francisco and went to high school in Oakland, so I got the best of both worlds. But it wasn’t easy. The 90s and 2000s were a rough time, especially for people of color like me. I spent most of my life in and out of juvenile hall, CYA, and county jail, and by the age of 20, I was on my way to prison. During this time, writing poems and music became my therapy and one of the only things that helped me keep my sanity. My experiences have shaped me into the person I am today, and they definitely show up in my music.
Q: What inspired you to pursue music more seriously?
A: After being released from prison at the end of 2014, my focus shifted from music towards getting off parole. But in 2020, I could no longer ignore my love for music, so I started to take my craft seriously. I recorded my first video “Essential” in March 2020, but then the pandemic hit and everything shut down. But through resilience and networking, I was able to find a team of artists and engineers to collaborate with. Since then, I’ve been able to work with big names like Rick Ross and Rich The Kid, and I’m excited to share my music with the world.
Q: Can you tell us about your upcoming projects?
A: I have two projects that I’m currently working on. The first one is called “blm,” which stands for “Black Lives Matter.” The song is about waking up as a Black man, which is not a choice, and how our skin shouldn’t be a crime. I think it’s important to bring awareness to the culture and the struggles that Black people face every day. The second project is called “DREAMZ.” It’s about people who are going through things that are stopping them from reaching their full potential. We often tell each other to be strong and persevere without actually addressing the root of the problem. “DREAMZ” is a song that aims to help people realize that it’s okay to seek help and that they’re not alone.
Q: How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard it before?
A: My music is unique and diverse to what’s out right now. It’s a mix of rap, poetry, and spoken word. I like to tell stories in my music, and my experiences definitely influence the messages I want to share. But at the same time, I think my music has an international appeal. It’s not just for people who have gone through the same experiences as me; it’s for anyone who has faced adversity and wants to overcome it.
Q: What message do you hope people take away from your music?
A: I hope people feel inspired and empowered by my music. I want them to know that they’re not alone and that it’s okay to seek help when they need it. I also hope to spread awareness about the issues that are affecting our communities, such as racism, inequality, and mental health. I want to make music that people can relate to and that can help them get through tough times.
Mula The Pisces is a true inspiration and a testament to the power of resilience and perseverance.