What’s up everyone, my name is Musa Reems. I’m a 20-year-old mc from the West side of Chicago
44 4’s is your latest single.. What inspired this song?
I had this concept in my mind for a long time. You guessed it, I say “for” 44 times. I was really inspired by Jay Z’s 22 Two’s. I study a lot of golden era hip-hop and have started to realize the sound I want to create and 44 4’s, in my opinion, is the perfect introduction to what I’m trying to grow into with my next project.
You released Lately I’ve Been Sol Searching 3 months ago and this week you are dropping LIBBS2. What can we expect differently going into part 2?
The last project had concepts, but it was very punchline based. This projectI’lll have a lot more storytelling. Expect bars and a lot of versatility. I tried to step out of my comfort zone for LIBSS2.
Why did you decide to do a 2 part series and not an album?
I have an album coming out called Where The Sun Never Rises. Lately I’ve been Sol Searching and Lately I’ve Been Sol Searching 2 are going to tie into Where The Sun Never Rises. Sol = Sun in Latin. Also, Where The Sun Never Rises is also about being from a part of the city where a lot of people think there’s nothing but negativity. They don’t necessarily see the bright lights. I wanted to portray this through my own eyes. Yeah, there might be certain things that look different from the outside of my city, but at the end of the day, i’m always going to be Chicago.
A producer we constantly see on your music is Curbside Jones. How important he has been in your artistic journey?
He has been very important. I used to be in this group called Children of I.L.L.I.O.S. and when we were coming up in the city a few years ago, he reached out to us because he liked what we had been doing and wanted to send us beats. The group ended up going to college and we all went on our separate paths, however, Curb and I stuck in contact.
When the talks of LIBSS came about, Curbside sent me some beats, but at the time, I was making different music with Another Dos(e) and Not With Gang. It took me a little bit of time then to figure out a sound with the beats he sent me, but once I found my sound, it all took off from there.
Can we expect more Theinjuredparty music?
Right now it’s in the works. I’m just trying to be as versatile as possible. Theinjuredparty is a completely different sound and thought process for me. I like it though because it helps me with cadences and songwriting.
You’re pretty young, but have a very soulful, ‘real new york hip-hop sound’. What artists really inspired you growing up?
It’s funny that you say New York too because I guess you could say New York hiphop changed my life. I went on an 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. and my history teacher showed me MF Doom Special Herbs. I remember I would freestyle over Special Herbs. I then got Ready To Die and that album is like the perfect foundation to study for someone who is trying to get into rap. From that, I got into Big L, Sean Price, Black Thought, and Mobb Deep.
With a few years under your belt now, this could be a big year for you. What is one thing you want to accomplish in 2018?
By the end of summer, I want to have a few headlining shows here in Chicago. I want to stay persistent and release a couple of projects. I also want to expand and collaborate with others in the city and have fun with it.