Benue State rapper MGP, in a phone conversation with iRapChrist’s Jeremiah Ajiboye, shares some details about himself and his music, including the meaning and inspiration behind his name Machine Gun Preacher and his album -The Living Legend available June 10.
MGP also disclosed the driving force behind his music, what motivates him to do the Christian Hip Hop music, and how he felt of himself when he was not in the Christian Hip Hop lane.
The Benue State based rapper also mentioned Andy Mineo as someone who really inspires him, he listens to him on a daily. He also made a noteworthy mention of his Nigerian Colleagues – Gamie, Limoblaze, Boomsha, Spillz and others that he looks up to.
Listen to the Interview with MGP below.
MGP:Okay, actually the name came out of my ideology towards Christian Music when I just came into the faith. My intention is to actually speak the truth no matter how raw it is, or how bitter it might be to the hearts of some people, that’s why I gave myself that name.
MGP: I got saved before I started Christian Hip-hop Music, It’s been good.
MGP: Yes actually b,ut not professionally.
MGP: Actually, i knew I could do music, good music, I got saved, and I felt like using my talent to preach the gospel would actually help me a lot, and it’s actually what God wants me to do, I also listen to a lot of artists like Trip Lee, Lecrae, I was more about using my gifts for God, I felt less of myself when I look at these guys, I just had to do the right thing. using my gifts for God.
MGP: Internationally I’ll say Andy Mineo, he’s the guy I listen to unstoppably, I listen to him on a daily, then back in the country, I look up to Gamie, Limoblaze, Spillz, Boomsha, and a whole lot although they are my folks I give them the respect.
MGP: What I’m anticipating and really looking forward to is Unity, that’s how we can break borders.
MGP: Currently I’m unsigned, but I don’t know what the future holds and well possible I run my label, .
MGP: What inspired Your lane, it was actually from the heart, I was actually under pressure then, I left my work and then hit the studio, met my producer YungZil, so I literally did the song on the spot.
MGP: It’s about his eternal existence, Jesus is a Legend that’s not dead, not like the other legends Pharaohs, The Ancient Kings of the Roman Empire. So it’s all about his super legendary status.
1. LIVING LEGEND(INTRO)
2. ALIVE FT SHEYEE
3. YOUR LANE
4. WORK FT LIMOBLAZE X PHONTERA
5. AGAIN FT BETHEL
7. MOTIVATION FT ECHOW CLAY
8. PRICELESS FT OKEY SOKAY
9. LIKE THAT FT PHEROWSHUZ
10. JABULANI FT KOLE WILLIAMS
11. WAVE BOY FT SPILLZ
12. MIRAGE FT MAK DAVIS