Courtesy of Frank151, Jen Diaz & Moruf.
Meet Moruf, Rapper/Musician out of NJ. This energetic MC intends to spread his Garden State of Mind for those ready to listen. The multi-driven, college-bound artist catches your attention with his infectious energy, his lyrics and his crew, Jersey Klan. Read on…
My name is… Moruf pronounced (Mo-roof). If you’re wondering, yes I’m African. Nigeria Stand Up! BONG!
And you might know me because... I put words together over beats. Check out my projects including The Prelude, Garden State of Mind, Ready2Live, SwC, JerseyKlan.
The best thing about what I do is… There are no limits with music. You can do just about anything you want to do and say just about anything you want to say. Mix genres. If i wanted to rap over a Celine Dion song I could. Who said I cant? Ghostface raps over straight oldies. The vocals and all, haha. The beauty in that is awesome.
And the worst part is… People will easily put you in a box as a rapper and look at you as just that. People love to label. There is more to me than just that and people understand that when they listen to my music.
The most addictive thing in my life right now is… Hahaha hmm… I’m not even going say some wild ish moms may read. But my new addiction is now “TempleRun” on iPhone. I’m addicted. The crazy thing about it is, I don’t even have an iPhone so I just hold people’s iPhones I know for hostage and burn their battery as I attempt to reach one million points haha.
More people should know that... I love music, not just hiphop or rap but music. Anita, Marvin, Sampa, Bobby Hutherson, Thundercat, Roy Ayers, Fela Kuti, Little Dragon, Jesse Boykins, Toro y Moi, Zhane, to name a few. I am a fan of good sounds not just one genre. I’m shook to watch MJ’s Thriller dolo… Don’t judge me. #Thuglife. I can cook my ass off. Breakfast/lunch/dinner I does this! Growing up with three sisters I had no choice. Holla at me, I make a killer pasta alfredo, cheaa! Come to my next show I’ll bring a dish, haha.
I always notice when… To leave a situation alone. When the energy ain’t right, I’m not meant to be in the equation any longer. Good vibes keep me going.
It’ll always be in style to… To wash yo ass. That never gets old brotha!
But never... To not wash your ass. Being clean is important to me, ha.
Someone from the past who will never forget me is… My ex lovers. That seems like such the cool thing to say.
Something I will never understand is
… Why they raise the toll up to 50 cent. Come on Jersey, haha.
The best thing about where I live is… Umm everything is right next to each other: My school, job, and the train station to the city. Makes life so much easier. Burnetts sells the ill catfish dish. Waavy! Haha.
And when you come here, you should check out… Hing Hing Chinese store on Chancellor Ave. Chicken wings legendary. As well as QBG babershop on the same block. I’ve been going there for about 20 years.They always kept me lined up. Got my first job there sweeping hair, rapping for customers, haha.
You haven’t lived until... You Harlem shaked in Harlem.
If … I would be in Med School becoming a doctor, miserably everything would be different..
The best frank advice I ever got was… Always have fun. Enjoy what you do. Don’t depend on anyone but yourself. Your life is in your hands. Do you. Don’t wait on ninjas to give hand outs. Wake up every morning thankful. Keep yourself around positive people. Good energy keeps the world spinning… Oh and eat broccoli! Cheea!