Our exclusive interview with Kilo M.O.E

Our discovery today will make our whole day and will make us start our day on the right foot. In a sad period, a little musical hope is demanded; a sunny moment that will make us disconnect from reality is everything we crave for. If you are looking for that too, you are in the right place. 

Kilo M.O.E started his musical journey soon after ending his long lived successful career as a personal trainer and body builder.

Maurice Jones also known by his stage name Kilo M.O.E has become a highly praised independent artist with rising nationwide recognition.

Kilo M.O.E. goes hard with the intense trip of “Watch What Ya Say (Feat Hecdakid)”. A tremendous confidence pours through the whole of the track. They embrace 90s hardcore rap, from the sparse yet muscular rhythm to the ominous melody that helps to center the track. By far though the true highlight comes from their incredible vocals, whose cadence recalls a bit of DMX’s intensity right at the peak of his powers. Akin to him, they too delve into darker impulses with every single word chosen with the utmost of care, making sure it cuts right to the very bone.

Kilo M.O.E is known for delivering hard hitting lyrics that are conveyed with precision, over experimental, unconventional production that borrows different aspects from a wide gamut of genres and influences. He makes it his aim to not only inspire people with his music, but to use it as a conduit to proclaim a message that will revolutionize an entire generation.

We had the pleasure to discuss with Kilo M.O.E. ,discover our interview with him right now:

1- Great to have you on Billboard HipHop. Please, introduce yourself?

I am Kilo M.O.E... Thats MOE for "Money Over Everything".. I coined that phrase in 1996.. I thought Id throw that out there simply because its commonplace for people to throw that phrase around.

Since ageism in hip hop is a thing for whatever reason alot of older rap artists like myself dont like to necessarily throw dates around. But I coined that phrase in my earlier pen in response to hearing 2pac say "Money over bitches".. Id say "Nooooo its Money Over EVERYTHING". So it stuck. Ive always been M.O.E. Thats been my Pen name since the 80s. I been around the block a few times.

I come from everywhere. Ive never lived anywhere longer than 5 or 6 years. So I hate the "where you from" question. OR "what you rep".. To me its so corny and One dimensional. But thats who I AM.

2- What got you into music and made you realize that it was your chosen path?

Same ole question same ole thing. But for those here on your platform Ive gotten into music mostly because I have older brothers and sisters. They always had records. Always were up on the latest dances and songs. My parents pretty much were the same. My family is from Baltimore. Music and style is what we do.

My brother in the early 80s was into the hip hop thing early early. Back when it was still cool to hear somebody bust out a freestyle. When We were still intrigued by it. He got into Dj'in in like '82. We moved to Germany and he got the Turn Tables and all that so as a young boy Id ask a bunch of questions and try to learn. In between all that we were break dancing and addicted to watching Beat Street. It was like being bitten by the bug. There is literally no point in my life hip hop wasnt there. 

From that early period I just always kept it even til Today. Alot of people complain about how much it changed and to some extent I have my own complaints but I always need to see whos new, whos gonna blow up next, and whats poppin. Even if its just a peak in.

3- Tell us about your new Album. And what’s the story behind it?

The New Album is gonna be called "Ole Pierpont"... In light of all thats going on in the economy. The general economy, the music economy, and the street economy I just want to throw some darts at that. They used to call JP Morgan Ole Pierpont and in many ways I identify with Him. My relationship with my father is very similar and such and my history of solid investment.

Going all the way back to the streets I never did things like everyone else. I always seen things from the "House" perspective. This album i'll dig into that in some abstract sense and splash my energy all over it. I own a label imprint O.M.G Entertainent, inc. which we've just Hit our 9th year! Its exciting mostly because I built O.M.G Entertainment to do exactly what its doing and directly in line with the streaming companies. We've been Merlin Members since 2015. We did all of this digital stuff early.

4- What makes your music unique? How would you describe it?

My music is unique simply because my approach to arrangement. I dont look for whats been done already to guide my pen. I dont attempt to elevate someone elses Idea of what "real hip hop" is or none of that. I rhyme syllables, do Double, Triple, and quadruple entendre's.

I push the limits of the english language in order for words to bend space and time. Phrases mean what you thought it meant when you heard it.

I describe it as an experience of flying through the matrix. In and out. It should make you feel strange when you hear it. Should make you ask "wtf just happened". I dont make music for basic minds. I make it for MY mind.

5- What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?

BE Unapologetically yourself and promote The whole hell out of it. Monetize everything and dont listen to people telling you exactly what to do. Find YOUR way to make a living. If what someone tells you dont lead to at the ver least a minimal value proposition for yourself its more than likely going to lead you down a rabbit hole of an end game that we've all seen time and time again.

6- Who are your biggest musical influences? And any particular artist/band you would like to collaborate with in the future?

Its so many. Hip Hop wise its LL, Wu tang, Ghostface and Raekwon, Mobb deep, Ice cube, South Central Cartel. Snoop and Dre. 60s and 70s rock. Zepplin, Skynard, Kiss. Zz top. Pop music, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins. Soul sounds of the old. The Manhattans, Zapp, Renee and Angela, Shalamar. Earth, Wind, and Fire. Yo. Its deep. None in Paticular.

I like to make dope sounds and create. At this point of my career I just want to link with folks and make magic!

7- If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?

I ain really deep. I just have alot of thoughts on my mind and the basic day to day that bothers you bothers me as well.

This is the frustration you may think you hear. It might feel like an assualt on YOU at times. But beleive me Im talking to me too. We in this together!

8- What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?

Whats next is bigger acquisitions and mergers. More platforms. Bigger releases. Im shooting at least five visuals for this upcoming project.