Mynlessme Believes In Attitude
At the tender age of 14, Faga Timote got his hands on rapper Eminem’s album from a friend that would begin his passion for rap. Better known by his stage name, Mynlessme grew up in Suva with his parents and four siblings.
Winner of last year’s first ever Hip Hop Award at the Fiji Performing Rights Association Music Awards alongside J-Deuce and Mr Grin, Mynlessme has definitely come a long way.
“I actually grew up with country music, music grabbed me because it excited my mind and I was into art as well so the blend was perfect for me,” said the Rotuman native.
After listening to the raw and fresh style of Eminem’s rapping he started taking notes and writing his own songs.
“I was fortunate enough to be part of a local rap group called Brown Street Boys and we were able to work on our craft.”
It was a matter of time before his group (BSB) crossed path with local rapper Sammy G and his crew. He’s been performing in the local music scene since 2008.
His three big hits include “Simon Says” featuring Mr Grin, “Stir it up” with J-Deuce and Mr Grin, and “Stay High” with Nemoney. He’s also part of the Taki Mai Squad (TMS).
He’s performed at clubs like Traps, O’Reilly’s, Onyx, Dragon, amongst others. He also performed at the Corona Music Fest, Fest Napuan in Vanuatu in 2015 and the Tagimoucia Music fest.
“I don’t think I’ve faced problems so severe enough to change my interest in music, I guess it’s because of my lack of expectation.”
Mynlessme doesn’t do music because of recognition but because he loves doing it and the recognition is a bonus along with the fans.
“My greatest inspiration is my mom and she is the epitome of hard work and sacrifices and my biggest supporters are my family and friends,” he said.
Mynlessme is based in Nadi and is currently working with rapper Nemoney on three projects that will be released at a later date.
His advice to all upcoming artists out there is to work hard and make a name for themselves, stay humble always and keep learning.