#GMTU – Where did your stage name originate from?
MCELLUS @BlackHoodiRecor – It actually has two meanings: 1) Mo-Sell-Us 2) it was the nick name of my grandfather RIP Marcelus “the real MCELLUS” Crawford
#GMTU – What genre do you consider your music to be?
MCELLUS – Midwest speedy/Crunk/Party/Storytelling/Nintendocore
#GMTU – Who are some of your major influences?
MCELLUS – My family, my crew, my life, videogames, famous people in history, my favorite musicians and fictional characters
#GMTU – What inspired you to begin creating music?
MCELLUS – lol right when eminem was came out. me and my friends were all like 12 and we decided to have a battle rap party. I won one out of two tournaments we had. then it just progressed from there
#GMTU – Have you performed live? If yes what was one of your most memorable experiences from it?
MCELLUS – hell yea I love it. funniest one was when these older ladies were screaming “fuck me baby” off stage. and when I met the yin yang twins and stayed at this fly resort in traverse city
#GMTU – What are the main topics or themes for most of your songs?
MCELLUS – It varies. I talk about life, sex, and tell short stories about creative stuff like being a monster or an animal or a alien
#GMTU – How has your music evolved since you began making music?
MCELLUS – i have developed alot of different ways to rhyme. better sound quality and beats. I gotta team behind me. My cds look better. my business has also improved. My shows are more and more crazy
#GMTU – What has been your biggest challenge with your music?
MCELLUS – balancing music,friends/family,work, relationships, and health (I am a diabetic)
#GMTU – What advice would you give someone who wants to get into music?
MCELLUS – Be serious otherwise you are wasting your time. learn from everyone. Always improve business. Dont be afraid to try something different
#GMTU – Any last words?
MCELLUS – I aint dead lol yea add my record company www.youtube.com/blackhoodi im always willing to callabo. got 2 new mixtapes and a solo album coming out featuring King Gordy, Cognito, Liquid Assassin