Meet MXN, the upcoming music artist making waves in the industry with his unique blend of hip-hop and his cross-genre influences. Born in South Bend, Indiana, but currently calling Los Angeles home, MXN has been in the industry for a commendable seven years.
MXN’s music is a distinctive fusion of emotions and narratives that encapsulates his life experiences, making each track a vivid journey through his world. With influences ranging from rap to indie rock to EDM, MXN is forging a path that diverges from the standard genre lines. What makes his music even more captivating is the creative autonomy he exerts over his projects. As the producer, engineer, and performer, each piece carries a piece of his essence, making it genuinely original.
MXN, a passionate advocate for independent music, has been inspired by Mac Miller’s ability to encapsulate his emotions into his songs. This inspiration can be seen reflected in his music that strikes a chord with listeners. Some of his notable milestones include working with industry titans like Big Germ, Landspeed, Lord D’Andre, and 423KidK. He has also charted in Austria with a song called “Selfish,” which he collaborated on with 423KidK.
His latest musical venture is an EP with 423KidK titled “Unchained Melodies,” where each track features his production and engineering skills, presenting listeners with a unique vibe. His solo project, “Ascend,” is also slated for release near the end of July/August, which he promises will showcase his finest work to date after three years in the making.
MXN’s most cherished track is “goodbye.”, a song inspired by a soulful sample he discovered while living in Texas. He describes it as a poignant reflection of a lonesome period in his life, marked by the end of a long-distance relationship and the onset of the Covid lockdown. Notable lines such as “Stuck in heavy traffic but you the only one in my lane” and “got a better place to stay can’t say I feel the same” echo his personal journey through solitude and longing. The song, released in November 2021, is a testament to his growth and resilience.
MXN envisions his future thriving independently from his music, providing for himself and his loved ones through his art. His advice for aspiring artists rings true to his journey: start immediately, be authentic, and remain undeterred by negativity.
A dream collaboration would be with Akon and Nelly, artists who’ve significantly influenced his musical journey. He also hopes to work with Lil Wayne, T-Pain, and Clairo, who he believes could synergize to create a dynamic mix of cool bars and chill vibes.
MXN’s recording process is a testament to his laid-back approach to music. He describes the ideal vibe as locking himself in his room, crafting a beat with a drink and some incense burning, and then recording over the track, free of judgment in his home studio.
MXN’s artistic journey is one of independence, resilience, and passion. His upcoming release, “Ascend,” promises to be a testament to his growth and a beacon for his future in the music industry. A true original, MXN is an artist to watch, his music a unique fusion of genres that resonate with listeners on a deeply personal level. Whether it’s a party vibe or a melancholy tune, there’s a bit of MXN’s music for everyone. Keep an eye out for this rising star and his upcoming project; his artistic journey is one you won’t want to miss.