Rising rapper M3lo Capone opens up about growing up in Chicago and working hard to make his mark in the music industry. “I’ve dealt with losing friends at a young age, crooked cops, you name it. As I’ve grown older and wiser, “I’ve realized how lucky and blessed I am to have made it to the age of 22. All in all, it has made me the man I am today; the reason behind my wisdom and trauma.”
M3lo is an independent artist but hopes to sign with a record label soon. He looks forward to the resources that will follow from being locked into a good deal. For now, the up-and-coming artist is doing well – his current single “Popstar” has garnered over 180k views in two weeks, and he’s about to release two music videos ("Turnover, "I Won't Go".) M3lo admits that one ofthe biggest challenges of being an independent artist is not having a budget – therefore everything comes out of his pocket. Another challenge the rapper faces is having to find connections on his own.
Speaking of, M3lo mentions Lil Baby as being someone he would like to work with. He talked about the respect he has for the Atlanta artist’s grind, and he is inspired by how he made a way for his friends and people coming from the streets, “I need that type of energy on my album or mixtape because I’m on the same type of time.”
Look out for M3lo’s mixtapes All Gas No Breaks and The Come Back dropping real soon. In the meantime, check out “Popstar” here and keep up with M3lo Capone on social media below.