In the world of Hip Hop rappers are often limited to either being a “conscious rapper” or “Trill and thuggish” rapper. Some chose to stay within the box, but Moufpece Da Rippa has managed to tear the box down and build a new foundation. He understands the streets yet knows knowledge is power. With his latest project Tattoo’s And Hoodies he gives you the gritty hood life with intelligent collegiate metaphor and wordplay. This MC has something for everyone! In my candid interview I get to the root of what makes this Down To Earth lyricist stay on top of his game.
Thank you for taking the time out get Raw And Uncut with me. Start by telling my True Loves a little bio about yourself?
Well I was born in SA, Texas raised in OKC,OK. Did a lot of growing up in different places, seeing different cultures and traveling, thats always played a part in the type of music i make.. I used to be heavily into sports but always had a passion for music, I always been a fan until I began to get my own, then I started taking my talent serious. So here I am.
When did you fall in love with hip hop and decided to make this a career?
I fell in love when I took my first steps as a child (which was to dance to music)….so my momma says haha! I started taking it serious my junior year in high school back in 2002, but I was still learning…I’m still learning.
What was the first rap album you can remember buying? How did that influence you and your music today?
OUTKAST album “Aquemini” is the first and only purchase I can recall, tho I made many more… Outkast influenced me greatly to the point I got em tatted on me! I love their uniqueness and the way they reinvent themselves. They’ve always had that thought provoking music and I needed that in my life.
What is the meaning behind Treelife? When did you start Down To Earth Records and what do you hope to accomplish with both in the future?
TREELIFE; means growth, unity, positivity, being strong, being courageous, standing against the odds…Its similar to A$AP Rocky’s ASAPMOB…it can mean whatever u want it to mean. However it applies to you and your lifestyle. As far as DOWN TO EARTH, it was founded by Ethan Harlan (CEO/Author) and started as a publishing company. Me and his relative Leroy “Spock B” Ezell branched off and started DOWN TO EARTH MUSIC GROUP(DTEMG) along with childhood friends YD, 2Hunit, 30G, 2Jonesy, and Q-Karintino. We hope to obtain a distribution deal with a parent label. You know, travel, do shows, get money, etc etc DO WHAT WE LOVE TO DO!
By rapping about life. Everyday is inspiration, we are surrounded by influences. I just keep my faith in God and surround myself with good people who want what I want out of life….and thats to be successful and leave a legacy. Between the fans and keeping that in mind…it keeps me going.
When I listen to your songs I hear a vast difference in beats and rhyme patterns. I hear some 9th wonder influence yet I also hear David banner. Do you want to offer different sounds or do you have a signature sound your going for?
Well up to this point I was just experimenting with sounds so to speak .Everything is true, everything is me, it was just a form of brainstorming on these past mixtapes in my eyes. Now I think I’m finally carving my own niche in the game. I would like to call my new lane….REVOLUTIONARY BUT GANGSTA. Yes, a gangsta with a conscious….wit a splash of LL Cool J influence LOL.
Do you feel that rap music is going backwards as far as going back to being about lyricist or moving into a more pop oriented direction?
Its getting back to the essence of MCing but its moving in a new direction. As in, artist touching on new subjects or issues. Artist being more in touch with reality and how they feel. Its getting more abstract I think…
Do you strive to sign with a major label or do you want to maintain a independent approach to your music?
I want to remain independent with major backing (promotion). Ive always envisioned being the boss. I’m a leader. I want to be in charge and that wont happen under a MAJOR Label’s umbrella.
Oklahoma is still a unknown market for hip hop yet in the last few years we have seen an emergence of new rap music and artist on the scene. Do you feel like the more people we have the more light will be shed on the region or do you believe the market is becoming over-saturated?
It remains to be seen honestly. My opinion is that its over-saturated with bullshit, not good artist. True MC’s are scarce. They exist and few get known but its so much bullshit you don’t get to hear those people unless you dig deep beyond the surface. As far as my state, Oklahoma is holding Oklahoma down, I’ve reached out to so many artist before I got to this point with no reply. Now they knocking at my door. Its more of a competition than it is a team effort.
How can someone book Moufpece Da Rippa for shows and how do you stay in touch with your fans?
By hitting Spock B at (405) 971-4741, Poochi at (843) 476-2766, or Navigator at (405) 409-7556. I stay in touch with fans mainly through FB (Julio MPdarippa Burgante) and Twitter (@MOUFPECEDARIPPA) but they can contact me on Reverbnation and Jango Airplay just by searching my name spelled correctly. GOOGLE ME, you’ll find everything you need to know.
Now anyone with eyes can see your a very sexy man. So I’m sure all of my Lady True Loves want to know is Moufpece Da Rippa single and looking for Mrs. Right or Single but looking for Ms. For One Night?
Hahahaha!!! maaaaane LOL Yes I’m single Mrs. Right can look for me tho….I’m looking for Mr. Benjamin.
If you could only do one sexual position for the rest of your life what would it be?
I’m very creative when it comes to positions so I don’t know…missionary is boring, doggystyle is played out. I would say picking her up and banging her like the ball connected to a string and paddle HAHAHA! Fold her ass like a flapjack!
Name the craziest place you have been given oral sex?
Oooooo ummmmm, its a tie between a strangers bathroom and a strip club.
Oral Sex: Rather give than receive or rather receive than give?
Receive LOL shit I take that over pussy any day if the head right!
Ass or Titties
What is your definition of an independent woman?
A woman that cooks, cleans, pays her own bills, buys what she wants or needs when or if needed, has a job, goals, and ambition and has her own place and whip. She take care of herself, she don’t want a man, don’t need a man. HAHA!
What do you like to hear a woman call you during sex?
What non sexual quality turns you on the most?
If one of your female fans had a chance to have a night of sexual pleasure with you what would she be getting? Describe in detail
First she would walk in a room full of candles and incense . With champagne or green or both, whatever she prefers, sitting by a fireplace. First I would slowly remove her clothes and rub her body down with oil. Then make a trail of chocolate syrup from her neck, down her spine, to her ass, pass her legs , on down to her feet and lick every inch off dry. Turn her over and wrap her legs around my head and lick and suck every juice out her body till she screams, shit maybe even a 69 and see who taps out first. From that point on, lets say its Jason’s LYRIC meets the first sex scene in BELLY (Bunz). Use your imagination and I will fulfill your fantasy.