We had the chance to sit down recently with Money Mike Sandberg and he guides us through his life in busy Brooklyn, New York. Showing love for his family, Eminem and more, we get further insight into his career.
Q: Please let us know where you’re based today and what a typical day in your life looks like for you.
A: I am based out of Plainview, New York. I am a special education teacher who works in Brooklyn. I teach technology this school year, and I incorporate reading and math skills into my instruction using various programs.
Q: Your flow is honest and drops some genuine lyrics about changing perspectives. Where/when did it all start in the music game for you?
A: I really appreciate the feedback. I get my inspiration from artists like Eminem, Logic, and NF. Their lyricism, cadences, and rhyme schemes have influenced my craft to become a better writer.
However, I give credit to my family for their support every day. I dedicate my successes to my mother Debra, father Jon, and brothers Robert and David who have helped develop me into the person I am today.
Q: Please tell us more about your previous release and if you have new music on the cards in 2023.
A: My previous music release of “Reflection” in 2021, is about grabbing control of your environment through reflection. The message of the album is a call to branch out from societal norms and to take more time for reflection in order to discover and grow together as a society.
Q: What’s it like being an indie music artist in this industry?
A: It’s difficult to be visible in the music industry as an indie artist. However, by being true to myself through my music, I hope to get music opportunities in the future.
Q: Which local underground venues should we check out when in your local area?
A: I haven’t been involved in the local underground scene recently, as I’ve been trying to develop my own music.
Q: How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard a song before?
A: My music speaks for itself. It represents my character and humility. Everything I express is what I hold true to my heart.
Q: Finally, what hopes do you have for the future of humanity?
A: Wow, that is a loaded question. To begin answering that question, you can refer to my “Reflection” album. This will start the conversation.
Interview by Llewelyn Screen