He is intimidating. He is rebellious. He is MBK Dinero.
At 19 years of age, after having already released his first single, MBK Dinero aka Pharoah Scott is working on his debut album. He has been writing and making music since he was 14 years old. The Pennsylvania native talks about his music with us here.
Tell us something about yourself?
MBK Dinero: I am a rapper. I am 19 years old. I grew up in Pennsylvania. I have been working on music for the last five years. It started as a coping mechanism to deal with my struggles with my mental health. I find that I can release my anger and my stress, and unwind myself through my music. Over time it became more of an obsession and an ambition than just my escape.
What inspires you?
MBK: I really found that a lot of my inspiration comes from other artists. I hear someone’s music and decipher the meaning behind the track and I think to myself, “Damn. I can totally feel that way.” And I take how that song reminded me of my own feelings or how that song made me feel, and I write it down.
I have really found inspiration to create music from artists like Lucky, THOUXANBANFAUNI, Lil Tracy, and City Morgue to name a few. These are just some of the artists that had the most influence on me.
What motivates you as a person and as a musician?
MBK: Right at the top of the list is my family. Most of my motivation stems from them. We grind hard. We work hard. That is the only real way out on the streets. My main motivation has always been to be better than where I am today, to make it out of here. To be able to do that in 19 would be a blessing.
How would you describe your music?
MBK: About my music. Well, I think fans of XXXTENTACION and Juice Wrld may like my music. I have one single out already called “Crossroads” and I am working on my debut album next, but I have a lot of music written and ready. I can’t wait to get into the studio.
A lot of my music is inspired by my life and my own struggles. It reflects on how my lifestyle on the streets affected me. All I want is for people to listen to my music and understand, if not relate to, and get a glance of my reality.
Currently, MBK Dinero is an artist under Cloudscape Records and Keontay Blueford Music. You can stream his music on Spotify, where he already has over 200,000 listeners. His single “Crossroads” is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Store.