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Mouraine

Edmonton, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Edmonton, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Solo Hip Hop R&B

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"Mixtape Review"

Edmonton, AB – Last month Edmonton’s Muta Mouraine released his first solo project, Cold Mornings, a 13-track EP mixed by DC Records and mastered at Up in Arms Studios. If the name rings any bells, you may have caught his 10 at 10 Spotlight in early 2014.

Along with [Calgary’s] 10 at 10, 2014 marked a busy year for this young artist which included founding the YEG to the World series, and taking part in countless events in the Edmonton hip-hop scene. Despite his busy schedule, he still managed to wrap up the year by releasing his very first body of work.Cold Mornings elicits an overall soothing tone for the listener; with smooth head-nodding beats bodied with Muta’s flow. When it comes to lyricism, Muta is genuinely polished. An example being “Interlude Freevesre,” though it’s only 36 seconds long, his delivery is so clean: “I knew from the start / listen to heart / me and my music you can’t take us apart / I’m in love with the art / don’t care who’s on the way I’m throwin’ the dart / full-filling my dreams even if it means not toppin’ the charts.”

The interlude then transitions into “Difficult.” While it’s one of the darker tracks of the mixtape, the melodies are beautifully done which brings clarity to the message of the song.

This project is a good look for Muta as he’s about to embark on 2015. Cold Mornings is filled with joints with flavour for your ear and characterized with Muta’s passion for for his art, not to mention, it’s worthy of replay value. Cold Mornings is currently available for download on Bandcamp and you can keep yourself up-to-date with Muta on his Facebook page. - Hip Hop Canada


"Muta Review"

Muta Mouraine is a talented young man (he is 20 years old!) who makes intelligent hip-hop and rap. His rapping style is effortless and the way he mixes the rapping with great melodies remind me of some of the best hip-hop artists in the industry. No wonder he already won a couple of music prizes and performed with J.Cole, Big Sean and Mac Miller. And in case you missed it, he is only 20. I’m curious to see where he’ll be in 5 years from now! - Audio Camp


"More Reviews"

One of this generation’s purest voices, Muta Mouraine is an Edmonton/Virginia-based artist who wears his honesty on his shoulder. The Sudan-born, Canadian-raised MC arrived in Canada with his family with hope for a better life. Within months of his migration, Muta Mouraine found himself learning how to speak English through rap songs.

Eight years after his immigration, 21 years-old hip-hop artist Muta Mouraine has built a name for himself through energetic performances and witty lyrics, winning over his peers and fans alike. Muta Mouraine has secured opening slots (j. Cole, Pusha T, Mac Miller, T-Pain & more), featured guest spots (Tam’s YEG To The World, Mahogany Public’s Jali Vol 2, Politic Live’s Ellipsis) and performance sets at various show cases & festivals (Hip-Hop For Hunger, Urban Star, Cariwest Fest, Substance ‘Rap Vs. Poetry).

Lyrcially, Muta Mouraine’s subject matter ranges from party anthems to the first-generation Canadian struggles, to clever braggadocio, emphasizing his identity as a nice guy who isn’t afraid to go toe-to-toe with anyone on the mic right now. A student of rap’s new golden era, Muta Mouraine often fuses his infectious choruses with catchy melodies that hook and captivate audiences, drawing them into his poignant lyricism.

Muta Mouraine has recently released his first project as a solo artist, Cold Mornings. While he plans to eventually release a full-length LP, Muta is currently creating a name for himself through his mixes, guest slots, and high-energy shows.

Cold Mornings blends the high-energy pop (both style and affect) of current hip-hop stalwarts like Wiz Khalifa, while hitting hard with quick-spit wit reminiscent of fellow first-generation Canadian Shad.

A collection of bold and sometimes reckless samples, anthem hooks, and unapologetically, undeniably catchy melodies backs up Mouraine’s biting, clever, and rapidly-maturing lyrics.

These 13 new tracks and demos from Mouraine oscillate between patient and urgent, digestible and overwhelming, serious and sarcastic–introspective and extravagant, but always with a lyrical bite that prominently announces the arrival of a new student to the game who’s not content to work within the current confines of that game.

We’re looking forward to Muta Mouraine’s first LP, but until then Cold Mornings is available, free-to-stream and pay-what-you-can-afford, from his bandcamp page. - Young Street Protege


"Poppin' Music video Premier"

This rapper's struggle makes others look like kindergarten.

Edmonton-based emcee Mourainè debuted his latest music video for "Poppin'," an inspirational anthem for anyone trying to achieve greatness. Mourainè along with Tom MacDonald directed the polished LA-based video, complete with city-scape views and sports cars. Vibe Beats production on the track is reminiscent to a Lupe Fiasco joint circa Food & Liquor, and Mourainè follows through with conscious lyrics like: "To live this life fast, man, you gotta get it slowly." He knows about struggle. After immigrating to Canada from Sudan, Mourainè learned English through poetry and rap.

"I feel like I was sent to this earth to set an example for people," Mourainè told Noisey, "Music is not something I just do for entertainment; I want my music to change lives. The track "Poppin" was inspired by the hypocrisy claimed by not just me, but by anyone who has a goal or a dream. I try to speak through my experience to tell the world that this year is your year. Work hard follow your dreams and come up with a strategy to reach your goal." Watch Mourainè's "Poppin'" below. - Noisey.Vice.com


Discography


  • Cold Mornings (Mixtape) - Dec, 2014
  • Poppin' (Single) - Jan, 2016
  • Cold Mornings II (Mixtape) - July 2017
  • Change (Single) - Feb, 2018
  • Winning (Single) - Jan, 2019
  • Bigger Dreams (Single) - Apr, 2019
  • Save Me (Single) - Jun, 2019
  • Cold Mornings 3 (Mixtape - Nov, 2019

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Bio

Edmonton Music Awards Nominee & Telus Storyhive Grant recipient  Mouraine has established himself as one of Canada’s most promising upcoming artists. Migrating from Sudan at an early age, his love for his craft, Skill and relatable lyrics helped him win over the respect of his peers and fans alike. Along with his energetic performances and commanding stage presence, he is one of the most sought after performers, sharing the stage with major A list artists such as J. Cole, Akon, Pusha T, Mac Miller, T-Pain, Big Sean and Tyga.


Prior to being invited to the Socan song house at BreakOut West in 2019. He began releasing a series of his infamous mixtapes, “Cold Mornings”. The mixtapes went on to secure him sets at various International festivals and conferences such as Red Bull’s Red Monday , Halifax Pop Explosion, Sled Island, Western Canada’s Fashion Week, New Skool Rules, Up+Downtown Festival, CariWest Festival, FOCUS Wales, K Days Festival, and 10x10 Calgary.

  

Without slowing the pace, Mouraine premiered his new single “Poppin” from his second mixtape “Cold Mornings 2” via Noisey/Vice(dot)Com. The song generated label attention and secured him placement and features on blogs such as Hip Hop Dx, Noisey/Vice, Hip Hop Canada, Hot 97, Young Street Protege and more. In April, 2019, Mouraine released a song titled “Bigger Dreams” that gained support from multiple Spotify playlists such as Shisha Lounge, Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds;Fire emoji boosting Mouraine to 20,000+ monthly listeners.

AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

- Telus Storyhive $10,000 Music Video Grant - Won
- Edmonton Music Awards - Hip Hop Artist of the year - Nominated

DISCOGRAPHY

Cold Mornings 3 (Mixtape) - Nov, 2019 

- Save me (single) - Jun, 2019

- Bigger Dreams (Single) - Apr, 2019

- Winning (Single) - Jan, 2019

- Change (Single) - Feb, 2018 

- Cold mornings 2 (Mixtape) - July, 2017

- Poppin (Single)- Jan, 2017

- Cold Mornings (Mixtape) - Dec, 2014


FESTIVALS & CONFERENCES

- Halifax Pop Explosion - Halifax

- Red Bull’s “RedMonday Exclusive Party” - Edmonton 

- BreakOut West (Socan song house) - Whitehorse

- Sled Island - Calgary

- K Days Festival - Edmonton

- Up+Downtown - Edmonton 

- New Skool Rules - Netherlands

- 10x10 - Calgary 

- Sessions58 - England 

- Western Canada’s Fashion Week - Edmonton

BLOGS & FEAUTRES

- Noisey/Vice (dot) com - Hip hop DX (dot) com - Hip Hop Canada (dot) com - Hot 97 (dot) com - Djenuff(dot)com

MAJOR CONCERTS & TOURS

- Mac Miller - J. Cole - Akon - Pusha T - T-pain - Big Sean - Travis Scott