guccihighwaters is only 21 years old, but that doesn’t make him any less capable of disrupting the hip-hop/ rap scene.
The Irish-born rapper made the leap to Long Beach, NY when he was 15, but it was that experience that shaped him into the artist he is today. This time spent alone as an adolescent helped him develop his work ethic. It is that work ethic that has earned him hundreds of thousands monthly Spotify listeners.
We had the chance to ask him a little bit about himself below…
Tell us a little about yourself…
My name is Morgan, I just turned 21 and I’m a producer / vocalist from New York. I moved to Ireland when I was 5 and grew up in a secluded and quiet area outside Limerick city. I was super shy as a kid I dreaded social interaction in all forma so i mostly just spent my days playing video games, listening to music and I loved skateboarding too. I didn’t like Ireland when I was younger because I thought it was boring but it does feel like home to me regardless.
Then when I turned 15 I moved back to New York where I currently reside. I started making beats when I was 18 and fell in love with creating music so eventually after solely producing feIt unfulfilling I started to write lyrics over my own beats and I’ve been doing it ever since. That’s just a quick summary of life so far!
Describe your personality in 3 words…
I’d say i’m a mix of shy, humble and passionate
Who has inspired you musically?
I take inspiration from a lot of different artists, too many to list but when I discovered Yung Lean, Yung Gud and Yung Sherman “sadboys” things changed for me. It was so new to me and they were just kids like me so it resonated with me a lot and it gave me confidence to make the music I do now.
What is one thing you can’t live without?
What are you doing when you’re not making music?
Hanging with my girlfriend or friends, skateboarding, buying clothes, getting tattoos just normal shit for the most part
What is your favourite part about performing live?
Definitely meeting fans after shows and talking to them. It is surreal to me that people love my music that much. My music is very personal and when it connects with someone it is very special to me.
What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
I am excited to make more music. I am always trying to make my music better in every way possible. I am also going to do a headliner UK/EU tour in May which will be fun. I look forward to being happier that is a big goal for me, working through what brings me down is something I need to work on.
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