What up and welcome to a special guest feature with the one and only MC Connect. Connect is one half of the rap/rock fire duo Light from a Stranger.. some would say the better half. Jokes.
I first met MC Connect at the mecca of Sydney hip hop, Hustle and Flow Bar in Redfern a few years back. Since our initial meeting, I have seen Connect around the scene rocking stages, releasing music videos and just hustling.
The man with a sizeable merch catalogue that rivals that of Primitive’s, I give you MC Connect.
MC Connect, connected
Music is both an escape and way of connecting with reality. It’s a way I can express myself freely outside of the realm of the usual communication. If I said some of the stuff I rap in conversation people would think I was a bit mad, so its liberating to have that freedom.
So much of what we engage with on social media etc. ends up in a debate/abuse. Music gives me the ability to tell my side of the story….without being interrupted. That’s not to say people aren’t going to respond though and that’s important too.
What do you write about?
Really whatever I feel like. I like telling stories, invoking thought, creating imagery and delivering it powerfully. A lot of what I write is autobiographical but more recently I’m enjoying using characters. I’ve got a song with Light from a Stranger that we’re mixing that tells the story of a bloke who is trying to get through to his drug-addict mate where we play the two characters in the story. Writing like that means you approach the writing process differently, and it keeps the creative process fresh.
Big ups to MC Connect for taking the time to share some insight into his journey and creative process. I always find it interesting to hear about different peoples processes when it comes to creating. You can catch MC Connect and Light from a Stranger on all the usual platforms.
Can’t wait to see what you’ve been cooking up my bro.
As always, thanks for rocking with ya boi Prim.