What is your name and what city do you rep?
I am V of 40M.. Philly born, G-town built.. PA to NC you know.. Den of Theives whatup! K-town whatup! G-Vegas whatup!
Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them?
Just dropped Welcome, which is the intro to the upcoming tape.. She lit too.. Before that, Inferno and No Church On Sunday which is on all platforms.. Everything we do is for the people in the name of Revolution, Big M s*** u feel me..
What is unique about you and your music?
Listen to any bar, any verse, any hook and you’ll see why I’m different.. This jawn ain’t about me though, it’s about US – my people you feel me.. That’s why its different.. The energy, the vibe, the whole gotd*** thing is unique and we stand on it – 100%..
What shaped your music?
I guess you can call it divine inspiration.. The Creator, the Source, the Universe and the ancestors have their ways of working and I’m grateful to be a part of that.. I was placed in this time for a reason and the message has to fit this particular point in history so has to be shaped in a way that relates to it and the people living in it..
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
Couldn’t tell you if I tried but 2020 was the starting point for all this.. When we recorded No Church, I knew that s*** was about to pop for real..
What type of music do you listen to?
I listen to all types but I don’t do country lls.. Rap/HipHop, R&B, classic s*** on some golden oldies type vibes, Carribean, Afrobeat, etc.. Definitely heavy on the drill too.. I’m on all that but Bob Marley is my guy guy though..
What inspires you to write music?
Revolution, simple as that..
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
Besides spending time with my kids, loved ones and the M’s.. Connecting, building and organizing with my people is my passion.. Me rapping doesn’t mean much if the message isn’t used for action..
Happiness to you is…
Happiness to me is seeing my people develop into our full potential, as individuals and as a group.. I want us all to level up and max out and pushing us to get there is one of my greatest joys..
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?
I wish I was told that this game isn’t under our (the people’s) control.. The motherf***ers in these high positions are actually our opps perpetrating the culture and manipulating us for power and gain lowkey.. The culture isn’t running the industry anymore, the industry is running the culture and that s*** has to stop ASAP..
Tell us about your upcoming projects…
Mixtape coming at the start of the year.. The intro, Welcome, dropped a month ago roughly and its doing crazy numbers.. Between now and then, we’ll be pushing mad singles – some from the tape, some not.. Releasing a new jawn called Way Back (Warning) in the next couple weeks so stay tuned, the M’s about to be litty in the city u feel me lls
Where do we find you music / music projects?
No Church On Sunday and Inferno are available on all platforms, Way Back (Warning) coming soon.. Don’t forget to stream, like and share that new Welcome jawn exclusively on SoundCloud too.. Google us under XLM+, V of 40M or Forty Million Strong and tap in on all socials, @vof40M and @xlmplus..
Any last words for the readers?
“F*** a clout, f*** a drip.. REVOLUTION got us lit!”.. 4’s up, M’s down – get it tuned and rock with the revolutionaries.. For the culture, Big 40M s***!