24hourhiphop.com’s Next In Line comes from rapper Mitch Banga from Dallas,TX . Mitch Banga talks to us about what he’s got going on in the music game. He also gives us some insight on his back round and where he grew up. Mitch Banga tells us about his upcoming and current projects. Make sure to check out the interview below and let us know what you think!
24HHH: How did you come up with your Producer/Artist name? Tell us about it.
Mitch Banga: My Name is Mitch Banga Aka Mitch B the Hip hop artist in the south hands down.
I came up with the name Mitch Banga when I was 16 years old my middle name is mitchell that where I got Mitch and and all i all i make is bangas
24HHH: Where are you from, and what was it like growing up there?
Mitch Banga: I was born and raised in 3rd ward New Orleans, LA the bottom of the map. Being raised in New Orleans was a blessing but the same time it was a curse you get to see reality at a young age. Being raised in a place like that you learn nothing is ever giving to you ,but due to Hurricane Katrina I was forced to relocate. I moved to Dallas ,TX when i was 12. Oak Cliff is like a second home to me.
24HHH: Who were you raised by? Tell us your family situation. Got any brothers, sisters, or any siblings? Tell us about your childhood, and how it impacted your music?
Mitch Banga: Well when I was 4 years old my dad was killed in New Orleans my mom was unstable at the time she couldn’t take car of me on my own so she moved me in with my grandparents. I was raised by my grandparents up to 12 years old, but after hurricane katrina i moved to dallas with my mom. Yes I do, I have 2 sisters and 1 brother. My childhood was great my grandparents mad sure i had anything I wanted and everything i needed. After hurricane katrina it got little tough being in a new state with only a few friends. Music was a blessing giving to me by god to escape reality it still is.
24HHH: What age did you start making music?
Mitch Banga: I’ve always loved making music. I first became interested in music when i was 6 years old my grandfather taught me how to play piano he was really into music as well. we had a band my grandfather was on the guitar my uncle ways on bass and I was on keys we used to play old school music, music way before my time. I eventually picked up rapping when i was 9 years old. When i turned 16 i got serious and started recording. Even started a label called TopLifeMusic with my bros.
Check out Mitch Banga – Right Now (Official Video)
24HHH: What inspired you to pursue making music?
Mitch Banga: Like is said before i have always been into making music. People Like Lil Wayne, Curren$y, Birdman, Master P really inspired me to start rapping coming from the same place seeing them achieve greatness made me believe i could to. Im from the Calliope i use to see Master P and C Murder ride through on 4 wheelers. They shot a video in the calliope i was on set i remember thinkin that could be me one day.
24HHH: What artists/producers do you work with? Or rubbed shoulders with?
Mitch Banga: I haven’t really done a lot of features mostly local artist/producers.
24HHH: What else you got coming out? New Album? or Mixtape/EP?
Mitch Banga: I’ve got a new EP dropping real soon called Money Mitch i wanted to show the people how versatile I am, its going to be big.
Check out Mitch Banga – Smoking Section II [Mixtape]
24HHH: Tell us about your newest single “Ball”, how did you come up with that, share us the story
Mitch Banga: I have a new single called “Ball” that will be dropping this month its a banga i hope people are looking forward to it. I recorded it in Atlanta.
24HHH: Any new travel plans, what you got going on?
Mitch Banga: I plan on going back to Atlanta and go to New York sometimes this year or next year.
24HHH: What is the biggest thing to happen in your career?
Mitch Banga: The biggest thing at this point was being able to perform at the Mixxshow in Atlanta hosted by DJ Bigga Rankin and i was also on one of his mixtapes. That was an accomplishment to me but the best has yet to come.
24HHH: Where can people find you?
Mitch Banga: They could follow me on
Just look me up on google.
24HHH: Where do you see yourself going in 2014 and how do you plan to separate yourself from the other artist out today to get therecognition you feel you deserve?
Mitch Banga: In 2014 i see myself and my team taking this to the next level and finally being recognized for all this hard work we been putting in. I plan on standing out by being more consistent and also making better music real recognize real and if you real you fucks with my music.
24HHH: Any last words or shout outs?
Mitch Banga: Shout out to God for giving me life, shout to my team TopLifeMusic and shout out to family they believe in me more than i believe in myself sometimes…..peace and love