For the past few months I’ve had his two-part mixtape Season of Letters / Season of Bullet on repeat. Previous to that, I’d been hooked on Season of Love/Season of Fever. I’ve blogged, tweeted, recommended and reposted his music on every one of our social media accounts ad nauseam. His name is MOMENT and he’s one of the realest independent artists out of Japan. The trilingual emcee has no problem with making you feel his words and letting you into his soul as he raps fluidly in English, Japanese and his mother tongue Korean.
Last week, I reviewed his debut album MOMENTS and was blown away by the depth of his words. For someone so young, there is so much wisdom and insight in his music that it’s inspiring and a strong motivation; I had to know just a little more about him and his music.Â To be honest, I was quite intimidated to interview him as there’s really no info online for me to gauge his personality or even willingness to be sought out. However, I’m glad I reached out to him because it turns out that he’s just as cool as his aka “Swag Cat” suggests. Check out my interview with him below and judge for yourself. And while you’re at it, make sure you download his latest mixtape and purchase his new album from the links below!