Moe Green is just like you. He detests his job, for one thing. He struggles with insecurities both personal and professional. Occasionally, the 23-year-old feels undone by matters out of his control, like his age and relative lack of experience. The only difference between you and Moe might be that he is a great rapper.
Not too many people realize it. This everyman MC is one of the Bay's best kept secrets: a hit in certain circles (last summer KMEL included him as one of their Freshman 10), but still mostly a blip on the landscape — despite the release this week of Lionheart, Green's free new EP. He'll celebrate the release tonight, with a free performance at the Otis Lounge in S.F, and this Saturday night at 111 Minna.
The problem, Moe says, is the insularity of local hip-hop.
“The world is much bigger than the Bay Area,” he says. “You need to expand your
musical expansions, man. Just work on being dope.”