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At only 19 years old the future is looking very bright for Flushing, NY born & raised Animism MRDA. From creating cover art to taking over the game in beats, the young producer has credits behind some of your favorite New York artists including Shawny Binladen & the YTB Collective (Big Yaya, Melly Migo, Four50 & Big GLTAOW) Pasto Flocco, 917 Rackz, LouGotCash & many more is only getting started!

we began curating this article in regards to a upcoming single Animism has with Shawny Binladen & Big Yaya tilted “Boot Up” which is out now on all steaming platforms, but a-mist to all our questions realized there is much more behind animism that supporters & people of interest should know.

Born March 24th, 2003 & starting his passion in late October of 2019 Animism has already racked up a little over 1,000,000 streams , & his numbers will only continue to grow. The young producer who found his passion through artist like Future, Gunna & Drake but also incorporating the styles of New York rappers such as Rah Swish, Pop Smoke & a couple of other artist with diverse beat selections - decided to try & “make some noise” himself, at a point in time where “New York drill carriers weren’t all there yet” & he did in fact make something happen.

I got the opportunity to learn more about Animism MRDA & his journey as a producer through these past couple years. Check out our interview below & make sure to follow Animism on all platforms, links will be automated to the black tabs below!




Thirty Six Seven: “How old are you & what part of New York are you from my boy?

Animism MRDA: “I'm 19 Years Old & I was born and raised in Flushing, NY.”

Thirty Six Seven: “ Your name - it’s kind of unique .. something different ; what inspired your stage name?

Animism MRDA: ”In 2017-2018 i use to draw cartoons for myself as well as other artists & the word Animism stuck to me when i was in global history class. Back in 9th grade 😂 , it had a very strong meaning to me for what i did back then.”

“As for MRDA, everybody use to say “you murdered this” whether it be me drawing cartoons or video games, basically anything i ever did. When it came to first creating beats i was also told the same thing, that I murdered this - so then i merged the 2 names together & just made the stage name for myself.”

Thirty Six Seven: “So you have been producing since late 2019 .. it’s basically the middle of 2022 .. in these 2 & a half years what has been the hardest obstacle for you? as far as being a producer?”

Animism MRDA: “Delivering a banger on every single beat without repetition. Every beat I make I want it to be different and versatile & not sound the same as my last 10 beats, also, whether the beat I'm making for an artist is a hit or miss.”

Thirty Six Seven: “What’s your opinion on the current New York music scene as a whole? not putting one towns over the other just overall - do you feel you were one of the pioneers to the Queens upcoming soul drill sample wave?”

Animism MRDA: “My opinion on the current NY music scene is that with how repetitive drums & samples got (samples reused, same drums & etc.) that’s the main reason sample drill is dying & artists are starting to revert back to the old 22Gz type dark piano drill.”

“As for your next question, I definitely helped to expand the sound throughout all of Queens & other parts of the world, but I don't believe I was the first to sample like other people claim they were. Lets be honest, there were other people who sampled at one point before it actually blew up as its own independent genre”.

“Sample Drill blew up because of the proper collaborations producers did to create a masterpiece of a beat that’s irresistible to not use, if you know what I mean. You just have to know the right people if you’re gonna blow up like that in a genre, especially sample drill.”

Thirty Six Seven: “What have been some of your favorite tracks you were involved with?”

Animism MRDA: “One of my all time favorite tracks that I produced, alongside my boy 1YungSpank is Maneuver with Shawny Binladen. Nothing much needs to be said other than the fact that this song is just a banger that we happened to create.”

”I really don’t have any other favorites because I feel like if I end up having favorites that my beats will end up sounding like that favorite & there will be no variety in my production.”

Thirty Six Seven: “How did you first get in contact with Shawny Binladen & The YTB collective and begin working? Cause you guys have multiple hits out.”

Animism MRDA: “The end of 2020 exactly 1 year into my producing career I hit up Big GLTAOW, who at the time was Big Baby, & wanted to work with him since I’ve been in tune with Shawny Binladen & the entire yellow movement since they were “YTB” in 2016. The first beat I sent Big GLTAOW, was an immediate placement with him, alongside Lil Dude, Shawny Binladen, Big Yaya, & Four50, then I hit him up the following morning & he sent me his contact info & we just took off from there.”

Thirty Six Seven: “I see your credentials for artist you have worked with besides YTB in your Instagram bio .. is that currently up to date?, is there any artist you haven’t collaborated with & would like to?”

“This is currently up to date. I also got tracks coming with Sheemy, Bory300, Mula Gz, Justo B, Nas EBK.”

“I’m definitely trying to tap in with the bigger artists as well as tap the ones I'm currently working with into the mainstream, artists like Lil Tjay, Tory Lanez, Polo G, Fivio Foreign, Kay Flock, Dougie B, etc. I hope to be by their side with this music stuff.”

Thirty Six Seven: “What keeps you motivated? cause a lot of individuals would just give up .. it’s not a overnight process .“

Animism MRDA: “Well what keeps me motivated is my love for the music. Entirely as stated previously, as well as how much feedback i get every time i make a banger. Everybody always tells me not to give up and how much I'm impacting the music industry by taking these steps & that it’ll pay off soon. Because of that, I am where I am today.”




Be sure to follow Animism on all platforms & follow his journey. We appreciate him for taking the time to let us know more about himself & his upcoming path as a rising producer. “Boot Up” out now


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