Slidin’ Thru: Enzo Mcfly

August 16, 2019

Read the full interview on YoungCalifornia.com! 

Enzo McFly is a true leader and visionary, priding himself in nothing short of 100% authenticity in his raps. His goal? To motivate hustlers all around the world. The 20-real-old describes his music as “vibrant,” keeping everything from his content to his actions as bright as possible. Read more…

The Houston native lists Kanye West and Kid Cudi as the reasons he fell in love with the rap game, giving him a clear vision of where he aims to be in the near future. This year alone, he’s released a project titled Next To Blow, a collab with Lonzo Ball of The Lakers, and a new visual for “WHAT’S UP WITH THAT” produced by Fred On Em.

How important is it to come to LA as an up and coming artist? 
Shit, mad important! If you don’t come to LA, then where? Come on now, you have to come to LA every time. LA is one of those places that provokes you to do great things. Every time, it provokes you to be great. You gotta come to LA, this is where all the labels are at. This is where all the action’s at as far as taking your career to the next level.

Are you still independent?
I’m still independent. I have a few deals on the table, I’m trying to decide what I want to do.

At what point did you realize this music thing was for real? 
I noticed it was for real when I was young, like 7 years old. Because I love music, I looked up to rappers. I wanted to rap, I wanted to write, I wanted to do all of that. I’ve always loved music.

What was the inspiration behind your name?
My pops gave me the name Enzo, I ran with It. Everybody calls me Enzo, but Enzo Mcfly just came from doing fly shit. Back to the future. Fly shit, I’m the future.

What can we expect music-wise?
You could expect a lot of new music from me. I was focused on one project, but I’m re-shifting my grind. I want to give my fans, everyone who supports me (and those who don’t know me) a broad scope to know that I’m the best to do this shit.

What is it you want fans to get from your story?
To tell you a little bit about me, I was born to a single parent. My mom had me at 19, I went through adversity. I’ve lived in 3 cities. I’ve lived here in LA, lived in New York City, lived in Houston. I’m well-rounded. I had to make a decision to go get it for myself. I had to create opportunities. Shit if I can do this shit, you can do this shit. That should be everyone’s message. I want my music to make them feel good every time, that’s why I do this shit.

Why do they call you the “Voice of the Youth”?
I was pegged that moniker when I was 16 because I was so young doing it. I’m still young doing it. When I was younger, I was more controversial. I tried to talk about topics, like I made a song about Trayvon Martin. I tried to speak to the youth.

What made you shift your music? 
In my music I’m still conscious as ever, but it comes with growing up. At 16, I wasn’t doing a lot of shit I’m doing now.

What’re some goals yourself as an artist at this point of your career?
Well every artist wants a Platinum record. A #1 record, a hit record. That’s my goal, it’s always going to always be my goal. It’s finna be reached here very shortly though. I have a lot of goals but my first is to get on them charts. After that, stay on them charts. Continue to grow my fanbase, I wanna be a big name. I’ve already conquered a lot of things so at this point, it’s about taking it to the next level.

Who’s in your Top 5? 
I’m not gonna do no Top 5, let me give you artists I’m listening to. Actually, I’ll give you a Top 5. My number 1 is Lil Wayne. My number 2 is Nas. 3 is Drake. 4… who do I listen to all the time? Big Sean. I love Big Sean. 5, everybody not gonna like this but I love Money Man.

Why won’t people like that? 
You know, he’s a newer artist. I don’t know, you might think I’d give a whole lot of older artists. But Money Man and Drake, they hard as hell.

How important is social media for your career?
Shit, that’s how everybody does it. Social media: Twitter, Instagram. That’s it.

You on Twitter? I feel like people are sleeping on Twitter. 
Nah, they’re not. Too many people are on Twitter, that shit’s annoying. See I’m an older soul, so I be having to adjust to this shit. I was just telling my girl “I gotta post, I gotta post.” But I don’t be thinking about that shit because I be on real life time. I be forgetting all the shit that these other n*ggas doing.

Who’s your favorite person to follow on IG?
I just went on an unfollowing spree. Shit, that’s a hard question to answer. Go through my following, those are the only people I fuck with. [laughs]

What’s a normal day in the life? Walk us through.
A day in the life, shit I spend a lot of time with my people. We’re going to kick it off, probably go try and get some money. I love food, I have to eat good. I keep my girl with me, keep my family with me. We just gonna get it in. Money, music and family.

Favorite food spot out here in LA? 
Catch LA.

3 things you need in the studio?
Food, something to drink, and a dope ass engineer.

What would you be doing if you weren’t doing music? 
I fasho wouldn’t be in college. I’d be putting time into something else, like starting a business. If I wasn’t doing music, I’d probably be out here fucking with the dispensary shit. [chuckles] Either way, I’d be hustling.

Talk about opening for Kirko Bangz on tour.
Kirko is like a big brother to me, I love him to death. I’m grateful he gave me the opportunity. It’s fun, I’m learning a lot from him.

What is you guys relationship like?
Me and him are close, I’ve been knowing him since I was 9 years old. Me and Kirko are close and this is only making us closer . I’m learning a lot as far as stage presence, Carry myself during a tour atmosphere, it’s a blessing.

How was the LA show last night?
The LA show was dope, shout out to everyone who came to Catch One. It was dope, I was looking forward to LA. The tour just started but I’m looking forward to all of the stops. LA, New York City, etc.

What’s the best encounter you had with a fan?
I was actually out here. I was on Fairfax, some kid walked up to me and I signed his shoe. I thought that shit was crazy. The shoes were damn near new. I’ve had a lot of dope encounters. I did a middle school tour, I done had girls cry. All that shit.

What advice do you have for an aspiring Enzo someone who wants to do what you do?
If you want to do music, you have to stay down. You’ve got to grind hard, you gotta pray. If you can’t pray with them, you can’t hang with them. Cut everyone out of your circle who’s not with It. Remove the n*ggas around who — if they don’t know a word to a song, get the fuck from around them.

Your homies got to know all of the words to your song?
Hell yeah! It has to be like that because people will support what’s being supported. If you pull up, you with 10 n*ggas and all of your n*ggas want to listen to someone else as opposed to you — it’s cool to like other people’s music. But at the end of the day if you’re going to be a part of someone’s team… because as soon as you blow up, they’re going to know all of your songs right? So what does that say? That’s dickriding, you gotta remove them.

Anything else you want to let us know? 
Follow me everywhere @enzomcfly. Be on the lookout for new music, watch my latest video “WHAT’S UP WITH THAT,” and get to the money.



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