Prince Magan is a universal artist who has no barriers when it comes to music, his wide range of life experiences at such a young age give him a unique perspective of the world that is evident in every song that he creates. Born in Kenya, Prince Magan migrated to the U.S in 2004 at the age of 5 and settled and was raised for the majority of his life in Louisville, Kentucky. He began to take an interest into the creation process of music around the age of 11 when it was introduced to him by his older brother who was an avid music lover. He turned this interest into a pursuit during his freshmen year of high school when he decided to quit his athletic pursuits and focus all his time and energy on becoming an Artist. His focus later became a calling after the passing of his older brother in late 2017. Realizing his brother is the sole reason he ever began music has ignited another level of dedication in Prince Magan to accomplish all the dreams his brother had for him. He is very open about his loss in hopes that it can be an opportunity for his fans to connect to his journey and how he found joy again through music. His goals now are large and intentional as he hops to become the first established Bantu artist in the states and looks to inspire the people who originate from his community to also accomplish their dreams. He also looks to establish other musicians under his record label “Movement Sounds” and to continue to pass the opportunities forward.
R&B, Afro beat, Pop & more
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
The best genre that best describes me is “HipHop” but I would add “other” as an option. You never know what you’re going to get from “Prince MaGan”, as a universal artist there is no barriers when it comes to the creation process.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
I love when this question comes up because it’s a pretty funny story to me. My big brother use to come up with names for me but I become “Prince MaGan” in the six grade. Everyday we would walk into class & there would be a small assessment on the board for everyone to discuss, after having a chance to answer the question on paper. On this special day the assessment was about a king from a particular region in Africa, with the last name “MaGan”. My teachers introduction to the assessment was, “ Today we will be discussing about _ MaGan not Hassan MaGan LOL” . The class had a great time laughing and making jokes but I had gut feeling that “Prince MaGan” had a nice ring to it.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
My musical influences started as 50 Cent & Lil Wayne, after my big brother lead me to the music bug. Now my influence is the goal, the goal of actually becoming what me & my brother seen from the start. Actually becoming “Prince MaGan” the great.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
What I am working on now is the “artist one” for 2021, this will allow my family (fans) to have a way to grow with me. This is a way for them to also have a chance to listen to exclusive music before it drops, discounts on tickets/ merchandise, and a chance to be the winner of the monthly giveaways I will be doing. Something for everyone to look forward to is two singles and a big project with a new friend of mine.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
That’s a great question, my ultimate goal is to be a house hold name around the globe.I want to my soul to be omnipresent through music and to be the first established Bantu artist. That’s going to inspire my brothers & sisters that’s still in the refugee camps. My plan of action is to keep praying for partnerships like this, to get vision in front of more people.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
My favorite track to perform live is something I never been asked, I gotta go with “NeNa”. It’s honestly fun & it makes the family dance with me. Please understand I am not a dancer, I just be vibing.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
The biggest challenge would was booking a show in my home city Louisville because the beautiful thing the world is growing through right now. There’s is still ways to make it happen so it’s great challenge.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Man my songwriting process have changed along the years. I went from Only being able to write in my moms bathroom, in my first car everyday, to now having access to my own home studio. I just wake up and play a beat, my free styling skills being worked on.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Social media is definitely the key to all the blessings I have been able to receive for my career, it’s the best way to network & spread love to the world. If I didn’t have access to social media, it would be like having the recipe to the best hamburger in the city & having no way to show the world.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
The first three tracks on my playlist right now are “Get you” by Daniel Caesar , “Something real” by Summer Walker, & “Crystal’s Village” by Prince MaGan.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Before music I honestly didn’t do anything, I was the 11 year old that hanged with his siblings. We just watched Tv, play games, & be on YouTube.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
The best advice I can give the family that wants to succeed in music or any profession, is to believe it before you see it. Also to subscribe to my podcast “MovementSound” on all streaming platforms, the information I share on their can be tools to help with your success.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I can’t say I would change anything honestly, I believe everything is perfect the way it is. It’s perfect but the work is not complete, I’m excited to see all the growth that’s coming for the world & music industry.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
How do I feel about originality, I hate it. The best thing we can do, as Gods highest creation is to be the best version of ourselves. You can literally be successful just by being yourself & there’s longevity in being true to you.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
I’ll be performing on livestream on 12/31/2020
You can find tickets here and nominate Prince MaGan.