Remington's World > EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH Papi Shank– @PapiShank
How does one attempt to describe an individual who possesses such raw talent, intellect, and an undeviating drive for success? Even his name Moises Morales, depicts a man who is a true leader of his time, where there is no doubt that this Rapper, Singer, Producer, & Model will rise to the top of the entertainment industry! On October 18th in the early 80′s, a quadruple threat was born, and it’s only a matter of time before he is discovered by the mainstream! Moises graduated from College with a degree in Music Engineering Technology, where he was an active member of the Music Society, and received continuous recognition on the National Deans List. He has been certified by NASM & NFTA as a professional Personal Trainer as well as in CPR by the American Red Cross & the American Heart Association, and he has also received his NYS Security License. Moises is also the CEO of his own company L.E.S.G.O. Entertainment, Inc.
In the music world, I’m sure you’ve heard the name Papi Shank, or CAPITAL, or Mr. RMX these are just a few of Moises’ aliases. Being both a singer and a rapper, Papi Shank depicts himself as “The SUM of Both Worlds”. It is apparent that music has always been an essential part of his life. When asked what music means to him, P.S. replied “Music speaks to my soul, and my soul speaks through music”. He began writing, recording, and producing his own music and lyrics in his early teens, where now his rhymes and melodies can compete with most anyone in the industry, if not surpass them! Papi Shanks street buzz ranges from N.Y. to Massachusetts to Florida to across seas, and his Internet buzz has grown and continues to grow domestically & internationally! Papi Shank has had “airplay” on Power 105.1FM in NYC, on 89.1FM & 93.1FM in Ottawa, CANADA & in FLORIDA on Power 96.5FM, X-102.3FM as well as on 89.1FM Miami’s #1 underground station! His music videos have aired on several public access shows across the US, as well as the 2nd largest Spanish network in the world TELEMUNDO! You can even view footage of his live performances in Ibiza Spain where he toured for two months! Not only was he the headlining act, but also the first hip-hop/R&B act to grace the stage at the number one club in the world, Amnesia! Papi Shanks work has been featured on various mixtapes internationally distributed from well renowned disc jockeys such as DJ Envy (Hot 97.1 [N.Y.]), DJ Silver Surfer, and DJ Locorious. He has collaborated with several mainstream artists & producers such as Rapitfly (Germany), and Chuck Dogg (X102.3 [Fl.] & Power 105.1 [N.Y.]). Currently, P.S. is working on Pt. 2 of his much-anticipated solo album (The SUM of Both Worlds), “Papi Pt.1″ was released on 11/1/11 & is now available on iTunes! Both parts boast a variety of sounds, and display his skills as both a vocalist and exceptional lyricist.
Papi Shank proudly spends a large portion of his time working with and developing his team of Artists, Producers, Songwriters, DJs, and Dancers. L.E.S.G.O. Ent. is a definitive movement that caters to all elements of the game. This widely versatile team delivers an outstanding package where music and performing have NO limitations! His team, otherwise known as DA’ BOMB describes Papi Shank as a dedicated knowledgeable leader, who always puts his team first. They are inspired by him, and honored to work by his side. P.S. & L.E.S.G.O. have released 4 Albums, 7 Mixtapes, & 11 Music Videos to date! L.E.S.G.O. is surely a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. With one foot in the door, his entire team by his side, and the sixth borough on their backs, not only is L.E.S.G.O. a marketers dream, they are literally walking money! Stay tuned for more from L.E.S.G.O. and be sure to check out LESGO.biz
Being of Puerto Rican, Dominican, & Cuban decent, and growing up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York, Papi Shank has gained the street smarts and common sense to survive, plus it showed him that it takes more than heart and talent to be successful in this industry. With the passion of an Artist, the vision of a Producer, the ear of an Engineer, & the will of a Soldier, Papi Shank, a Renaissance man if you will, is sure to transcend today’s Latin market and revolutionize the role of Latino artists in the Hip-Hop culture. He has the mindset of a businessman and the creative juices of a true Artist. This Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Producer, and Model is the Libra that is going to tip the scales in the entertainment industry!
Remington’s World got a chance interview Papi Shank
What musical influences have had impact on your career?
Great question, well the earliest musical memory I have is of me singing & performing with my reflection in the TV to a Michael Jackson song…lol
What are some of your pet peeves when it comes to music?
Quality is very important to me; I rather put out one fully mixed & mastered song than a whole mixtape of poorly recorded/mixed music; that’s the problem with most artists these days. Speaking of Quality music, lyrics are IMPORTANT, it doesn’t matter to me if the audio quality of your music is incredible if you’re reciting garbage.
What inspires you to make music?
Life, as you can read in my bio, “Music speaks to my soul & my soul speaks through music” so it’s my everyday life that inspires me; my thoughts, feelings, ambitions, I put it all in my music.
As an artist, where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years I see myself developing the future L.E.S.G.O. Entertainment artists after releasing multiple successful albums of my own while preparing to release yet another Papi Shank album; Venturing into films, if not sooner, & getting ready for the “New*N8tioN” world Tour! You know, cuz I stay Grind’N! 25/8
Who in the industry would you say is a complete artist? Why?
These days it’s hard to find a “complete artist” so I’d have to say P Diddy. To me an artist is one whom can “paint” (so to speak) a masterpiece. A complete artist can do this numerous ways & make it seem effortless. Diddy raps, “sings”, produces, Dances, even writes now…lol Above all, he’s an “entertainer” & that’s what most “artists” are lacking, the ability to entertain.
If you could change one thing to make the world a better place what would it be?
If it were up to me, we would live in a “NON-monetary society”. That would change everything,
You definitely have a very loyal fan base. What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. I’m a very “family oriented” person & to me my fans are my extended family. Honestly, I hate the fact that there are so many different social sites & every time you get comfortable with one they upgrade the layout to keep up with the new-newer social sites. The fact is, the only reason I have such an internet presence is because that’s the modern way of keeping in touch with my fans. If I wasn’t an artist I can promise you I wouldn’t have a profile on any of these sites because they’re so time consuming & time is our most precious commodity. Please, note, I’d love to meet every one of my fans in person & which is why I’m constantly posting my whereabouts on my status updates & why you can find me mingling with the crowd at everyone of my events & live performances, I’m rarely just sitting in VIP. ☺
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