Muneer Gonsalves


My real name is Muneer Gonsalves. I chose to use my government name because I don't want people to feel like I use an Alias to hide behind the content of my music. I have been creating music of this genre for the past year. I have been a Hip Hop artist for 10+ years but this is the first time I have been inspired to make the type of music that I make today. I like to consider myself a "Raptivist". I use my words to try to motivate people to make changes in their lives and the lives of those around them in a positive way. My music reflects my thoughts in the sincerest form. Growing up I was exposed to certain aspects of life and forced to make difficult decisions at a young age. Father of 3 children I am doing my best to place one foot in front of the other to walk a righteous path. I was born as a Monotheist and raised in Cleveland OH. I would like to say that my story is a typical story but in all reality it is far from the "norm". Regardless of the challenges I have faced and mistakes that I have made I have never abandoned my belief in God. There is so much negativity getting pumped into our youths and I would like to contribute a beneficial perspective to our future generation. May God bless the righteous and may we all strive to be of the righteous.




What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is a way for me to express the emotions that I feel in m heart.

What is your music dream?

To close the economic gap that perpetuates poverty.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Influencing the education system that molds the youths perspectives.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Doo Wop, By Lauren Hill

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Lauren Hill, Bone Thugs -N- Harmony, Biggie smalls, Tupac, and Ice Cube

What inspires you to make music?

The desire to balance the scales of Good and Evil.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

We as humans are not perfect. We reap what we sow. There is only One God.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Music and reality rarely meet IMHO. We need to keep things in perspective with certain music (HIP HOP). We hold a responsibility to the youths that our music effects and inspires the most.

What do you think of Drooble?

I am looking forward to using it and formulating a positive experience with this platform.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

The façade that many portray instead of being themselves.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I support hard work and good music. Every opportunity that I can take to support hard work and good music I support.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Humility, Insight, Compassion, Empathy, and Independence.

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