RealStreetRadio Premiere – Raised in Mississippi, Mercy in the end made his house in Atlanta. Abandoned by his father as a toddler, the aspiring rapper suffered one other blow a month after graduating highschool when his mom was despatched to jail. Unbeknownst to the skin world, Mercy started hustling to care for his three siblings.
Through Instagram, he was supplied a photograph shoot at boutique streetwear retailer Wish ATL. So, he shortly jumped on a bus to Atlanta, hoping the chance would result in extra.
However, the journey was bittersweet. On one hand, the shoot landed him a gig with a modeling company however on the opposite, his siblings had been taken into the custody of the Mississippi Department of Human Services. At 18, he had no household to return to in Mississippi, so he selected to immerse himself in Atlanta’s thriving inventive neighborhood.
Legendary promoter J Wise, who was already impressed with Mercy’s expertise, ultimately related with Babygrande Records founder Chuck Wilson who was “very impressed” with Mercy after seeing him carry out at Diana Schweinbeck’s open mic competitors.
The relaxation is historical past.
“There had been a number of nice artists competing and he took over the room,” Wilson tells RealStreetRadio. “He’s prepared and we’re ecstatic to welcome him to the crew.”
To coincide with the announcement, Mercy has surfaced with a brand new video for “See What I See,” which is produced by Chad Paul Ora. Directed by Cricket and shot in Atlanta, the visible exemplifies Mercy’s distinctive inventive course and is only a style of what’s to return from him this 12 months. Mercy will even carry out at this 12 months’s SXSW Music Festival later this week.
Until then, watch the “See What I See” video above and cop the one here.