The challenge for a fighter is not only with his opponent. It starts with confidence — with knowing you can defeat all challengers — and that confidence starts with training to develop the skills necessary for the inevitable showdown. Nothing comes easy. Hard work, focus, determination, passion, patience; the heart of a lion. Working his way towards the title fight, Moe Green, and behind him the Out Crowd, proudly bring you, Lionheart, a 10-track EP being presented by the popular hip-hop website OnSMASH along with clothing brand BRWTNSS. Fans can download Lionheart for free here.
It’s been just over a year since the release of Green’s Rocky Maivia: Non-Title Match, and since, Moe’s been hard at work, taking himself from relative unknown to widely anticipated. And it’s exactly that fast career progression that inspired the title of the new EP. “The title, Lionheart, comes from WWF/WWE wrestler Chris Jericho,” explains Moe. “It represents the type of approach you have to take in this game. I dropped Rocky Maivia because it was me saying, ‘I’m coming up.’ But I’m here now – and I’m gonna kill it.”
With Lionheart, Moe Green’s growth is clear. At 10-tracks, not only is Lionheart tighter than RM, but the new project also finds Moe at his most personal, as he opens up and lets listeners into his world in a way he hasn’t before. “I’ve gotten better as an artist; I’m more confident in what I’m doing,” says Green. “And with that, I really got more personal and diverse on this project, too. I hope people can get a good idea of who, exactly, Moe Green is.”
That diversity shows up throughout the 10-track project. Tracks like “All The Money In The World,” which features fellow Bay artist Nio Tha Gift, display Moe’s ability to touch radio, while a song like “Masterpiece” shows off Green’s deadpan lyricism. The EP speaks to dealing with the ills of Vallejo on “OWTB,” and, with “Dreamin’,” Green touches on the true inspiration for his artistry. “Dreamin’,” really sums up what I do this for,” says Moe of the track that also features singer Amy Serrata. “I speak on my parents, and how I’m trying to get them into a better position. I just put a lot of the emotions I was feeling at the time into words.”