On any given day music lovers can be found engaging in great debates about who and what they love most about certain genres, artists, and eras. One major era of significant interest to music lovers is that rich time during the 90s when groups like Jodeci, Boyz II Men, 112, Dru Hill dominated the airways. R&B groups were alive and well, and it felt amazing to listen to a group of fine men swoon about love & relationships. At some point we started to see this trend diminish and music lovers stuck wondering if we'd ever get that feeling back, then enters MPrynt.
I was first introduced to the Philly bred group made up of members- Buddha, Faheem, Rael & Tyce in an office years ago by way of a youtube video. From the very first moment I heard them I was hooked. The smooth harmonies and subtle jazz influence locked me in. There was no crazy instrumentation or production to cover any flaws.. it was just a pure, clean, and crisp sound. A group of men, all incredibly musical, all talented, all cuties... could this really be happening?! The return of the male r&b group!??? I was geeked to say the least. Since then I have watched their career build to this point, and now lots and lots of people know the name MPrynt.
They now have the ladies screaming their names and playing their songs about love and relationships just like the groups before them. They honor the legacy of those groups by covering a few classics here and there. While they love singing the songs of the groups that came before them, their sound cannot be mistaken. Their latest offering, an EP called What if Later Never Comes is that sound solidified. The EP blends all four of the fellas' voices to perfection..allowing you to really get a feel for what MPrynt is about. They are literally combustion of harmony, emotion, and pure skill. Their ranges and smooth tones are a perfect marriage when they sing together.
While jamming their EP last night I got the chance to chat with them on twitter with the help of some of their fans! You can check out our entire conversation below!
**The fellas used their initials to identify themselves at the end of their tweets.
(@KayKiSpeaks) It's TIME!!! @MPrynt I'd like to thank you fellas for taking the time to talk to me today! We've been preparing for this for a while!
(@MPrynt) @KayKiSpeaks its def our pleasure!
(@KayKiSpeaks) I've personally been keeping an eye on your career for years, but can you guys give us the low down on how the group came to be? @MPrynt
(@MPrynt) @KayKiSpeaks first me & @buddaofmprynt was in a group together then we linked up w/@TyceofMPrynt & met @FAHofMPrynt thru mutual friend **RM
(@KayKiSpeaks) Was the blend and chemistry automatic??? It feels so natural when you guys sing together. @MPrynt
(@MPrynt) @KayKiSpeaks yup it was def automizzle! BM
(@KayKiSpeaks) Hahahaaa @ automizzle Budda! Was there a particular group/moment for you that made you want to be in a group vs. solo artists?You're all very talented.. @MPrynt
(@MPrynt) @KayKiSpeaks I only ever wanted to be in a group, theres something about the chemistry an the collaboration that means a lot to me FM
(@KayKiSpeaks) Being a singer myself I totally get this Fah.. nothing like singing with other singers! Lets get to the fans.. here's our first question & I think it's super cool @MPrynt: — KP (@Divine_Woman) @KayKiSpeaks If @MPrynt to relived there lives as great Motown legend. Who would it be and why?
(@MPrynt)@KayKiSpeaks Jackson 5 BABY!!! - 〽️Prynt
(@KayKiSpeaks) Yessss I'm sure that was unanimous! The legacy is crazy! How did you guys link up with Pop & Oak?! @MPrynt
(@MPrynt) @KayKiSpeaks @GOOOOOOOOMusic through our mgmt @StarrIsland huge shout out to them! FM
(@KayKiSpeaks) Yes! Of course!
#TeamMPrynt is really sending in the questions! Thanks guys.. I'll forfeit a few of mine to get to yours! I was going to ask about your creative process.. but we'll take this question from a fan instead— (@CosNanaSays_) @KayKiSpeaks @MPrynt what things inspire you guys while in the studio? #AskMprynt
(@MPrynt) @KayKiSpeaks def the ladies, life experiences, and just overall vibe - 〽️Prynt
(@KayKiSpeaks) Inspiration comes from all over when you're a creative for sure. Tweeting of studio we've seen you guys hanging with a few people. This fan wants to know what that was like for you — ♫ Kells ♫ (@kellslovesmusic)@KayKiSpeaks @mprynt what was it like being in the studio with Tank,Neyo,Marsha Ambrosius and Brandy ?
(@MPrynt) @KayKiSpeaks well with Tank it was great cause you know thats my idol - BM @MarshaAmbrosius is def the homie so thats always dope! - TM
(@KayKiSpeaks) Marsha is hilarious.. we saw her tweeting about the interview earlier. These are all super dope artists!
(@MPrynt) @KayKiSpeaks being with @4everbrandy was def surreal for me - FM
(@KayKiSpeaks) Ok Fah you and I are >>HERE<< everyone knows I'm a die hard Brandy fan!
(@KayKiSpeaks) Tweeting of, I think I have an important question from a fan in London! — (@ReneeRaymond_) @KayKiSpeaks && what's it like knowing you got international fans?cause I can't wait for yall to come and perform here in London @MPrynt 😘(@MPrynt) @KayKiSpeaks its dope that our music is being respected all over - RM
(@MPrynt) @KayKiSpeaks we can't wait to get to London either - TM
(@KayKiSpeaks) @MPrynt here's another fan from London with a question!— - (@CosNanaSays_) @KayKiSpeaks @MPrynt so I'm absolutely ready for you guys to come to Ldn. Is the hardcopy of the ep available in London? #askmprynt
(@MPrynt) @KayKiSpeaks it is not available in London yet but we will be releasing the EP on iTunes real soon! - TM
(@CosNanaSays_) @MPrynt @KayKiSpeaks thank God! I'll just wait till then
(@KayKiSpeaks) Sweet! That was literally the next question @_simplydeep there is your answer! Let's stay on the #WhatIfLaterNeverComes EP for a minute, it's SO dope! What are your favorite tracks on it? @MPrynt
(@MPrynt) @KayKiSpeaks you not asking us that are you? lol we love em all! - TM!
(@KayKiSpeaks) Haha! Yes I was! I know it changes from day to day for me.. was wondering if the same was true for y'all! lol I was also wondering if you guys had a heavy hand in the songwriting process.. this fan has a similar question! @MPrynt — flywonder (@flywonder03) @KayKiSpeaks #AskMprynt we know you guys can sing, what other talents do you have?
(@MPrynt) @KayKiSpeaks on the EP we actually wrote on 'Through The Crowd' - TM
(@KayKiSpeaks) That's a jam. Good to know you guys are multifaceted! Here's another question from the fans! @MPrynt — (@MiLLeLikeMillie) Are you guys gonna do the 'Love and Other Drugs' webseries again or something close to it? @KayKiSpeaks
(@MPrynt) @KayKiSpeaks yes we are working on some new stuff for yall now - TM
(@KayKiSpeaks) Sweet! Now, this young lady has been tweeting love to you guys the whole interview def wanna give her a s/o before we go @MPrynt — (@christal_cs) @KayKiSpeaks @MPrynt Well keep doing what Y'all do and continue to Rock Nations World Wide Love Y'all and Thx for the great Music. 💋💋💋💋
(@MPrynt) @KayKiSpeaks aww yea and we appreciate all the love we get! thats the homie she comes out 2 all shows! S/O @christal_cs u know we love you!
(@KayKiSpeaks) There are a few more questions, but thats my time! Thank you SO much for taking the time to chat! Can we see you guys soon on tour? @MPrynt
(@MPrynt) @KayKiSpeaks YES! we are headlining the HBCU college tour w @jacoblatimore first stop is @howardu on the 21st! S/O @yardstatusmusicfestival
(@KayKiSpeaks) Well #TeamMPRYNT will definitely be there! The #HBCUTour!! I'm geeked about that! #SpelHouse!! @MPrynt
(@MPrynt) @KayKiSpeaks well not sure we'll be at that school, the ones we're doing are listed on our page! Check out our IG/Facebook for more info
(@KayKiSpeaks) Haha you'll be at #Morehouse, but trust #Spelman will be there! xo #SpelHouse
Y'all are everything! You truly have brought back that sound we all love and you're sweethearts on top of that! Thanks again @MPrynt!!Also thank you to your incredible fans #TeamMPRYNT for their participation today! Great questions! @MPrynt
(@MPrynt) @KayKiSpeaks thank you so much for having us! This was def a NEW experience for us! But this is going to be an AMAZING year! We just want to take yall on this journey with us! We would be nothing without the support of all of you guys! We truly do love yall! - 〽️Prynt
(@KayKiSpeaks) Thanks guys! Be sure to check http://t.co/SgzL1REWU7 tomorrow for the full interview! #WhatIfLaterNeverComes EP is out (& HOT!) now! :))
(@MPrynt) Huge S/O & thank you to the beautiful @KayKiSpeaks for putting together such a dope twitter event for us as well as our fans! We had fun!