The ghetto is littered
with dreams deferred. The hopes of many, lay discarded on the concrete like old newspapers and empty soda cans.
Each wishing for a reality greater than the ones
they’ve been given. And the urge to dream is stifled by the every day struggle to survive.
Like many, Mahmud “Mu Dills” Abdullah was one of those people. Faced with immeasurable challenges, the Newark,
New Jersey born rapper willed himself over the hurdles
and managed to relentlessly pursue his dreams, despite
the odds that were stacked against him. After losing his Mother at the age of 10, Mu was raised by his Father and paternal Grandmother, both who he attributes his faith
and the life lessons that have carried him through some
of his toughest moments. Yet before her passing, his
Mother planted a seed for the love of music, which would later birth a passion that would catapult him into the artist he is today. As a child, his fondest memories
were of riding in the car with his parents listening to their favorites like: Sade, Michael Jackson and the Bee Gees.
His eclectic tastes would later widen to include: Nas, Bob Marley and Tupac, (who he had the opportunity to meet priot to Pac’s untimely passing) all whose music preach redemption, a theme that would prove to be reoccurring in Mu Dilla’s life. He was introduced to the studio by his brother who produced for the now deceased rapper, Hussein Fatal, once a member of the west coast group, Outlawz. Also in the studio that day were Fat Joe and Big Pun. This experience left a huge impression on the then 8 year old. From the ages of 11-17, Mu found himself in and out of foster homes and the juvenile detention system. He seemed to be on a familiar path, not unlike many of the lost boys that grew up in his same circumstances. However, after being released from one unfortunate stint, his older brother invited him to the studio for his first real session.
With the message of his music now filled with messages of self evolution and growth, Mu Dills is on the path to be a musical inspiration to the youth, in the very same spirit his idols are. Having released nResidue”, his latest mixtape hosted by Atlanta based, and former MMG artist, DJ Scream on July 17th, the new Mu Dills is being met with rave industry reviews. And with a new life path, there is nothing that will defer or delay his dreams.