Maxim Meyer-Horn

14 Jan
Music

On Our Radar 2021: Viral Rap-Duo Moji x Sboy

A new year always means we’re introducing new artists to keep an eye on. To spice it up a little bit, we decided to give our ‘On Our Radar’-series a little upgrade by inviting eight upcoming acts to an iconic monument just outside Brussels. La Nouvelle Maison, the last house where architect Coryphée lived which is currently under construction, functioned as the set for our editorial series. The viral rap-duo from Liège Moji x Sboy is the fourth act we’re presenting.

In the past week, France’s new pop R&B hero Joanna, chansonnier David Numwami and upcoming superstar Iliona were the first artists of our selection and we’re glad to add Moji x Sboy to the selected class of ‘On Our Radar 2021’. The duo has been around since 2018 and became one of the hottest viral sensations of the Belgian hip hop scene. With almost 30 million streams, they already gained big success on the streaming platform Spotify.

Better together

The musical twins are childhood friends and became an inseparable duo throughout the years. When they released their first freestyle in 2018, the scene was stunned by their refreshing new take on French hip hop. They’re not only inspired by emo-rappers like Lil Peep or Trippie Red but also have a growing fascination for lo-fi pop singers like Girl In Red and Clairo. The symbiosis between those both genres is so unique, that they invited their own genre that already inspires other acts.

Moji x Sboy are all set for a big year. A first mixtape is expected to come out very soon and could open the door to even bigger audiences. Together with the best beatmakers of Belgium like Ozhora Miyagi (A$AP Rocky and Swae Lee) or Chuki Beats, they created new gems that will become the soundtrack of this years and will set them on the radar of many others too.

Did we make you curious about Moji x Sboy? The duo was so kind to fill in some questions of our slam book, which gives you the opportunity to get to know the two even better.

When someone asks you who you are, you reply:

We’re two artists from the Belgian scene, who are fan of the hip hop culture in general.

Describe your music in a few words:

We’d say our music is: emotional, sentimental and based on personal stories.

Last release of 2020?

We’ve released “Pas comme elles”, a song that allowed us to unveil a new facet or new style (pop-rock).

First release of 2021?

We’re functioning based on our feelings…

Be underrated or become overrated?

For the moment: be underrated.

Artists that inspire us?

Moji: The Kid LAROI, Post Malone, Travis Scott and Josman
Sboy: Lil Peep, XXXtentacion Juice Wrld and Nekfeu

People often compare us to?

X

Music videos or live shows that inspire you?

“Poizon” by Laylow and “Slow Dancing In The Dark” by Joji.

What we want to learn in 2021?

We would love to spend some time on a stage this year.

Our personal goals for 2021?

Moji: Spend more time in the studio to dig a little deeper into our musical universe.
Sboy: Do a lot of concerts and meet lots of people who listen to our music.

What people can expect from us in 2021?

A bigger project and a lot of other fun surprises.

2021 will be our year because…

we work hard for it!

What advice do you want to give yourself for the next year?

Stay focused on our main goals!

Styling credits:
Purple object dyed leather jacket by Julia Ballardt and Nico Verhaegen
Black ‘wobble’ leather jacket by Nico Verhaegen and Julia Ballardt

Photography by Ines Vansteenkiste-Muylle
Production by ENFNTS TERRIBLES Studio, Maxim Meyer-Horn, Dries Vriesacker
Interview by Maxim Meyer-Horn
Styling by Marie Van Puyenbroeck
Makeup by Lora Van Pee
Hair by Catia Nulens
Production assistant by Isa De Boeck

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