Best known for his rich voice and commanding lyrics, P. Muna has created a lane in the hip-hop world by blending elements of soul, hip-hop, and rock together in a smooth, concurrent fashion that has shaken up NYC. With an emphasis on lyrics and melodies, his work has blurred the lines of what defines a music genre, being described as Neo-Soul R&B/Hip-Hop. P. Muna draws inspirations from musical icons such as Luther Vandross and Prince, as well as contemporary giants like HOV and Drake, all while staying true to his sound and message he wants to convey. Also a seasoned performer, P. Muna has opened up for some of the biggest artists today, including 2Chainz and Snoop Dogg.
Lucas Hass —Lucas is one of my best friends, especially when it comes to this music and art. Lucas has help my content over the years, as a multi-talented individual, produocing beats, shows, graphic designs, and much more
Turin Carter — Carter is another best friend of mine whom I met in college and has been an essential team member along this journey. His innovative thinking and word play has help us maneuver ourselves into the music industry.
Desmond Ingram — Desmond has been such an adequate piece to my career thus far, keeping me on track and adding more horse power to reach the top.
Oh what a joy it is when a person truly follows their dreams.
Meet P. Muna. He’s shared stages with Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki, Lupe Fiasco, 2 Chainz, Mac Miller and Juicy J.
What’s more impressive is that he moved to NYC with $139 dollars in his pocket and a dream. But that’s nothing new. He’s looked adversity all of his life and persevered.
A product of a single parent household ( his father died from saving someone from drowning) he grew up seeing his mom sacrifice to provide for his brothers and sisters. Growing up and moving from the Catskills of New York and then Albany, he watched as his mother struggled but still made sure everyone was taken care of. “My mom just worked madd hard,” P. Muna told RESPECT Mag.
“Growing up and seeing that made me want to work harder and make the right choices. I watched my mom work hard and lead by example.”
Fast forward to 2016, and things have moved gracefully. Now a star on the MTV series, Are You The One, P. Muna is turning tuna into lobster.
In The Clipse’s song, Grindin’ Pusha T and Malice called themselves legends in two games like they’re Pee-Wee Kirkland. P.Muna is a growing legend because he’s musically gifted and athletically gifted. He’s fused the two together and it works in his favor and he’s on track to be quite prosperous musically.
P. Muna credits Michael Jackson, Nas, Whitney Houston, 50 Cent, The Lost Boys and Luther Vandross for musical inspiration.Way before his acclaim as an artist, P. Muna was a legend in another area; football. Prosper Mbongue-Muna out of Albany Academy was kicking tail and taking names. He hauled in 20 passes for 275 yards as a wide receiver and was tapped as First-team All-Area linebacker by the Albany Times Union. He also led the team with 80 tackles and helped his team earn Reinfurt Division first-team and all-league recognition in his senior year.
After high school, he went on to rock out at the University of Albany as a student athlete where he majored in English with a minor in Africana Studies.
Today, he’s living in New York City and splits time between recording in the studio and he’s also a personal trainer. “New York City is at my pace,” he said. “It’s fast. I grew up in Albany, but what I love about the city is that it has a lot of working people who are trying to accomplish their goal and they’re chasing it. I definitely feed off of it.”
Be on the lookout for his next EP, called 1991. The six track EP, branded after ‘91, the year that he was born, zeroes in on his influences from then on. “It’s very soulful, very honest and it’s going to tell a real story about who’s lost but at the end of the album, he finds his purpose.”