M.O.A. (Minista Of Agrikulcha) is a Pan-African emcee with an appreciation for wordplay and cadence. His unrelenting, tenacious and decisive style is influenced by artists like Whodini, Ice-T, NWA, Special Ed, MC Lyte, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, Public Enemy and more. A dreamer at heart with a foundation based on principles, his music is sociopolitical, collaborative, storytelling, bravado, conscious, comedic, head nodding, intellectual, raw and uncut.
M.O.A. shares the inspiration behind the song ‘Class In Session’ and how it came to have a life of its own:
“The concept for the song came about as I spoke with my friends who have kids and work 9-5. All if not most would detail how frustrated they were having to play teacher and balance their job. Their kids were in turn navigating a new world having to forge a new way of life away from their friends, families etc. Overall there is a mental health issue affecting our youth and community. I wanted to speak on it especially as I also mentor underprivileged youth in NY.”
Shout out to Edson Sean for providing the dope vocals on the hook, it was the beautiful icing on the cake that makes the song what it is.