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Mr MFN eXquire: The Baddest Motherfucker in Rap

By Kathy Iandoli

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Calling Mr. MFN eXquire and politely asking, “Hi! Is this Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire?” when he dropped the “Muthafuckin’” is like selling Girl Scout cookies to Sharon Tate’s home back in the Summer of ‘69. He dropped the “Muthafuckin’” around the time of his major label deal, but one has nothing to do with the other. X had the whole block shouting “Huzzah!” last year, and now he returns with his Power & Passion EP. People assume with a formerly profane name and completely profane lyrics that X would be a total douche. He’s actually quite the opposite; probably one of the nicest guys currently in Hip-Hop. He could also care less about fame or what people think of him. Mr. MFN eXquire took a few to talk about his name change, career, and Blaxploitation films, all shortly after rescuing his mom from her home during Hurricane Sandy. What the hell have you done with your day?

VICE: So what's the situation with your name?
Mr. MFN eXquire: Um, I don't know. I just felt like I did the “Muthafuckin'” thing already. It was time to change it. Like, you don't keep it forever. You gotta grow up a little bit, can't keep doing the same shit forever. It's corny.
 
Do you think it makes you more commercially friendly?
Nah, I don't really care about shit like that. I don't give a fuck about it. People blow my name out of proportion in the first place. It's just a word! Bigger than that, I just feel like it's long anyway. People think like, “Oh, he got a record deal so he changed it!” I will fucking fax you a copy of my record contract and that shit says “Mr. Muthafuckin'” – in bold print – “eXquire” on it. They didn't care about my name. There’s a Rock group called Holy Fuck! Like, they don't care. I felt like people shadow on the “Muthafuckin'” too much. Like, “oh Muthafuckin'!” and they just go off of that. My mother don't call me Muthafuckin'! My niggas, everybody don't call me Muthafuckin'. That's why I told you, “Call me X.” Same meaning, different spelling. That's all.
 

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