Speaking to TheWellVersed, Factz opens up on his life changes and creative process behind MauSe and the one guest that he wished would have made the project.
TWV: A lot of actors immerse themselves into their characters mentality when they prepare for a role. How much preparation did you put into bringing this MauSe character to life?
Mickey: At first I was just writing the songs and producing the beat. Then it was like I had to shoot visuals so that people would understand. That’s when I had to start creating the character seriously. I began reading autobiographies and journals of Basquiat, Warhol, and people such as that. Then I began to become, more homeless, because the character was homeless so I had to wear the same clothing, all the time. Let my hair grow out, I started spray painting in New York City and Atlanta, and just started really becoming MauSe. It was really like a Heath Ledger, Joker situation. I really became this person for the past 6 months, it was to the point where my mother didn’t even recognize me. She couldn’t understand why I was wearing these clothes with paint on them, these weird shades with paint on them, and walking around with a spray can. I really became the character at that point in time, and MauSe is actually still a part of me because we’re still shooting the documentary. Once it’s done I can’t wait to become Mickey Factz again.