To remind you that the pandemic shouldn’t be over, Chris Mann has recruited Kathryn Dean and rapper iNTeLL for an epic parody of the Infamous B.I.G.’s ‘Mo Cash Mo Issues.’

If there’s a technique to win quarantine, it’s…most likely by following the CDC’s really useful tips for stopping the unfold of COVID-19. Nevertheless, if there’s a silver medal for “profitable the lockdown,” it belongs to Chris Mann. The singer and former contestant on The Voice has made probably the most of his time through the pandemic by releasing COVID-themed parody movies. His newest arrives right now, Aug. 13, and it’s a improbable rendition of The Infamous B.I.G.’s “Mo Cash Mo Issues.” Appropriately titled “Mo Folks Mo Issues,” Chris will get vocalist Kathryn Dean to sing the hook, and rapper iNTell (son of the Wu-Tang Clan’s U-God) to drop a verse about the way it’s nonetheless not protected to get inside six-feet of all your pals.

“As soon as my movies began going viral, I wished to verify there was a accountable, related, and, in fact, humorous message woven into the parody,” Chris tells MeSlop. “After I noticed so many individuals on the market performing like this pandemic was over, I used to be like ‘helllllll no!  The extra individuals we see, the extra circumstances we’ll have!  Wait, I really feel a rap approaching about this……ha!’ Then I rapidly re-wrote the lyrics to ‘Mo Cash, Mo Issues’ into ‘Mo Folks, Mo Issues.’ ”

Chris Mann

“Generally, listening to a message in a humorous manner will get by to individuals higher than harping on them,” provides Chris.  “It was the primary time I’d executed a rap as a parody, and it was a problem, for certain.  I wished to match Mase and Biggie’s rhyme scheme as intently as I may.  It was actually enjoyable to interrupt down their rhythmic patterns and circulate.

In fact, even when Chris may match Mase and Biggie, beat for beat, he’d nonetheless want a robust voice to ship the hook. Enter Kathryn Dean, aka KD. The singer – identified for her 2014 smash hit “Advised You So” — not too long ago launched “Pals (Don’t Wanna Be)” earlier, and he or she’s been making use of her time in quarantine by engaged on a docuseries known as Chart Breakers. Set for a launch someday this fall, the sequence is about redefining the face of pop music and follows artists on the point of their profession and can function appearances from chart veterans like Grammy winner 88-Keys, Sandy Vee and Methodology Man.

“I had heard about an incredible new artist named Kathryn Dean, and we’ve been in search of one thing to collaborate on,” Chris tells MeSlop, including that he had seen her humorous GIFs on Giphy and knew that she would “sound phenomenal on the refrain.” KD additionally introduced iNTeLL onto the challenge. “As soon as iNTeLL began rapping, I used to be like, ‘Ohhhhhh, THAT’s what actual rappers sound like!”  I used to be simply having enjoyable, however my swag degree is low A.F. in comparison with him.’

Kathryn Dean

“I met KD whereas engaged on the Chart Breakers sequence, and we hit it off immediately and knew we wished to do a music collaboration,” iNTeLL tells MeSlop. “She launched me to Chris, and so they invited me to affix the parody that they had began engaged on. Not solely was it an important artistic course of working collectively, however I felt it was vital to encourage individuals to do their half to struggle this pandemic.”

The video additionally options two particular cameos – by each Chris and iNTeLL’s youngsters! “My son Hugo made a cameo within the video–my days encompass juggling making movies and music and maintaining my 3-year-old son entertained.  It’s quite a bit.  It grew to become simpler to only embrace him within the course of than maintain him remoted, or in entrance of the T.V.  He undoubtedly steals the scenes and is the star…which, in fact, I resent. (kidding.)”


Whereas the video is cute and the tune is immensely catchy, on the coronary heart of “Mo Folks Mo Downside” is a message: the pandemic continues to be occurring, so now’s not the time to get together with associates. “Don’t surrender on social distancing and masks!” says Chris. “The circumstances are nonetheless rising.  We’re all bored with this, however we gotta work collectively to maintain it below management.  Keep inside (or out on the pool together with your social bubble) and simply blast music and drink Aperol and revel in this insane time.  And cease going out!”