You are from Tanzania, what do you think about the rap scene there?
Rap in Tanzania is not as big as it used to be back in the days when Bongo Records and MJ Records were putting out the best Bongo Flava music of all times. For now it’s not as big as it used to be, but there are artists like Joh Makini and Fid Q who still rap and manage to get Bongo Rap outside of Tanzania.
There are many artists that inspire me. Tanzanian Artists Ambwene Yessaya (A.Y) & Mangwear were my first inspirations and that could be because they are all G.O.A.T and they come from my hometown. 50 cent and Lil Wayne are also two inspirations of mine. I am also inspired by artists like Vincent Van Gogh on another level of creation and the overall drive, struggle, passion, pain and joy. I’m also very inspired by Stromae I look up to what he is doing I wish to take my art to that level one day.
I usually start with writing the lyrics then I listen to instrumentals from different producers until I find an instrumental that fits perfectly; After that I record the song.
Sometimes I try other genres depends on how I feel at that moment.
The music that I am working on right now is the best music that I have ever created. I will be pushing “Train to Boom EP” for a bit so I can prepare the release of those songs but will start with a single next year and it is on another level.
I’m planning to get my feet in the game so I can push beyond the sky and make 9d9h Records one of the best recording labels in the world, still working on getting that grip.