What do you hope people will take away from listening to your music?
My words! Forget the beat and the harmonies but the lyrics… I just don’t jump on a beat with no substance.
Where did your love for music come from?
I can say I always had it ever since I was young, but I had no idea. I would sing along to my mum’s gospel CD’s. It’s only when I attended St Faith’s Mission School in form one – that’s when I started my journey, aware of the passion/talent I had. I tried out for choir and I fell in love with music instantly. I joined several choral groups, played ngoma and in no time I was thinking of recording professionally during my form 4 break.
Where do you get the inspiration for your songs?
Personal experiences mostly. It might be something profound I said before or something I did/ went through.
What have been the highlights of your career so far?
– SABC 2 & SABC 3 performances on Hectic9ine & Morning Expresso
– A Hype Magazine feature
– Adidas Streetwear Ambassadorship
– Best Diaspora Zim Hip Hop Award
– Working with various artists in the Industry
– Being selected by Mr Eazi as one of the #empawa100
Which one of your songs is your favourite?
Hold You Down, the intro to my last project Overdue. I really love the beat and the time I invested in it. I could feel I had just started entered a whole new level in terms of my art.
Where in the world do you wish to perform one day?
Nowhere specific to be honest. I do however wish to fill up a venue full of authentic Hillzy fans singing my songs word for word – those Tuku type of shows.
What is the most important lesson that life has taught you?
Biggest life lesson – Consistency is key.
What song is the soundtrack to your life?
Drake – Mob Ties
Which artists have been your favourite to work with?
Garry, Beatsmith & H3nry! They are more than blood to me, man the vibe is just amazing. The others I have worked with I either haven’t met them & just sent verses or it was for a short time.
Which artists would you like to work with?
Tamy Moyo & Dakari.
What can we expect from you for the rest of the year?
Two or three more features and an EP :).
Who are your top 3 artists right now and why them?
1. Chris Brown
3. Lil Wayne
Because I relate to their songs & I admire their style of writing.
If you weren’t an artist what would you be?
I would be a full time Software Engineer.
How would you like to be remembered?
A legend. A go getter. A dreamer.
What advice would you give to upcoming young artists?
Don’t give up. Consistency is key, take criticism constructively, strive to improve & always be better. Pray hard.