A New Breed in Hip Hop. Wizz Young Blood
“I promised a lot of things, super sorry was a lie...” Regret
We had a chat with Namibian born hip Hop Artist Seth Eiaseb known as Wizz Young Blood from Windhoek who is a middle child of a family of 5. Seth is one of the Hip Hop Artist that are advocating for radio stations to play more local music than international music. Here is the conversation we had with Seth, where we asked him 21 questions:
- What first got you into music?
Love got me into music. Growing up as a kid I always wanted to express myself, but it was very hard because no one would dare to listen to me, so I realized that I need to communicate through music, to express my views.
- Who inspired you to make music?
Tupac Shakur played a major role in my music journey; he made a huge impact on me as an artist. I grew up listening to his jams made me realize that there is better in giving to the fans than taking.
- How would you describe the music that you typically create?
I would describe it as highly motivational, if you listen to my music, you can sense that I have a story to tell. Each song has its own meaning
- What is your creative process like?
I prefer a super quiet area, just me and nature, it gives me great ideas and focus to work.
- Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Well I would definitely like to work with the likes of Jericho, KK, Desmond, Adora and lastly Emtee the trap goat.
- If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
Internationally it would be Emtee, and Casper
Locally it will definitely be Jericho and KK
- What is one message you would give to your fans?
Work hard on your dreams, even if it means that you need to sacrifice a few things you wanted at that particular momentfor the success of what you really need. Trust me, nothing comes easy in life.
- What is the most useless talent you have?
I can take a nap for a specified amount of time, like say 22 minutes. I also know right before a timer is about to go off
- Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
Hell no, I feel creeped out
- What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
Definitely body building because I'm also into extreme sports and fitness.
Wizz Young Blood
- What are your favourite and least favourite venues?
Favorite venues such as clubs, theaters and open areas like the Palm Tree Park where you can connect with fans closely… Least favorite are places like kids’ parties, or birthdays at home, or closed out areas, I need space
- How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
It has made a huge impact, in a positive way, even though we can't go out there and connect with fans face to face. As up and coming artists, this is a great opportunity to grow our online fans and try to generate revenue from it. It has changed my musical career in a positive way.
- What is your favourite song to perform?
Definitely (Party At)
- Which famous musicians do you admire?
lil Wayne, Dax, Emtee, Meek Mill, Jericho
- What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
Not paying the bill at a restaurant because I forgot my wallet and I had to get myself off, it wasnt easy though.
- What is the best advice you’ve been given?
To never be afraid of Change, because it Will make you grow
- If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
I would urge Radio and TV presenters to focus more on local and upcoming artist by giving them the opportunity and the platform to showcase their craft.
- What’s next for you?
I am currently busy with an EP titled - GODs PLAN
- What are your hobbies?
Basketball, lifting weights and Rugby
Movies or Series? Coffee or Tea? Marvel or DC Comics... Movies, Coffee and definitely Marvel
“I promised a lot of things, super sorry was a lie” lyrics from one of his songs titled Regret.
The hip hop industry in Namibia is a love hate situation currently, but they are pulling together to ensure that there is industry growth, won’t be easy but its task that needs to be done and Wizz is on the side of wanting to pull together and move forward. We are looking forward to his album and we will be keeping a close eye on his career.
Get social with him on Instagram... @wizz_young_blood