Weez – Nah [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

conscious, mainstream, experimental

Tell us a few things about your creative process

I have to get myself into the right headspace, then I just write what I feel. Sometimes, I make my own beats and I feel like having the music there helps drive my lyrics. Then I record what I have written, and listen back to it over a few days. If I like it after absolutely rinsing the tune, I’ll record it properly at the studio. Then BOOM song!

What was the stupidest thing that you’ve ever obsessed over?

One time when I was about 9, I was at Starbucks with my friend and his mum and his little brothers who were toddlers at the time. The mum was wondering what drink to get. I kept repeating the fact that you could get ‘babyccino’s’ for the toddlers to the mum because she wasn’t acknowledging me so I thought she didn’t hear me or know about them. Turns out she was trying to decide what drink she wanted for herself! Not the kids! As soon as I realised, I was quiet for the rest of the day and I still cringe about it. Why didn’t I just shut up?!

Why is it still difficult for UK rappers to break through to America?

The American market has become so oversaturated with itself that you don’t really need to listen to music from elsewhere in the world to find something you like. So why would you need to listen to UK Rap as an American? However, having said that, an increasing number of American people are listening to UK Rap because of this market oversaturation. To them, the UK Rap Scene is a wealth of new and untapped ideas so I don’t think we actually have to break into the American market going into the future. The American Market will find us because we are the voice of change now. I feel like American music is hitting a dead end in terms of being the sole driving force for rap music. I’m not saying they won’t still be a driving force in future – just that we are about to have more influence than you think!

Favorite uk rap album of the past decade?

EDNA by Headie One. That album blew me away. The depth of thought and emotion that went into it is something I hadn’t quite experienced before. The man’s a genius.

When not writing music, how do you spend your time?

I like to game with my girlfriend. We play a lot of WoW and Valorant together. Also, I got a camera for my birthday and it turns out that I’m quite sick at photography so I enjoy that too. Oh and eating. Los and lots of eating!

One last thing we should know about you?

I’m a jokester. Life’s too short not to buss jokes! I think I have a good sense of humour so if anyone sees me on road, come over and have a laugh with me!

Thank you!

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