King Uche – Uche Musa [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words.

Determine, Motivational, Energetic

Tell us a few things about your new work.

King Uche is a Nigerian artist who currently lives in Miami, Florida and Los Angeles, California: this allows him to give his music that touch of originality and uniqueness gave by hip hop and afrobeat sounds of West Africa, mixed with the optimistic taste of life in California. Today he presents his latest EP entitled “UCHE MUSA”, which deals with real-life events: the reign of Mansa Musa, the Nigerian civil war and the fight of King Uche to be born in the ghettos of Nigeria.

All this gave him the inspiration for his music, which the singer wants to make as a sort of spiritual stimulus for all those who have no motivation and impulse: a positive and uplifting message on the notes of Hip Hop and Afrobeats. Despite his failures and his past, King Uche’s determination has not waned, but rather gives comfort and companionship to anyone who listens to him!

Which song of the EP reflects you the most?

The EP, ‘UCHE MUSA’ is one that is based on a couple of life events. The reign of Mansa Musa (whom the EP is based off), the Nigerian Civil War (that led to the loss of over a million indigenous “Igbos”), and King Uche’s own life struggle of being born in the harsh, poverty-stricken ghettos of Nigeria have all inspired him to become a man of his own, with a purpose greater than him. In the EP, King Uche dives into sensitive topics that interest him. Such as Love, Life, Hate, Purpose, Society. On “Rise Up’ he reflects on the political turmoil and the after effects of the #EndSARS global movement that made U.S. President Biden and Hillary Clinton to speak up about. In his song ‘Can’t Lose’ he speaks to the youth and motivates/reminds them that anyone can win and achieve anything as long as they want it and never give up on it. In ‘Love Go’ King Uche dives into the world of heartbreaks and betrayal as he himself suffered the biggest betrayal of his life from those closest to him. The entire EP elicits very strong emotional responses from all who listen to his words.

Favourite rapper, lyricist and producer?

Jay Z, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, Drake, Young Dolph, Kodak Black, Meek Mill,Travis Scott

What does hip hop symbolize in your opinion?

Raw freedom of expression

Favorite music related film?

Lion King

You’d give up making music for…

nothing at all I love this artistic process!

Thank you!

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