In today’s edition of The Interview Graph with Tarrmie, we caught up with Port Harcourt based rapper “Young Stunna” to talk about his forthcoming “5 Tracks of Glory” EP which is set to drop on 31st October 2019.
Before we dive into the interview, let us take a look at his profile.
Born Ikechukwu John-Ogbuku in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, He spent his early years in PH city & was involved in different aspects of music from an early age, from singing in the church choir, to learning to play the piano, to rapping old Heavy D & MC Hammer songs. Growing up, he listened to artists like Michael Jackson, UB40, Bob Marley, Boys2Men etc that molded his idea of the kind of artist he would love to become. He attended Jephthah Comprehensive Secondary, where he fiddled with songwriting and eventually wrote his first song, developing his talent and performed his own songs during social events regularly. While in Malaysia, he would skip classes a few times to be in the studio and put out songs through Myspace till he got noticed. Young Stunna has appeared on high-profile Malaysian collaborations & regarded as the premiere African Hip-Hop artiste in Asia prior to relocating to Nigeria. He featured on mixtapes by DJ Fuzz (Warner Music), Black Dada(Universal), Bryan B (Warner), Caprice (Warner). In 2010, he signed to Reshmonu’s R Records (Warner Music, Malaysia). In 2013, he put out a mixtape aptly titled “The Research Paper” that received favorable reviews. All songs off the mixtape were released by Malaysia’s major mobile companies. He returned to Nigeria in 2013 & has gone on to release critically acclaimed & chart-topping singles including; “Buate” from Olamide, Amaechi – Run the Town, Higher etc. He is patiently waiting for the perfect moment to drop his album.
From his official website snobgang.com.ng
Read my brief interview with him
How long did your EP take to make from start to finish, recording-wise?
It took one month, I was just buying beats and recording stuff on the go
Are you pleased with the final outcome? (sound – production-wise?
Yes definitely, wouldn’t be dropping it if my mind was shaking! Everything good to go.
How did you come up with the title of the EP “5 Tracks of Glory”
When I first thought about dropping a body of work, my first idea towards the direction of the sounds was “something glorious”. My team started brainstorming on names that would be befitting (we hadn’t even started recording yet even) and then 5 Tracks of Glory came when we decided it was going to have just 5 songs.
How many tracks are on the EP?
Just 5 songs and maybe a bonus track, dunno yet
Will you release the tracklist before October 31st?
Yes I’ll be releasing the tracklist soon
Did you switch genres in any of the tracks or it’s pure hip-hop/trap?
You’ll just have to wait and hear
Considering your posts about a pastor not helping members because of their hairstyle; Is that pastor the Salvation Ministries General Overseer and did you shade him in any of the tracks?
Lol, the only thing I can say is that there’s no shade on this project.
Any Features outside Port Harcourt on the EP?
Only one feature and it’s an artiste from Port Harcourt. The producers, however, are from PH, Lagos and Czech Republic
How would you describe the sound of your forthcoming EP to any potential new fan?
What is the name of the Port Harcourt artist?
Sky B (laughs) ‘wait for tracklist jor’
(Laughs) We want our subscribers to get it first on our blog.
Na Baba Sempe
OK, guys, you read it first on your favorite international music and gossip blog, Baba Sempe is on the Glorious EP put together by Young Stunna.