Originally on Against the Stream Magazine, This Throwback Thursday post is an interview I did with Ghanaian Rapper, Academic, and Artist, Delasi for his album #ThoughtJourney. This interview was so dope, he eventually became a client of The Lyke Aesthetic. Get into this q&A below.
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Allie: How long have you been making music?
Delasi: Professionally over ten years now. Prior to that I’d make music that my classmates would sing along to and that made me happy. Now I still make music that people sing along to except that there’s a business side to it and that is not always fun work to do.
Allie: What inspires you and how has American hip hop culture influenced your music?
Delasi: I get inspired by my environment and everything around me, my emotions, injustice in the world, poverty, corruption, relationships, etc… way before I’d discover hip hop for myself the first records I was introduced to were those that belonged to my parents. They loved music and had a wide range of music from classical to soul and reggae all on vinyl and cassette tapes. Most of these records were American in origin. I’d discover rap on the radio but I would only make a connection later when I found 2pac! ....
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if you want to read the rest of the interview, please visit the ATSMAG archives!