6 Jun 2013

[THE UNDERGROUND CHRONICLES] EP.6 SEUN MEETS YAYLOW; THROWBACK - THARDEY FWESHNIZ



 
IN THE LAST EDITION OF THE UNDERGROUND CHRONICLES WE HAD OUR VERY OWN SEUN HOOK UP WITH THE BUTTERBOY, RILWAN. HERE'S A NEW EPISODE FEATURING FOREIGN BASED ARTISTE, YAYLOW WITH THROWBACK MUSIC BY THARDEY FWESHNIZ....ENJOY




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OUR THARDEY FWESHINIZ THROWBACK MUSIC FOR THIS EPISODE IS.............
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SEUN MEETS YAYLOW




SEUN : Who is yaylow?
YAYLOW : Just a regular guy. I do things like everyone else (school, work etc.) but I just happen to rap as well - and I try to be distinct when I do so.

SEUN : How did you get into the music industry?
YAYLOW : I've always been a fan of rap, and I listened to a whole bunch of artists growing up. Then I became interested participating - putting words together, trying to think up rhyme schemes etc. - with the intention of making stuff that I like to listen to. This participation started when I was much younger and it has always been a hobby (from the early/mid 90s till date). I recorded some things around 2006 and put them online, just to get feedback. At the time I was known as "AnonymousMan", and I rapped only in English. A few years later, I adopted the name "Yaylow" and started dabbling with pigin English rap. No one had really heard me rap in pigin until 2011 when Don Jazzy had the "Enigma" competition. I recorded my version of Enigma, put it online, and had a good response. As a result, I put out a mixtape shortly named "All Na Yarns". I got radio play in Nigeria, my songs were hosted on some sites, and more people got into my stuff.

SEUN : Why pidgin?
YAYLOW : I felt it was a different avenue to express myself and be somewhat separated from a larger crowd of English rappers in Nigeria. When I write, I try to be as unique as possible - or to stand out explicitly from the norm. If I can't achieve this, then I actually don't write at all. If nothing else, offering a distinct product is a good business move, so sounding different can be a good marketing tool (it catches people's attention quicker).So to create my Yaylow "package", or product, or sound, I had 2 tools - Humor and Pigin English. I looked at Nigeria, and no one was really doing both (or at least doing it in the way I envisioned it), so I decided to create a blend of both and offer something different. As Yaylow though, I do mix pigin with regular English rap, and you might hear me call myself "AnonymousMan" on some tracks. The whole Yaylow/AnonymousMan mix is mainly for when I do stuff that isn't too serious e.g. The "Just Yarns" and "Just Yarns Pt 2" tracks. I still rap solely in English sometimes under the name "A.Ander", and it is a more serious sound (non-humorous sound) - different from the Yaylow/AnonymousMan material. I know it's all confusing, so in short, you can simply refer to me as Yaylow - "that guy who raps in pigin".

SEUN :  Did you at any point think your fans won't like you kind of music?
YAYLOW : Quite frankly, I write primarily for myself. If someone happens to like it, then that's great, if not, that's also great. I started music as a hobby (and to a large extent it still is that way), so I make the kind of music that I want to hear. I'm very realistic, so I have concluded a lot of people won't like my music. But I also know that if I actually like the stuff I'm writing, there has to be another sect out there that would like it as well - so I'm comfortable with the overall balance of likes/dislikes.

SEUN : Would you say your collabo with lynxxx on 5squady shot you into limelight?
YAYLOW :  Haha I don't know if I'm in the limelight, but I will say Lynxxx has definitely helped me out a lot. We did that collaboration for his mixtape (still unreleased), and that got radio play as well. So big, big, shout out to Lynxxx and Gbemi (from The Beat 99.9 FM) for holding me down. I really appreciate them.

SEUN : Any new projects,collabos and all?
YAYLOW : I did some stuff with the MirrowMan group members ZeeZee (@Zeezee_UNG) and O'Shakes(@Oshakes_UNG). It should be on one of their projects (O'Shakes produced my "Hot Eba" track - so big shout out to him). I might have some more stuff with Lynxxx dropping later on (I'm not sure when). I might release a few tracks here and there, but I don't have a definite date on anything. Just ideas. I've been pretty inactive with music, as I have other important things going on in life at the moment. Whenever I get active again (if ever), you'll know.

SEUN : Where do you see yourself in the in 5years?
YAYLOW : Most likely developing software somewhere. I'm getting a Master's degree in Software Engineering at the moment - a huge reason music has been on hold.

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