Amu has always been known as the Godfather of Hip-Hop. Having been silent for 7 years, he is back with his brand new album ‘The Principle‘ and rocking hip-hop socks right off South African audiences.
Trend Frenzy caught up with him about his recent nomination at the SAMA’s.
It always feels good. I’m surprised that I made the pick despite the fact that my last album was eight years ago.
It really is an honor. I’m happy that the industry chose to recognize real rap music.
The new album is a double cd titled “The Principal”. I’ve grown in terms of the production. I didn’t really change the sound that my fans are accustomed to, I just improved on it and tried to keep it more current, without losing that real Hip Hop feel.
I really started enjoying producing after doing it all by myself on my debut album. I’m really weary of the fame aspect of the music industry, it’s really easy to get caught up in the hype and loose yourself in it. I prefer being in the background.
I would really love to move into other things like film. I’m busy teaching myself to edit, shoot and score film. I will never stop producing music, but as far as recording goes, this might be my last solo album, I’m done, it not fun anymore. Lol.
Public Enemy…Kanye West
Everything, really…everything, from the “Grease” soundtrack to Jimmi Hendrix to N.W.A. I even have the Annie musical soundtrack.
My surroundings, I only reflect what I know directly, I never fantasize, never.
I’ll be chilling at home with my wife drinking vodka.