Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"We Almost Sold Mo'Hits Records"- Don Jazzy Reveals To HipHop World [Video]


    In this exclusive interview with HipHop World, Don Jazzy reveals how he started making music with Mr Solek, how he met Kas, JJC  ,and  how he finally met D'banj and their relationship .He also revealed they almost sold Mo'Hits Records to Storm Records for 1 million naira.
  D’Banj used to come to the studio in the JJC & 419 squad era. I just saw him as very funny character and he used to always bug us; I need a beat, in Nigeria things are popping off. I was like; okay dude, sing, you can’t sing. What can you do, can you rap, no you can’t rap. But he could play the mouth organ, I liked the way he used to play the mouth organ and he was very funny, so he used to crack us up. So we preferred to take him when we are going on shows on the road so that he would just be cracking us up. He used to make the road trips short for us; that was basically why we were taking me. If you watch some videos on Youtube, when we are performing you will see him at the back with his mouth organ, he will just be shouting “kilonshele!”, so that people would notice him. That’s the kind of person D’Banj is, any position you put him, he will stay there but he will try and make sure that you must notice that someone is there. And when I was leaving JJC & 419 Squad to go set up my own stuff, he was the only one that was like; now that everybody was taking a break, since we are close in the studio, that should he follow me. I said “where are you following me to? You are following someone that does not have money. I already know that I have talent, it would work for me at some point but for now I just need to settle my head”. He was like; no, you can do this thing, in the studio everyone knows that you are the one making the beats. I really liked his belief in me from them. I was like; for this guy to do this that you decided to follow me. Since the UK market was petty dominated by JJC & 419 Squad, the Nigerian scene, let’s go to where they don’t know us and we can start from scratch and come up. Let’s go and do an album. So we went to a friend of mine’s studio, I begged him to use the studio. We didn’t have the time, so we rushed the first album in like two weeks and it was done. As we had that copy like this, oya let’s go to Nigeria now and see what happens. That’s how D’Banj came into the picture. Well the confidence wouldn’t have been there if not that two weeks happened to be around the time they were doing Nigeria’s independence in London and for some reason we had to perform alone instead of with the group, JJC & 419 Squad, as we normally do. We never used to perform individually.                                                  

Watch the interview below

9 comments:

  1. Good u didnt sell your fortune to a disorganized label like that

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  2. Yes Its DON JAZZY Again.. GOD BLESS #IDJA

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  3. dbanj donjazzy the are all liers believe me ask dbanj he will tell you another story so why should i believe you two stop all this shit and you both should shut up since u all have break up face your own business and stop embarassing yourself in public am tired of dis stories

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    1. Thanks jojo, these guys lacks integrity. The r only seeking for cheap popularity, they shld bury their head in shame for been a public disgrace. A mature mind will only move and carry on if u got something to offer. I forgot, they r just street urgins in fancy cloths. Mchew!

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  4. Jojo nd anonymous..u two sayin crap, Ur very ignorant nd very far from success... If u had jobs or wasn't interested, u wundnt av clicked on d link in d 1st place... Every1 goes through setbacks in life. Change is constant... If u dnt realise that nd respect the fact that it is a hard time for these people who av given us good music over the years and improved our status/face in the international scene, den Ur more of 2 big idiots dan i tot...

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  5. Don Jazzy, u the best

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  6. They've got their lives to live. Go abroad and tell of the group that stood together till eternity. Jackson 5 happened be blood brothers yet they went their different ways, so why all the fuss that dbanj and don jazzy have parted ways. Just like someone said the only thing that's constant in life is change, so let them go their different ways and let's see who's going to be the real star. They've got themselves in different field- while dbanj is a singer don jazzy does his thing in the studio so it's good for them. Let's just see this as a form of healthy rivalry that is going to spur the both of them to greatness and stardom. Cheers One Love!

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  7. Either of the pair seem unatural to me without the other.

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  8. Don Jazzy was totally laid back in this interview..and I figure that's why JJC wasn't really angry at him. Rather he corroborated some stuff Don Jazzy said. In all of these, DBanj shouldn't misrepresent..no beefing! Respect.

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