ONE ON ONE WITH JOE SPAZM TERRY THA RAPMAN
‘I’m back to recording a full-length album after a six year hiatus. It’s going to be my 4th studio album. I dropped my first single this year by March titled “Baby Boy” featuring new Rap act Barz. Andre Vibes who is the son of the legendary Victor Uwaifo produced it. It has a video that’s getting massive airplay on terrestrial and cable stations.
‘I’m also simultaneously working on a mixtape called Joe Spazm 2.0 that is a sequel to my first ever mixtape hosted by DJ Jimmy Jatt in 2008. Then I’m working on my movie project called “Boyz are not smiling” in a month. I have picked film director Imoh Umoren to direct. The movie is loosely based on my life story but the characters are fictional, it’s about a rapper from the north coming to Lagos in search of a career and success but finds out Lagos is not the city of dreams he envisaged.
‘The rap game has evolved a lot since the days we started with the Rap pioneers and game changers years ago. Rap in Nigeria has gone mainstream and rappers have found a way to balance the hard gritty rap with commercial beats. Rappers are making more money than they used to, with concert fees and endorsements. The only downside is; rappers really doing pure Hip-hop in its true art form have reduced. This has been as a result of the media focusing more on club music, so rappers had to find a way to stay relevant or fade away. There is still hope because; our South African, Ghanaian and Kenyan counterparts have woken up doing more Hip-hop concerts and events. We are still yet to achieve this’ – Terry Tha Rapman.