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A leading Gambian rap star Freaky Joe, is making headlines in the United States. The rapper has earned himself celebrity status over night. Call him a household name you make no mistake. Across Atlanta, Georgia and elsewhere across the country, the promising young artist is being treated as a celebrity. His fame can be attributable to his powerful rap lyrics characterized by his melodious voice.
Freaky who grew up as a music lover was a long time admirer of the late American rap King 2 Pac Shakur. Thanks toÂ his dynamic Management team led by Pa Ousman Joof, Freaky is today excelling in his musical career. In an interview with the Freedom Newspaper, the Gambian rapper commented on his life as a rapper, challenges facing Gambian musicians, the governmentâ€™s efforts to promote Gambian artists, official graft, Jammehâ€™s Hiv/Aids cure among host of other topical issues. Our Managing Editor Pa Nderry Mâ€™Bai reaches Freaky at his Atlanta residence for an interview. Below is the full text of the interview we had with the popular rapper. Please read onâ€¦.
Freedom Newspaper: Good day, Gambian rap star Freaky Joe. You have been criss-crossing the United States in the recent time trying to build a solid musical base. What inspired you to bring Gambian rap to the US?
Freaky Joe: Thanks and greetings in the name ofÂ Allah-the most high. Well, it is as a result of the positive mind, dedication and love I have for music and my country that I decided, with the help of God to bring Gambian music to the US. Seeing that the Gambia is not internationally recognized in terms of music, I want to be the first GAMBIAN to bring this recognition and the US is a good starting point.
Freedom Newspaper: How is your promotional tour of the US going so far?
Freaky Joe: We thank God. Itâ€™s been going pretty good. I am here to produce and promote the CD version of my new album â€œ4 EVER IN LUVâ€. I am therefore going to the different states for this purpose. I have been to New York, Minnesota and New Orleans. I should be having my album release party at the Howard Johnson on 2572 Candler road in Decatur-ga 30032 on May 19th 2007. I should be attending a big black festival in Jackson- Mississippi on May 26th and I should be in Seattle-Washington on June 2nd after which I go back to the Gambia on June 10th. For details you may log onto www.gambiantalents.com or call 404-593-6215.
Freedom Newspaper: As a keen follower of your musical activities, we have realized that most of your songs, centered on reconciliation, peace, harmony, unity, development and positive living. Can you tell us why you choose to take such a route, as a leading Gambian musician?
Freaky Joe: Well, I do music to create a positive impact in the lives of the people. To tell you the truth, I really donâ€™t have control of what I sing about. I write my songs base on the inspiration I get at that present moment. In short, it is nature that determines what I sing at every point in time. I do have songs that deal with other subjects different from the above. Just get a copy of my 1st or 2nd CD. You will know what Iâ€™ m talking about.
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