Guju Slang Kid – AFTER PARTY

Guju Slang Kid – AFTER PARTY

This post is dedicated to Guju Slang Kid – a talented and creative artist who happens to be my friend.

He has recently released his first single – After Party – a feel good tune with uplifting beats which will have you moving to the music before you know it!

Guju Slang Kid - After Party
Guju Slang Kid – After Party

Guju Slang Kid brings his mother tongue Gujarati to the rap scene by combining it with a house/club beat which creates a blend of modern elements whilst rapping in his first language.

I caught up with Guju Slang Kid to ask him a few questions about his music journey.

Where are you originally from?

I was born in Nairobi, Kenya and I moved to Northampton at the age of 11. In terms of origin, my family is from Gujurat in India

What got you into rapping?

From an early age, I have had a passion for music and for writing my own lyrics and songs in various languages. My friends and I used to beat box and rap together at the basketball court and we hung around in the area where we lived. Rapping is a reminder of those great times and simple pleasures that makes us smile

What music did you grow up listening to?

I used to listen to mixtapes of UK and US artists such as Kano, Stormzy, So Solid Crew, Dizzy Rascal, and Skepta, Tupac, Dr Dre, 50 Cent, Eminem, Snoop Dog and so many more, but I also listened to Northampton artists who I went to school with

What inspired you most to release your first single?

I have been writing lyrics since a young age, and I wanted to put them into motion and make them a reality. My goal is to bring good vibes and inspire more people to make music. I find immense joy in knowing that my music can uplift and bring a smile to people’s faces

Do you think you can be any better as a musician and how would you like to achieve it?

Everybody can grow with experience and by having a can do attitude and learning from others, I believe that anybody can be a better musician

How do you feel now your 1st single has been released?

I feel happy that people can finally listen to my track. It feels like all the hard work has paid off

What is the song about?

The song celebrates great humour between friends and family along with coming together, dancing, letting loose and enjoying yourself

Why have you chosen to create this tune in a different language?

Growing up in Kenya whilst having an Indian origin allowed me to learn different languages. My grandmother’s influence helped me become fluent in Gujarati and I learned Hindi by watching Bollywood soaps and films. Also, listening to a diverse range of music has inspired me to integrate rapping in various languages with modern style beats in the hope of bringing a wide range of audiences to my music

What are your plans to make a difference?

By raising more awareness in the hope that more people can relate to what the words mean and bring that extra bit of joy into their life

Where do you see your career going?

I don’t see this as a career, I see this as a hobby and a passion for music and a way to get my vibes heard

I enjoyed finding out a bit more about Guju Slang Kid and his debut single. He says he is ‘determined to bring authentic and relatable music to the industry.’ I say we should celebrate anyone who is creative and is brave enough to put themselves out there – it’s an inspiration to all!

I, for one, will look forward to seeing his new journey unfold.

To get ‘After Party’ go to Guju Slang Kid’s website, but for those that can’t wait, listen below! Enjoy!

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