So basically, Moti Cakes is one of the best rappers of our time and I’m not even playing, I mean how many young people have you heard got featured on tracks by renowned artistes well you just heard of one–>Moti Cakes.Having been surrounded by music since the tender age of 8, you can rightfully say that music is second nature to him.We at GidiNoize were privileged to have an interview with this talented young man, so sit back, relax and enjoy!
GidiNoize Interviews Moti Cakes.
1.WHO IS MOTI CAKES?
Moti Cakes is a devoted student to the art form of spitttin dope rhymes.
Surrounded by music since the tender age of 8, I would like to think of
myself as a sample of everything I love about rap music. I think I
approach the mic like a ballerina or bugs bunny, u kno? Just hopping on
the track and bouncing.
2.CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND(EDUCATIONAL,FAMILY)?
Growing up in lagos, I attended Greensprings school, this is were I
polished my skills lol, that was when I started performing at school
events. After high school I moved to Florida to finish my studies there
hooked up with guitarist Sam Kugz and I got into the undergrown miami
hip hop scene, performing at several parties and shows.
3.WHEN DID YOU REALIZE MUSIC WAS YOUR CALLING?
I can’t really pin point exactly when, but I would say, I always had a
love affair with the funk and excitement of performing and ripping
beats, I always got overwhelmed everytime I heaRd a dope rhyme like”did u
hear what buddy said?”.
4.WHAT GENRE ARE YOU INTO AND WHY?
Oh wow, I am soo hip hop baby,my first obsession was with east coast
hard core rap thanks to influences from biggie, jay and nas, then I
later re fell in love with the old school true school sounds of a tribe
called quest and de la soul.
6.BEING A YOUNG ARTISTE COMES WITH A LOT OF CRITICISM AND DISAPPROVAL
ESPECIALLY FROM PARENTS ,HOW DO YOU COPE WITH THAT?
Actually, I’ve never really had that problem, my parents have always
been aware of my love for music and agenda, and they have been really
supportive of my dreams, and goals.
8.WHAT HAS BEEN THE GREATEST MOMENT OF YOUR MUSICAL CAREER?
Well, I wouldn’t say I’ve had a greatest moment yet, am still fresh out
the oven, but in December of 09′ I was in Port Harcourt in a studio
working on a song and to cut the long story short, Timaya heard me spit
on a track and he featured me on one his songs for his Dem Mama Soljas
album that same day, we then exchanged contacts and we met up in Lagos
4 days later to work on another song for his album, so yeah that was
9.OUTSIDE THE MUSIC SCENE WHO IS MOTI CAKES?
Outside music, am really all about SB chillin, rollin up and vibin, Am
all about my manchester united, am all about fly kicks(I love shoes), am
still all about good music all day. I don’t like flying, so going back
to gidi in christmas is always a scary movie, but I am still one of the
flyest indeed lol
10.ARE YOU SINGLE?LOL
I never had a twin lol
11.APART FROM MUSIC DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST?
Music has always been my main thing, but on the side I like to collect
sneakers, I admire the story each one tells lol. I used to play
football, now just on xbox, but I support my old trafford man u boys to
12.DO YOU INTEND ON GOING INTO MUSIC FULL TIME?
Yes I intend to make my mark in the industry.
13.WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS?
In 10 years I would hope to have maybe 3 classic albums under my belt
and get on my diddy and russel hustle and start plotting a take over of
the naija music industry lol.
14.THERE ARE A COUPLE OF YOUNG ARTISTES IN THE NIGERIAN MUSIC
INDUSTRY,WHAT MAKES YOU STAND OUT?
Good question, out of everybody that’s out right now, I feel am one of
the few who actually acknowledge that they are students of the genre, u
feel me? I feel like my style and swag represents a lot of the good old
vibe hip hop once had, people tell me one of my greater advantages is
that I am really versatile and my delivery is very unique, but I just
thing ikno how to rock a beat well, its the simple things that count.
15. GROWING UP,WHO WERE YOUR MUSICAL INFLUENCES?
R.I.P, B.I.G, I loved the big poppa flow it was so ahead of his time, I
listen to a lot of 90’s hip hop, I try to get inspiration right from the
source so as to not be too influenced with the music of more present
times if u dig what I am saying?
Am all about my Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Biggie, Early Nas n Jay,
Method Man and Lauren Hill.
16. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE NIGERIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY IS LACKING AND CAN
FILL THE VOID?
In defense of the Naija music industry, in the last couple of years it
has come a long way from what it used to be, so mad props to all the big
names in the industry right now that made that happen, with that said,
the rap industry is still looking for that act who’s gonna take the
music to the next level, a lot of artist out now are kind of corny,
because they tend to try and copy other peoples styles rather than
present something original.
18. WHATS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR SONGS?
I tend to let the instrumental influence the direction I take on a
track, am not a gangsta rapper, I tend to focus on wordplay, metaphors
and floetry, I still drop knowledge too lol.
19. IS THERE AN ALBUM OR MIXTAPE IN THE WORKS AND WHEN CAN WE EXPECT IT
Yes, Yes definitely, the “PepeSprayActivites” EP is in effect, coming
out March 2010, its an online release, it will be availiable for
download, about 8 tracks deep, every track sounds like a hit to me lol.
The idea was just to introduce my self to the people as something else,
am trying to feel the void and be that other vibe we need, D’banj is
hot, M.I is hot, but giv it a listen its somthing else, I dey tell u.
20. WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER UPCOMING ARTISTES?
Bros, don’t be afraid to be different, if not ur always gonna be under
someone elses shadow, swagga jacking is not coool.
21.ANY LAST WORDS FOR YOUR FANS?
You are very much appreciated, and I love you too, and for more info
about the Something Else EP, holla at me on facebook/twitter: Moti Cakes
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