on august 19, in the late 90’s, born, was an abnormal life form.
Some say, an”indigo warrior” to others a “beast of bliss” and yet to others, merely a child, named mandela joseph
Raised in the city of capetown, underneath the roof of harrington ave. where this being of creation became instinctively infatuated with, vibrations, and sound, poetry and the feelings that they caused. Then came hiphop,with initial influences of the 70’s 80’s and 90’s.
Early idols were, the voice of Elvis Presley,the words of John Lennon, and the energy, rythym, and emotions of tupac.
After 5 years of life on earth, something spectacular happened without warning. The 2000’s! in which a time, all music, sound, and frequencies became a glue, for this young sponge of life. there was no sound deemed undesireable.
As a matter of fact, music was the sole ecape from,authority, religion, and rules! Listening to bands and artists such as, The Rolling Stones, Quiet Riot, Kiss,Tom Petty, The bengals, Krs-one, Run dmc, the Beastie Boys Kool Moe D, LL, Slick Rick, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Madonna Epmd, Eric B & Rakim, Bon Jovi, Red Hot Chili Peppers. 2pac. biggie, NWA, and ultimately, “scratch Attack” on Z89
In the early 2000’s mandela’s bestfriend purchased an organ,wich had a four track midi sequencer built in. he taught him how to play “amaizing Grace” and how to flow pac and the intriuge began.in 2012, he recorded his first track, and neverlooked back. From that point on, he started doing cyphers on the streets, battling every nigga tht came his way. And began learning how to produce music, and write songs!
And now, in the year 2014, Mandela aka “Ade” is now ready to share his discoveries and creations with the universe that created him
music is a food for the soul and it’s something anyone out there should take seriously
What Music activities are you involved in?
Recording artist, songwriter, composer, producer, engineer? am so involved in recording rap music and making instrumentals
What are you most proud of musically?
am so proud of my lyricism and the poetry I put in a song, total art
How would you describe your music?
I can say my music is something that hasn’t been seen in years, old school fused with a new school vibe.
and mixing spoken word on beat, generally it’s amazing
Who is your favourite artist?
I can say Eminem & Hopsin, though am much to the old school rap
What are you trying to say through your music?
I wanna be a voice for so many people out there that have gone through what I have gone through mentally and emotionally, so it’s never too late to start over
What artists do you sound closest too?
More like Hopsin, I can say
How did you become interested in music?
it all started with writing poems but I felt something was missing, so I was going through my old poems and I felt the rhythm so had to play it on the piano and that’s how the magic came about
What is another genre of music, different from the one you play, that you like?
that would prolly be rock n roll because I love going crazy Hehehe
What drives you as a musician to keep making music?
my inner person, I always feel that urge that I have to do this music, it’s more like an escape from the world
Do your family and friends support you pursuing your passion for music?
Yeahh I get a lot of support but my father doesn’t support me in it, that’s the big problem
What advice would you give to young musicians starting out?
it’s all about staying true to yourself, just stay real and you gon’ make it
Do you worry about making it in todays music industry?
Yeahh actually I do because the type of music am doing is the trendy type youths are bumping to, only the intellectual guys are gone feel it
Do you write your own music?
yeah I do
How long does it take you to write a song from start to finish?
writing is a part of me, was writing before rapping, so it takes little time to complete a song
Do you listen to a lot of music? if so what type?
yes am ever listen to music, especially old school rap and underground hiphop
Do you feel the music you listen to affects who you are?
in a way it does deeply
When do you feel you’re the most creative musically?
when am in the booth, and am reciting my lyrics, sometimes I never believe I wrote such dope stuff hehe
What was your first memory of music?
my first rap battle, I was a rookie but called out a vet and made him uncomfortable on stage lyrically
My final thoughts to inspire young musicians:
always take music as a part of you don’t just see it as art.. keep it real to yourself too
thanks to all of you out there bumping to my music and thanks for the interview
Thank you on behalf of Listening Edge Records for taking time to share with us your thoughts on music, and helping inspire musicians of all ages.Trevor Baron President Listening Edge Records