Joogi - 10 Questions Music Interview
Joogi 's musical roots grew out of his passion for dancing which was the first stepping stone on his music path He started off as a B-boy dancer in his school and fell in love with hip hop music and culture. He then started making rap freestyle videos on Instagram and unexpectedly, one of the videos became viral as it was a situation regarding the struggles of Sudan. His musical style is based on rappers like Lil Mosey Juice WRLD and many others. Joogi is determined to make it into mainstream music with hopes of being recognized by major labels in the scene. His debut single on Spotify "They Ain't Me" is about not caring what people say about you, and just doing what you love to do, as long as it makes you happy.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
It all started when I was scrolling through YouTube and saw a guy named "EMINEM" who performed a rap battle in a movie called "8 miles" Since then, I started hearing various amounts of hip hop music from people like "Lil Uzi Vert" to "J. Cole" I draw inspiration from them and think how I could use my life and write a song about it.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
The Craziest thing that really happened was honestly you guys (10 Questions Blog) approving my music and deciding to play it on your radio and feature it on your blog. Like I can't believe that actually just happened. Somebody all the way from Malaysia actually got featured on an America music blog.
What has been the high point of your music path?
The highest point in my music path is probably when I first started off making music. back then, I had so many ideas on how I wanna write my songs, etc. but yea, as you go higher, levels get harder
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
I always watched a lot of cartoons/movies from Netflix (stuff like Batman, Archers, South Park, or Rick and Morty) so when it came to songwriting, I would write a punchline about a certain character, a certain joke from that series. and yea, that just gives my tracks a bit more flavor.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
I think the biggest challenge for an artist is being able to get exposure. you can make a really bad track but still be famous, like it's really about marketing. Perhaps if there's one thing I would change about this industry, it would be every musician will be taught a guaranteed win "Marketing Strategy."
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
I would share the stage with Kidd Kweezy. If you don't know already, he was featured on my latest track "Waited" He seems like the guy who would vibe to anyone. like he isn't the type of guy who just thinks you're weird . and even when you act super weird, he would follow you. feel like me and him would perform well on stage.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
I have never performed a live show before. But if I do, I would make sure I'm at an enthusiastic state before I even perform.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
I would say "waited" was my hardest track to write. because I have never written anything really sad before. Especially when it's talking about someone else. like normally, I would hop on an upbeat type song as it was pretty easy for me. But for "waited" it took a week to get the song done.
What's coming up in the future? I have a lot of tracks done and ready to be released anytime. I'm just waiting for the right time to do so. Here's one, its called "Cool Girl" and the song is a whole vibe man. I bet y'alll would be bopping to that song in the car.
Tell us where fans can access your music?
Listen on Spotify.
Connect on Instagram.