Today on our Hot Seat we have NuKe Major with us. Let’s have a chat with him.
Twist Online : First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
NuKe Major : I’m NuKe Major, Nigerian/American artist and CEO of STAR7 Records Inc. Born in Washington, DC; I was raised In Lagos, Nigeria and came back to DC at age 16. I like to refer to my style of music as Afro-Trap/Rap. I make music because it’s what I love to do – it’s what makes me feel alive; I also want to use my platform as a means to take care of my daughter, feed my family and make an even bigger impact in my community. My latest project CHAPTERXXIII: Better Late Than Never released on July 19th and is currently available for streaming on iTunes and all digital stores.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
NuKe Major : I started writing at a young age, music has always been an avenue for me to express myself. I’m not sure I’d consider myself an industry artist, I just want to create great music for my fans to enjoy for years to come. As for what inspires my writing, I’d say mostly, past experiences, troubles, victories, goals/ambitions etc.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent project “ChapterXXIII: Better Late Than Never”?
NuKe Major : This tape is very special to me, it’s a compilation of some of the dopest singles recorded at age 23, hence the name. The tape for me, reflects growth in creativity, especially in the improvement of my sound now that I mix and master all of my music. It also highlights more of my African heritage than my previous projects through the vibes on records like “stay patient”, “Eminado”, “hold your applause” etc. I’m Just very grateful to all the producers, my team, family, fans and all involved in its creation.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
NuKe Major : The responses have been nothing but great and positive! My listeners are people who care to think and rage on a different level so it’s all just crazy love and dope responses.
“Lay Low” with my bro Keon is a crowd favorite on there, I got Joematic – a Ghanaian artist on “Big batty gal” which is another crazy record on the project, ”Stay patient” is an absolute vibe, “Backend”, “Hold your applause” are going crazy too so I’m just really humbled by the whole thing.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
NuKe Major : [Ha-ha] Well that’s a tough one because I love being in the studio creating as much as I love being able to be out there rocking those moments with my fans.
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
NuKe Major : I can’t say I have a particular favorite genre but right now I’m vibing a lot to afro/dancehall, urban trap and west coast rap music. I just like whatever sounds good to my ears.
Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve?
NuKe Major : My goal has always been to keep pushing my boundaries with my craft and find new ways to express my mind state and my life through my music. The happiness I get from being able to create these bodies of work can’t be explained and I never intend to stop.
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
NuKe Major : At any point in time I’m most likely working on some new material, the vault is continually being stacked, so whenever the energy feels right, I’ll definitely drop something crazy for the fans.