WORTHWHILE WAIT: LOCAL Rapper Slammer. _Photo: Contributed
Important for artists to have an autobiography
LOCAL Rapper Slammer, real name Jeffrey Haoseb, has finally launched his debut album, which includes an autobiography.
This move makes him the first Namibian artist to release an autobiography.
Sharing his excitement on his new album, Slammer explained that he feels that it is very important for any artist to have an autobiography.
“I have only seen international artists doing this, and when the sponsor of this project (Kiano Investments CC) suggested it, I was all game,” the artist said.
Jacob Amagulu, the owner of Kiano Investments CC, and former local Kwaito artist, known as Leghetto, said he decided to do this because according to him, it is very important for fans to know more about their favorite artists.
“Most fans don’t even know much about the artist whose music they like. They don’t even know where the singer was born and attended schools at. They don’t know this, because they have never been told about the artist,” Amagulu said.
The Hip Hop Is My Girlfriend hit maker said now that the autobiography is out, he would like to have it played on television because it will empower the youth. He would also like for it to feature on blogs.
The album, titled When I make it, has 20-tracks and was produced by Glo. The album features local artists such as Sunny Boy, Dice, 3DB, Paul Da Prince, Mr Diamonds, Glo, KaniBal, MZ and Salvador.
The former Academia Secondary School learner said he worked on the album for over three years. The rapper added that the songs on his album differs a lot from his old music. “I would rate this album as international standard. My old music is good, but this album is a classic because every record on this album is a vibe… it’s perfection,” he said.
The artist, who is inspired by local artists such as Mr Makoya and Gazza, said being in the music industry has given him a platform to serve as a voice for the nation and having such a huge responsibility has helped him to become a better person today.
Slammer is also known as the 187 rapper. He got the name from the 187 gang that he was in when he was younger. “We were a group of young men. All of the other members have already passed on. I am the only one who’s still alive. I decided to keep the name,” the artist explains.
Slammer is known by his singles such as Hip Hop Is My Girlfriend, Dance 4 Me featuring Baby-G, Fresh from the Hood and I Like.