KE: Tell us a little about yourself?
Abodjah: I am Abojah Da Godman, I was born and raised in Port au Prince, Haiti, lived in Simon-Pele (aka SP) most of my life. Affiliated with Zodjak Klan, EnigmatiQ, I.L. Click.
KE: How long have you been making music?
Abodjah: Feels like forever but let’s say 15 years to be on the safe side.
KE: What influences you in making music?
Abodjah: All type of sounds, music, and artist but Hip Hop and Reggae (especially Bob Marley) are my greatest influences.
KE: Describe your music and what separates you from others?
Abodjah: I make music to speak on how I see people, situation, time, and space. I used some philosophy and psychology in my poetically (of course) expressed texts on a Rap/Hip-Hop instrumental. I try to disappear into the sound with my “flow” and lyrics while trying to bring a positive message. I have to say I fall in the category of “conscious artists”.
KE: Name 3 artists you would like to be compared to?
Abodjah: I admire much more than just 3 artists from different backgrounds, cultures, and generations, with each his ,or her own style and ways which makes the question an uneasy one for me to answer.
KE: Who would you like to work with in the near future?
Abodjah: My inability to predict the future unfortunately prevents me from answering yet another question. But I wouldn’t mind working with anyone with a positive message to deliver (and of course a “good”sound)
KE: Production Wise, who are your influences?
Abodjah: Hip Hop greats, Rakim, Nas, Biggy, 2Pac, Master DJi, RGM, IZI-One… (the list goes on and on and on…)
KE: Who does your production? And who would you like to work with?
Abodjah: Episode, Kenken, Bojixta, Rickstyle, Aro, Mo’Beatz, I wouldn’t mind getting a few tracks from names such as FredHype, Maestro, Power Surge etc…
Can you share with us your most embarrassing moment in your music career?
So we are at a party right, musician, rappers, host, DJs, and I kept referring to someone as someone else during the whole time. What is more embarrassing about it is I knew the person I was confusing the fellow with for a very long time but never knew that it was him. It’s funny now. But I didn’t hear the end of it throughout the whole party
KE: What’s your favorite Sports Team/ Car/Food/Drinks?
Abodjah: Haiti,Chicago Bulls (Jordan Era), Argentina. I’m not a such a big car fan. Diri a legim, sos pwa congo to the side, or diri blan with that sos pwa kongo and chicken mixed with it, also Bouyon , oh and Haitian with avocado. Movies, most Tom Hanks, Denzel, All Bruce Lee… Phenomenon, Marvel movies, Revolver, Inception, Memento, Pulp Fiction… the list doesn’t end…
KE: Any current/future projects you are working on or promoting?
Abodjah: Working currently on an Extended Play (EP) and the compilation of most of my work will be on “A”Like Abojah” presented by GoEvil and TRAS, thinking about an album also and the TRAS movement projects just to name a few.
KE: Can you give us a brief description of the creative process of your latest single/Album?
Abodjah: Sometimes I get the beat first and the sound dictates what would be a fit as far as the subject matter. Other times I already have the lyrics and would work with a producer to find a perfect fit for the text if we can. For “Chanje Vim” the latest single (produced by RickStyle. Video by Mackendy Jeune for TRAS)on the other hand, I partly had the lyrics there and when I heard the sound I felt like I had to make it into a whole song.
KE: Where can we find your music and info?
Abojah Da Godman Facebook, Instagram
Youtube Page: Mackendy Jeune
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