Wavey, creative and different: Meet emerging UK rap artist, Oso Wavey Jay

What inspired you to begin a career in music?

The problems in my community and the things going on around me really inspired me to start making music. I was getting involved in negativity so I realised I had to make a change. I’ve always been a creative person so I decided to start taking music seriously.

Who are your biggest musical influences?

My biggest musical influence would have to be Dave. The way he expresses himself, puts his feelings into his bars and the topics he talks about in his music really influenced me when I started writing. I also had a lot of things that I was going through so I needed a mechanism to express my feelings.

Everyone experiences good days and bad days, as a musician, when you have a bad day, what motivates you to keep moving and look ahead to the future?

The main that keeps me going is the motivation I get from my people. They are always giving me positive words of encouragement like ‘I’m going to go far’, and that ‘I’m going to blow’. Their words really keep me motivated and  I can see that they really want me to keep doing this music thing, it helps a lot.

Throughout your musical career, have you experienced any ‘wow’ moments? Those moments that you stop to reflect and can’t believe you are where you are?

The fact that people are liking my music, my sound and how I rap. The feedback I’ve had so far has been great. It encourages me to believe that when I start releasing new music and getting it out there more and more people will enjoy what I do.

What differs you and your sound from other upcoming artists in the music industry?

In my opinion – my lyrics, my flows and the types of beats I use when I rap.

Your debut release ‘Soulja’ is out now via all major digital platforms, can you describe the single in 3 words?

Wavey, creative and different!

What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this career?

Always keep your head up, keep moving forward and most importantly never give up!

What does the foreseeable future hold for you as an artist?

I would like to go as far as I can with this music thing and get myself into a better position than I am now. I want to make my parents proud and make everyone who doubted me know what I’m all about. Hopefully I blow up, we will have to wait and see.

Anything else you would like to add?

Thanks for having me – my debut single ‘Soulja” is out now via all major digital platforms.

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