Music made them do it!
The duo from the Zambezi region but grew up in Windhoek went for the jagular releasing a single called NDF on SoundCloud, challenging the brutality by some Namibian Defence force members in the Operation Kalari.
“Our name North East is because we come from the Zambezi region and grew up in Windhoek. we wanted to represent our heritage through our vernacular and English lyrics, “Priddy Faded said. But just how did they get the guts to go after the NDF?
” The song was released!late last year aimed at giving the youth a voice and due to the violence that took place last year from our own soldiers. we felt the need to act as a voice for those who can not express themselves,” he said.
Thought still studying and eager to make it in music the duo believes it’s not all rosy in the Namibian hip hop circles.
” The challenges faced by upcoming artists such as our selves is the fact that bookings and studio time are difficult to acquire due to the fact that when its bookings they will either pay you peanuts or nothing at all. If its studio time some producers tend to rush the process but we believe that one day all the hard work will pay off, ” they said.
The artists believe the sky is the limit.
” In three years time we will have successful careers that will take us across African borders and put not just ourselves but Namibian Trap/Hip hop on the map because we see ourselves as young individuals with ambition beyond all measures and we have the abilities to push the culture to a level never seen before, ” the said.
“What inspires us the most is our mothers and ensuring that we can make a career from simple ideas through music that carries meaning.”