Dr_Drilla is a final-year student of KNUST, studying BSc. Agriculture with Animal Health as a major. He is also an upcoming artiste. Rumors are that he is KNUST’s hottest rapper. However, in his own words, he clearly stated such claims are endorsements from top moguls in the industry and his peers on campus. We delve into the Twitter Interview with Dr_Drilla.
Your album release is making waves. Can we get some more details from you? It is better if it’s from the horse’s own mouth.
The album is #DeadSerious. The release date is on my birthday, 4th February 2016. It took me practically 6 months to put this together, and it’s been quite a long journey. But we’re grateful to God for how far we have come with this album.
Why is it titled #DeadSerious?
It’s titled #DeadSerious because it addresses issues from things I have observed about myself, to other life experiences that I have been through. I must confess, it’s not been an easy one.
Going forward, I think I have to be more focused to achieve what I have set out for. And I can only do this when I’m #DeadSerious.
What should we expect from the album?
People should expect themes of inspiration and as usual, some punchlines and puns. Basically, good music is what we’re bringing to people.
How many tracks are on the album?
There are 10 tracks on this album. Other upcoming artistes featured on my album include Mr. Denah, Evance and Freddy Leecom.
From your album, which song is your favorite and why?
I don’t have a favorite. Every track has its unique message so I love all of them equally.
Who, or what, inspired you to write this album?
Life experiences inspired this album. And to whom, I’d say my mum.
Who are your favorite local and foreign rappers?
Rappers like Kendrick Lamar, EL, Manifest Edem, Stonebwoy, and Sarkodie. [They are] not necessarily favorite rappers, but I take cues and lessons from them.
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
I see myself as a successful act and one of GH’s hottest MC’s. Also an inspiration to the youth and upcoming artistes like myself.
What is the toughest challenge you faced when recording your album?
Juggling recording times with lecture hours, because most of the producers I worked with on the album are also students. So most times, their schedules conflict with mine, and that was an uphill challenge for me.
In your view, who are your Top 5 Hip-Hop Producers in Ghana?
Kill Beatz, Magnom Beats, Hammer, Fortune and Jay so.
Do you have a manager?
I don’t have a manager. I have a team with each one of them performing assigned roles.
Who, or what, keeps you going?
Do you have any last words or acknowledgments to share with threesixtyGh?
I’d like to thank God for how far he’s brought me and to the Watsuptek team for giving me this opportunity.
I’d like to acknowledge a few people who have supported me to this level: Freddy Leecom, Richard Denah, Spider6four, Nii Korley Commodore, and Evance. And to all my fans, keep your head up. Don’t let the world change you, change the world.
Thanks for your time. We wish you the best of luck in your career!
Interview by: Kwesi Otoo