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XCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH “SNATCHA” OF HIPHOP/ ROCK INFLUENCED DUO “ROOF TOP MC’S”

After the massive hit song “Lagimo” dropped and shook the airwaves… Roof top MC’s have been a must-watch-out-for and also a well sort out  group… breaking the jinx of normal nigerian music of poor artistry and bringing to us a new light to which others have dared to follow… as amazing as this dudes can be its a duo band consisting of SNATCHA & KLEVA. Masterminds fusing hip hop and rock in a most compelling way, you will agree with me that they are one of the most outstanding rock acts in the Nigerian Rock history…
lucky as I was … I was able to catch up on SNATCHA for an exclusively packaged interview… although my info on this group may be limited . Join me as we discover more about this great guys…

INTERVIEW.

RKXL :-
good day bro its nice having you on the RKXL blog today… how are you feeling?

SNATCHA:-
Feeling stronger & armed, Feels good to be  alive

RKXL:-
that’s great .. snatcha of roof top mc’s can you please give us a brief history of the group ?

SNATCHA:-
We started 14years ago in unilag first with 6 members later few members left leaving kleva n I

RKXL:-
WOW that’s a long time coming bro, i  guess things happen for a reason

SNATCHA:-
Most definitely

RKXL:-
i know you guys are originally a hip hop duo with rock influences… now if i must ask what inspired you into rock?

SNATCHA:-
I fell in love with hip hop n rock at the same time. After I heard sugar hill gangs rappers delight the next song I heard was run dmc n Aerosmith walk this way.. The thing with rock music is, u cant help but have deep lyrics So I started looking for more rock guys

RKXL:-
nice… so how did “roof top mc ” come about… why that name? , and when did it officially begin?

SNATCHA:-
Jesus told his Disciples whatever I whisper in your ear shout it out on the roof top, we began on Sept 16 1999, We were called gforce then

RKXL:-
That’s inspiring! , now how have you been talking about challenges, victories, joys, sorrows e.t.c ..

SNATCHA:-
It’s been interesting and a learning process we are still learning.  Back then we faced major opposition cos of our message and our style, Wish I could go in depth but I don’t want to scare your readers. But  God has been good

RKXL:-
lol… scare ke? this guys can take in anything …

SNATCHA:-
Wait for my book, Actually you ll get to hear some on my  album

RKXL:-
HMMM i guess that’s a hint takes note of album & book we shall get back to that later… now considering your genre of music? can you tell me about it.. i sometimes have the urge to label you guys “nu-metal” or “rap rock”

SNATCHA:-
The easiest label is alternative rock.  But really we don’t like labels because if we say it’s rap that’s all u il expect same with rock But if we say we do rooftopmcs music then we define the music Not the music defining us

RKXL:-
Well played… so back to the album.. whats in store for us , whats the title?  , any single coming soon ?

SNATCHA:-
Dropped a single recently decided to experiment with something different.  The first thing I get is an album title and that sets the Direction for the album. So there’s a theme. The album will have about 5 alternative rock songs and a few other styles I’m not ready to reveal the album title yet

RKXL:-
Given us the silent treatment right?..lol..
anyway there’s news on the rock valley that you are working on a heavy metal duet on the album?

SNATCHA:-
Heavy n death metal but still a maybe

RKXL:-
Now we all are witnessing a sudden and semi rapid appreciation of Rock music in Nigeria, do you think it is here to stay ?

SNATCHA:-
When we started we were lone voices, later some came some left. As long as the core fans remain faithful and not get swayed by the “Afrobeats” fad around now cos that wont last. Rock music changes society reshapes mindsets so definitely its here to stay

RKXL:-
you’ve been a rock fan for a long time i guess, so may i know your top 5 best bands

SNATCHA:-
Top 5 hmm that ll be hard, These are some bands that have shaped me one way or the other Nirvana, Rolling
Stones, U2, linkin park, DC talk, P.O.D

RKXL:-
in the journey of your career so far… can you mention those who have influenced and affected you positively ?
and those you look up to?

SNATCHA:-
I have been inspired by guys like Dc talk jars of clay. Faced more negativity than positivity.  But through it all its always been God. He Has been the driving force!

RKXL:-
As humans we all have our dreams and goals we wanna achieve .. may i know yours?

SNATCHA:-
Kilode? U want to steal my ideas?, Next question abeg

RKXL:-
lol… ideas gini??, anyway .. give an advise to your fans out there ..and rock music fans and lovers all over the world!

SNATCHA:-
Best advice to give rock fans is always ROCK ON!!! To my fans watch out for four albums this year one from kleva one from protek one from me and one from rooftopmcs..

RKXL:-
okay sir. that’s it for now, thank you for gracing us on the RKXL we are grateful, jah bless and Rock on m/

SNATCHA:-
Thanks Bless u too 🙂

*NOTE:- ROOFtopmcs started a collective called rooftopclan and protek is a part of rooftop clan so is snatcha n kleva and rooftopmcs , so don’t get it twisted y’all..

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