Today’s pick is undoubtedly one of the most talented rappers I’ve heard recently. Born and raised in Clayton County in the south of Atlanta to Haitian parents, NASHBI is one of those artists that are making music not only because it’s a passion, it’s a mission. This guy is definitely born to turn his music into a message that needs to be spread to inspire others.
His brand new EP “GOD GIVEN” is a masterpiece of impeccable bars, powerful choruses, addictive productions and captivating melodies. Many genres are twisted together in these five hits: This is why every track in the EP is a new different experience but NASHBI’s timbre and sound are unique and recognizable, creating a constant rollercoaster of emotions for the listener.
His music is modern, catchy and most important, it’s honest. With a long list of huge plans for the rest of 2021 and many more aces up on his sleeves, He’s, Hands down, the hip-hop artist we should all listen to.
YMX: Hey NASHBI, thanks for sitting down with us. What would you say to all our readers new to your project?
NASHBI: I’m looking forward to you joining this journey of healing, self expression, and passion.
YMX: When did you know that music was something you wanted to pursue at an artistic level?
NASHBI: I knew I wanted to do music professionally when I watched Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise documentary. Something in my spirit burned and let me know that this is what I supposed to do with my life. I later met Big Sean face to face and rapped for him, it was a surreal moment when he told me my bars were amazing. Though we were supposed to connect that same night, a threat in the area prevented us from further connecting. Ironic enough, I ended up in New York City when he was performing for GMA Summerstage later that same year, and ended up on stage performing for the live audience while he was in the back. Believe it or not, we weren’t able to meet again that day, but I received the best gift ever. When I performed, the audience went absolutely wild. I then said to myself… “These people woke up at 4 am to come to watch Big Sean perform live, now they’re all cheering for you…you can do this music thing bro”.
YMX: You recently released “GOD GIVEN”. Can you tell us how that project came about?
NASHBI: God Given is a 5 track EP that expresses where I’ve been this past year and a half. The main premise of the EP is that I grew up and realized that this world was really dark and that wickedness really does exist. While in college I had many diverse experiences that all continued to lead me to a pretty dark place. I was discouraged because I felt like this world wasn’t everything I thought it out to be. I felt like I was always looking for something that one of my heroes would’ve been the ones to give me, but I learned that everything I needed was within and it was God who placed it there. The EP addresses this and so much more.
YMX: What is the one thing you would like people to feel while listening to your music?
NASHBI: Relief. Here’s some music that you can enjoy, but it’s also good for your soul.
YMX: How did the recent pandemic influence your creative process? is remote collaboration easy for you?
NASHBI: It manoeuvred my creative process for certain. I’ve always written music alone, but it was tough when both of my producers caught corona which definitely put a wedge in getting music completed.
YMX: Do you feel more confident writing music alone, or within a team?
NASHBI: Alone…Alone…Alone…I can work with other people in the room, but I prefer to be alone lol.
YMX: Can you name the last gig you played? Would you consider doing a Livestream concert?
NASHBI: The last gig I did was a safe size event in late 2020. It was amazing to be back on stage again. I can’t wait to get back on the road. Me and my team are actually working on a live stream concert as we speak.
YMX: Finally, what are your plans for the future? (releases, gigs etc.)
NASHBI: We’re going to be releasing many music videos and hopefully we’ll do a few shows this summer as well.