$amad (born Samad Folami) is a hip hop artist from Lagos, Nigeria. $amad is a young artist at just 19 years of age. Currently, he is attending school in Vancouver while pursuing his goals in the music industry and pursuing his craft.
$amad has released a new single called “Guapanese”. This song is a collaborative effort featuring V3nic3. This single is introduced by a well crafted synth line that sparks a melancholic mood. Shortly thereafter, the vocals and beat enter and introduce a much more upbeat groove. The lyrics themselves carry the tune with a great rhythmic intensity. The beat keeps the the song grounded and is the perfect backdrop to the complexity of the lyrics. V3nic3 provides a good amount of variety throughout the song, trading back and forth with $amad in an organic way. The production value and maturity of the songwriting is very high, which is impressive considering that this artist is only 19 years of age. This is a fantastically done rap song that we highly recommend you check out. We can’t wait to see what else this young and talented artist comes up with.
Listen to “Guapanese” here and get to know more about $amad below!
Thanks for catching up with us! First of all, how and when did you first start getting into music and rap?
Funny it all started with a verse I heard from Joey badass on this song by Mac Miller(RIP)
The verse was too hard, the bars were were crazy and it just really inspired me to do this and express myself through music and this all started back in 2015 back home.
You’re from Lagos, Nigeria. How would you describe the overall music scene there? How does it compare to the music scene in Vancouver, where you are currently studying?
The music scene back home is so different and it literally on it own wave with Afrobeats which is amazing with the culture I really like the sounds back home, compared to the scene in Vancouver it’s so different Vancouver has more of the emo rap and trap/hip hop sound which is more of what I do but still repping where I’m from, been trying to work on some afrotrap songs so I might drop something in the future.
What is your writing process like? How do you write your music and put it all together?
Honestly writing has gotten easy for me over time because when I first started I used to write a lot of verses and freestyle a lot so nowadays when I’m writing a song I listen to the beat multiple times you know to get my flow then I just write what I’m feeling or what’s going on around me at that time in my life depending on what the song is about and cheetah does his magic with the mixing.
Who would you say your biggest musical influences are?
Honestly, I have numerous influences like Joey Badass, Big Sean, 21savage, Travis Scott but I think my biggest influence is Kanye West, the mans just a genius.
What can we hope to see from you in the near future?
This year I just want to release a lot of music, a lot of singles and at the End of the year I might drop a 4-5 track EP to cap it off, Yh but for now my next track is gonna be CINDERELLA (ft. Kaycee & V3NIC3) produced by DIB. So stay tuned and thank you.
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