EdotFamousz has an individual sound that taking the music industry by storm and is impossible to categorize. With influences as diverse as Drake, Chris Brown, 50 Cent and Lil Wayne, as well as soul artists like Marvin Gaye and Donny Hathaway, Edot is never pigeon-holed to one specific genre. His eclectic blend of hip-hop, R&B, and trap contain soulful undertones and relatable lyrics that keep his listeners coming back for more. Born, Nkruma Kojo Nkuah in Ghana, Africa, Edot relocated to Toronto, Canada when he was 4 years old. He began his musical career in 2009 and started recording songs in his basement. Since then Edot has been establishing his craft from the ground up. His new EP “Millenials” is out now and available on all major streaming platforms.
EdotFamousz’s new single “Swimming Pools” is in collaboration with Sauce ronaa and comes in with an alluring intro to capture listeners from the offset. The word addictive works well to describe this harmonically-rich song. “Swimming Pools” teeters on the edge of R&B, hip-hop, and trap. The experience leaves a definitive mark on listeners that find a way to relate to the vulnerability and realness in the lyrics. You head back to trace these bars along with a little more detail, to try to bridge that gap between the calm, spoken word and the soulful, anthem-like hook melody. Conceptually there are different ideas at work, but for the most part, you get an energetic aura of desire, drive, and motivation. For those looking for something different right now, to inspire and enthuse them, “Swimming Pools” could be the one. Individually each artist has something special to offer, and in collaboration, they create thoughtful and genuine tracks that leave the listener craving more!
Listen to “Swimming Pools” here and read more with Edot in our interview below!
Hey EdotFamousz! Welcome to BuzzMusic! What inspired you to first begin making music and releasing it to the public?
Hey Buzz music what really inspired me to make music and put it out there is my mom and dad. They both make music they both sing at church and that really inspired me to get into music. It was just all around me growing up, I went from singing in the church choir to leading the church choir. I loved every second of it.
You seem to be an artist that puts more thought into his lyrics than most. What can you tell us about the lyrical depth within “Swimming Pools”?
Well, swimming pool is about having intercourse with a girl. The lyrics describe how I went about doing it and how I like it. I used swimming pools because I’ve never heard it be used before and I wanted this song to be different. In my opinion, it keeps the listeners more intrigued when you make them have to think about what you’re saying; then when you just say it directly. Also adds more flavour to the music.
Since you’ve been making music for several years, how would you compare some of the earlier material you’ve written to your newest release “Swimming Pool”?
When I first started making music I started with gospel music because that’s where I was raised in music in the church. Because of that, I used to be scared to say what was on my mind and really express myself in my music just because you don’t know who’s listening, who’s judging, etc. I used to care but what other people thought about what I said in my music but then I started to notice that you can’t be scared of what other people think or else you won’t make the best music you can make. Now I’m here making some of my best stuff. It’s definitely been learning curve.
We’ve also been bumping your EP “Millenials”! Congratulations on that. What have been some of your proudest or most memorable moments in music so far?
The proudest moment in my music career is the time I opened for Sean Kingston in London Ontario at the Cowboys ranch in 2017. That was the biggest crowd I’ve ever performed for almost 1500 people, and after that show, I was really motivated to drop my EP millennials. That show had me writing songs like Picasso MOE and younger it was a crazy experience.
We really appreciate you chatting with us about your incredible music! What’s next for you artistically? Does your creativity manifest itself in other ways?
I appreciate you guys taking the time to chat with me about my music. I got some singles coming out you guys stay tuned for that, also I'm a Music man I play the drums, I play the keyboard a little bit and that’s about it Either then singing and rapping. I’m all music, music is life.
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