Afrofusion artiste Whysohated releases his rhythmic debut single, "Hotspot." Adewale Oluwaseun Temitope, affectionately known as Whysohated is a Nigerian born and raised artist who is garnering attention in the United States. The California based artist started his musical journey while he was still in Nigeria and decided to pursue his burning passion for sound. Always known as the quiet boy growing up, he harvested an abundance of energy hand out to the people around him with the message he wants to share
Whysohated is vastly known for his ability to fuse beloved music genres and his diverse take on combining African-American sounds to create what he calls "vibe music," popularly known as Afrofusion.
"Hotspot" begins with the smooth and rhythmic sounds of the island, like instrumentation pulsing in an ambient fashion. Whysohated's vocals gently greet the up-tempo beat in a deep and soothing manner that sends chills down your spine. He vocalizes striking words that are meant to tell a story of the fiery love he has in his heart for this special someone who has swept him off his feet. The sizzling words he conveys like, "Baby, you put me on a hotspot," remain mesmerizing in the hook he delivers.
The tone that Whysohated conveys in his cadenced delivery has you hanging onto each line he performs. The unique flavor that he sprinkles into this piece heats things up while he exudes a vivid and comforting embrace on this sonic voyage. The delicate yet prevailing presence through each verse, chorus, and hook have you singing along to this record long after the song has ended. Whysohated manages to showcase his exclusive taste through the artistic versatility in this introduction to the music industry. With the force and talent he is putting forth, it is no doubt that he will remain unstoppable.
We love the up-tempo elements that this song holds. Could you please take us into what the creative process looked like when creating “Hotspot”?
Hotspot was a track I did when I was back in Nigeria where I grew up. African music has a vibe and if I want to make music like that I have to be in Africa. So when I made this song "hotspot" I was in a dark place honestly. I was angry and just wanted to be alone so I avoided everyone for a while even at the studio where I made music and worked with other artists as a songwriter. I decided to distract myself by going into fashion designing for a while. One day I was called by my producer "Mouzies" to help design some African clothes and I was there at the studio to drop off the clothes and also say hi to everybody. That day we decided to have fun at the studio. He was just playing with some chords and I was freestyling then I told him I liked what we made and we finished it and that was how Hotspot happened.
What does this record mean to you on a personal level?
Personally, the song "Hotspot" brought me hope and gave me more confidence in myself and my talent. I had been away from making music for so long I didn't think I could create a track like that organically just from freestyle.
What would you like listeners to take away from “Hotspot?”
I would like listeners to enjoy the African melodies and sounds put in the production of this track and also from the lyrics I want my listeners to never force a love that's basically what I was saying in that track always make sure whatever connection you have with someone is organic cus that's how it can only grow into something great.
Could you take us into how you feel after releasing this song as your debut single? Did you always know this would be your introduction to the music world?
First, I never knew this song would be my debut single as it's been in my email for years. I just got pissed at the fact that it's been there for a while covered with cyber cobwebs so I decided to just let it out to the world and trust the process. I feel great about this song being my debut single. Actually, it's doing better than I expected.
What can we expect to see next from you?
First, I would like to say thank you to BuzzMusic for the opportunity and ill be dropping a single called accent on the 9th of November also a video for that single and another single called "mars" by December 28 and definitely expect an E.P from me next year which is titled "weed and juice".