Mixtapes and Eps seem to be a huge thing at SLA recently. Whether it’s a serious album or one just for laughs is seems as though we all take some form of interest in hearing them or talking about them when they involve people from the school. I decided it was time to talk to these artist and get a better idea of their music and what it´s all about.
¨ It just comes to me, i blirt off of what comes to my head ,¨ is what Junior Opoku Kwatang had to say about his mixtapes. He started rapping in the 6th grade as a form of self expression.
¨ I started making beats just beats and I realized I was really good so I started to write rhymes to go with them. It started working really well so then I started doing it as a pastime.¨
He believes that his songs are very deep and from a place in his heart. Much like another fellow Junior Mehki Friend who describes his song as ¨wise, playful and memorable¨.
¨ I just want people to relate to my raps. I rap about my life and the things I´ve seen in the world.¨
Mehki likes to listen to beats and write during most of his free time. He sees a future in rap for himself but that it not his main goal from it.
¨ Right now it´s just for fun, but if it happens in the future it happens¨.
Ahmed Ahmed is sophomore and relatively new to the rap game.
¨ I just started last year but I already like the feeling I get from it. ¨
Ahmed uses rap to get his emotions and feelings out without actually having to say them outloud. He
Describes the music as his escape from the real world. He believes it’s the perfect way for him to express himself.
Mehki, Opoku and Ahmed are just two of the many underground rappers at SLA. Other rappers in the school include Husian Kegler, Ijustice Avery, Imani Williams, Christian McCormac, Luke Risher etc. Everyone seems agrees that the music is for fun and a nice way to express themselves. Rap for them is a form of self expression. With all the talents in the school is there room for a possible collaboration between all the rappers? How epic would that be?