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‘I think they are scared’ – Don Jazzy on American collaborations

'I think they are scared' - Don Jazzy on American collaborations

Micheal Collins Ajereh aka  Don Jazzy has disclosed that fear might be a ruling factor when it comes to having collaborations with American artistes.

Don Jazzy, T.I

Don Jazzy, T.I

During a recent interview with The Cable, the music producer cum CEO Supreme Mavins Dynasty disclosed that American artistes might call him for jobs but usually end up backing out because they are not comfortable with his type of sound.

Speaking during the interview, he said:

“Most of these American artistes would call you, they believe you have something that they like, so they call you to come and try something out. A bunch of people that I have tried to work with or have tried to work with me chicken out at the end of the day because they aren’t really ready for the music change; they want me to tweak it till it gets back to their sound. I can give you your sound, but then, you called me for something and then I try to give to my sound and I want you to do your thing on top of it which would give the sound a wider recognition but they say they aren’t ready for this switch drastically. I think they are still scared”

Don Jazzy described the essence of the Nigerian music using its skill for uplifting Nigerians in these troubled and difficult times.

“Everyone is struggling; we all have a problem in the country but there are sometimes when we need that peace of mind.

“While some people are consciously trying to make you aware of what is going on in the struggle, there should be other people that would keep you happy when you are going through the struggles and that is where we come in.”

Tiwa Savage with Don Jazzy at the Roc Nation office in New York

Tiwa Savage with Don Jazzy at the Roc Nation office in New York

The Mavins boss may have brokered deals which led some of his artistes, case in point Dbanj and Tiwa Savage, to new heights with American production companies, but the music producer is yet to produce for any American artiste.




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