Meet Kevin Muteti known to many as ‘Nahshcahsh’. He’s a versatile rapper with a lot of creativity, he has a passion for music because he’s doing what’s fulfilling to him. We caught up with him via mail to here how his journey has faired so far on the music industry.
How would you best describe yourself?
My name is Kevin Muteti, a rapper known as Nahshcahsh. I am passionate about doing what’s fulfilling to me. Because I love what I do, I have a steady source of motivation that drives me to do my best. Besides music, I am adept in IT, a skill that enabled me to finance my music. I am also experienced in marketing and communication skills which apply wildly to my music.
What first got you into music?
My interest in music came later on when I was in my fourth year in high school, I had no interest in being a musician until that year, I was in class studying, out of nowhere, I felt a need to write a poem, I took one of my books and wrote a short poem, that poem ended up being a song. To me, I can say it was destined to happen, mainly because it took less effort and the thought process was very straight forward as if I knew what I was doing.
Who inspired you to make music?
It wasn’t exactly a person, it was more of an inner desire to make music that grew as time went by.
How would you describe your music?
My style of rapping is based more on creativity where I rhythmically connect words into sentences resulting in a series of stories and facts as an expression of my thoughts.
Where do find your idea from?
Ideas come to me on a regular basis, I can say because am a rapper, I’m in tuned to receiving musical ideas, for this reason I always write down all my ideas immediately I get them.
What is your creative process like?
I start by listening to musical instrumental, Depending on the vibe I receive from the instrumental, I start to create a story, it might be a true story or just my own imagination, which eventually results in a song. My lyrics are simply an expression of how I feel and what I see In my mind while listening to the musical instrumental.
Have you always aspired for a music career?
No, my interest in music began in 2016 while I was in my fourth year in high school. Before that I used to be a normal music enthusiast.
Is Nahshcahsh your real name or your stage name?
Nahshcahsh is my stage name, My real name is Kevin Muteti.
Who would most like to collaborate with either local or international?
I am very precise with whom I collaborate with, for me its not just about getting views, but making good music, so anyone who challenges and motivates me to make better music, is automatically in my list.
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
Having done IT, I would be doing a sustainable job that is in that sector.
Apart from ‘Beatbox’ freestyle what other projects have you worked on?
I got featured In a cypher ‘psych one mic’ which became the first song to be on, I had projects in place but unfortunately I had issues with copyright which lead to a fresh start.
What are you working on currently?
I am currently working on freestyles to give people a taste of my music before uploading my official songs.
Generally what challenges have you faced in your creative work?
Fear of the unknown is the main one, it occurs after finishing a project and not knowing how the audience will react to it, to stop this, I stay positive and trust in the process due to the fact that I give my all in what I do.
What’s the positive side about your creative work?
Nothing feels good like doing what you love, being in that moment and starting your lyrics with one line ending up with a whole song, it’s very amusing. Another thing is feedback, when you see different people appreciating your craft, you get motivated a lot.
Which famous musician do you admire?
I admire a musician by the name Russ. He was able to become a successful musician while being independent, which is very rare this days.
Do you have any musical influences?
Yes, rappers like drake, Joyner Lucas, lil baby, harry Mack…. Etc
If you could change anything about the industry what would it be?
Financial literacy should be taught, Musicians need to learn financial literacy, this will enable them to manage there finances well and encourage them to invest more than they spend.
What’s next for you?
For me its to progress In my music career by reaching new heights and striving to be the best version of myself.
Social media handles!
This link contains all my handles – https://linktr.ee/nahshcahsh