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Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew, and take a seat.

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

I have always been singing and rapping on something even from my early days. I just love music; I bounce and dance to anything. I am one of those people that sing and rap even in the shower. And I’ve always wrote a good song which made me decide.

Introduce us to you and your musical history.

GH Drill is a Peckham based Ghanaian artist raised on the streets of south London paving his way into the music industry by putting on his Ghanaian/UK drill fusion on stage. GH Drill started as an Afrobeat artist under a different stage name and was one of the few artists to be on GRM Daily doing Afrobeat around the time. He took a break and after some years came into the industry with the name GH Drill. 

3.Name me your 3 favourite Albums.

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – Lauryn Hill.

Over it – Summer Walker.

Beg for mercy – G Unit.

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

One Love by Bob Marley.

The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, how do you feel you are doing?

Hmm you can say that again…. Well, I guess I’m trying, working, and always hoping for the best one day. Since Rome was not built in one day we just have to keep trying.

I’m seeing a lot of debate about women not feeling safe at music gigs, any thoughts on what we need to do to help?

I feel the promoters should really max their security and put measures in place to counter any form of disrespect or abuse or harm from anyone.

As you develop as an artist and develop using socials what ways do you get new ears on your music? Any tips?

Basically, posting and promoting with Facebook ads or sometimes reaching out to radio stations for a number of plays, which really help with the Shazam numbers which also translate to daily acquired streams for income.

Tell us two truths and a lie about you.

Two truths are I do all types of music and I love music. A lot of my mates thinks am related to Ray J because we look alike.

What’s your thought on Spotify’s monopoly on the music industry?

I love Spotify, but there’s no one to talk to.

Do you sign up for any conspiracy theories?

Yep, I believe there are aliens.

Did you buy anything you don’t need during the pandemic?

I don’t remember.

What was the worst experience on stage?

When I started music, at my first show I had a friend who was meant to be on stage as my hype man. He never showed up at the last minute, but I still nailed it and earned my respect.

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about. 

I have two images as an artist, and I’ve got a few songs on Black mirror. 

What makes you stand out as an artist?

My versatility, hooks, and my vibes. 

I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it.

Yes, I do it is called ‘Pure Water Boy’, the story is about a boy who was raised in a rich family, but ended up losing everything when the parents passed away whilst in school. He faces bullies as he starts to sell water to make a living, a job riddled with issues in the country from child labour to extremely low wages.

Talk me through the thought process of the new tune.

I travel to Africa a lot and I communicate with a lot of people and listen to their stories, and this was one of the few people’s stories. I created the hook, summarised most of the stories, put them together and made it a complete track. 

What was the recording process like?

The recording process was very emotional because everyone felt something in their heart after hearing me sing before the recording. And after the recording, everyone felt related to the song because of the message in the song. It’s a very powerful and great song.

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tune?

I just admire music with meaning, and I love stories, so I always make sure I learn something new to apply to my music which makes me versatile. I’m just full of vibes so always apply new learned skills.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?


 Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

Like Michael said heal the world, make it a better place for you, for me and the entire human race.