Q: Before we get to the details of the forthcoming new release and that new track you’ve just teased us with, we want to get to know more on you- Introduce yourselves, your band and how long have you been creating/performing live?
I go by the name of Nassus, I’m a rapper from The Bahamas who’s been creating for 11 years. Being from The Bahamas and being a rap artist isn’t a acceptable thing for our country and culture because people don’t respect or support you but I’m one of many here to try to break the mold and let them know we can be successful and take this to the world.
Q: What’s the story behind the formation of Cabana and where did the name come from?
The record originally had a different hook more of a remix of Can’ron and Ma$e (Horse and Carriage) record and I didn’t know what to call it but my engineer (Kevin Write) suggested saving the session as Cabana only because I said it in the second verse.
Q: You’ve perfected your own unique sound but how would you all describe what that sound is?
I’m actually from The Bahamas and we’re heavily influenced by not just the Americans sound but a global sound so my style is kinda island global where you can understand me clearly. Most countries people consider Caribbean countries have strong native accents in their music but ours is more of a global sound.
Q: The new single “Cabana” was unveiled a few days ago and what a highly anticipated release that was. Describe your writing/recording process and how you’ve managed to get to this standout effort?
When my producer Keith Zanz first played the beat for me it gave me the old Ma$e and P.Diddy 97 Badboy feel so I wanted to play on that old school Badboy flow. I wrote the verse overnight because it comes easy when a beat can take you somewhere and basically tell you a story for you. I had a previous hook but the singer didn’t execute it the best way for the record so I when back home to come up with a perfect hook and came up with this one easily playing off the name of the record. I normally mess up a million times to get me records perfectly but this one came easy in the recording process and I trusted my engineer.
Q: What do you think the new release captures?
A nostalgic yet modern hip hop vibe.
Q: Are you supporting the release with any live shows? (If not do you have any planned)
We’re actually planning a few but I can’t speak on them yet until they pay ya dawg his money lol.
Q: Is there a particular track that you all just love to play?
There’s a UK group called WSTRN and I run their record Sharna on repeat every other day.
Q: Can we look forward to any more releases soon both digital and physical?
My next single is a record called ‘Yoko Ono’ that’s special to me because I’m only on the hook of my own record and it’s the first time listener will hear something completely different from me. I’m actually singing on the record lol.
Q: And Finally any last words?
Cabana out now on all streaming platforms! Follow my socials and dm me on Instagram with feedback on the record.
Q: Where people can find you: (Social profile)
My Instagram, Facebook Page, and Twitter are all: Osamabinnassus