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Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Anonymous Jamir
Anonymous Jamir has been lighting social media on fire with his sick beats, leaving fans hungering for more.
Today, Eastern Mirror’s Rhythm of Love has an exclusive interview with Anonymous Jamir. Read on to learn all about him!
Eastern Mirror: Please introduce yourself to our readers and tell us about your musical journey?
Anonymous Jamir: My name is Anonymous Jamir aka Apong Jamir. I’m a rapper from Nagaland and currently doing my internship as a physiotherapist in Guwahati. I started rapping at a very young age and was mostly doing my music in Guwahati under Redbull and then stepped into Nagaland music scene only during the pandemic. Some of my videos that I posted on Instagram got viral and I was approached by a Dimapur based Record Label – PRODG’S and ever since then everything has been escalating in a very progressive manner.
Eastern Mirror: What drew you into rap music? What was the first rap song that you listened to that made you realise that rapping was the way forward for you?
Anonymous Jamir: For me, Rap is the realest form of expression because I can be very specific with my emotions and whatever I’m trying to portray, so I took it up and used it to my advantage. It’s funny but I never drew any influence from any song. It just occurred to me plus I had this obsession of maintaining journals which includes a lot of writing. So, basically it comes down to this obsession that led me into this path as a rapper.
Eastern Mirror: If not a rapper, what else would you be doing right now?
Anonymous Jamir: I’d probably be a full time physiotherapist and an entrepreneur
Eastern Mirror: Where do you find your artistic inspiration?
Anonymous Jamir: I draw inspiration from practically anything and that could be my surroundings, my mood and most importantly flashbacks from the past and also from the events and people.
Eastern Mirror: Who are your top 5 favorite rappers?
Anonymous Jamir: That’d be Logic, Hopsin, Divine, 2Pac, Mindflip
Eastern Mirror: Name a song that has you hooked these days?
Anonymous Jamir: Being Broke by Echognize
Eastern Mirror: Your latest song ‘Kulfi – Anonymous J Featuring Tashi Tamang’ has garnered a lot of appreciation from the people. Please share more about your latest creation?
Anonymous Jamir: I actually wrote that song when I was in Guwahati and I wasn’t really serious when I wrote it. And when I let it out with a beat it actually sounded really catchy as it had both an urban and a desi vibe to it. So, I approached one of my crew members, Tashi Tamang, to add some of his lines. Later, some people approached me saying that they wanted to make a video of the song for free and so I agreed, we shot it in a day, uploaded it on my channel and had pretty good feedback.
Eastern Mirror: How do you think the Internet has impacted the music business?
Anonymous Jamir: Internet does play a major role in an artiste’s growth and exposure. It has proven itself as a very important medium for artistes to reach greater audiences, learn through it and earn through it.
Eastern Mirror: You are also part of PRODG’s; (an independent Hip Hop record label) how has it helped you as an artist in your music career.
Anonymous Jamir: Being in a record label means more opportunities and growth. I don’t have to stress myself about production and promotions as much. PRODG’S has helped me build more connections and make better music.
Eastern Mirror: From your point of view, what is the best way to market yourself?
Anonymous Jamir: If I were in a different country I would tell people to be real but we are in Nagaland where many audiences still have not reached or ate yet to acquire a certain taste so with that being said I would suggest all upcoming artistes like me to collaborate with other artists who have a wider reach, that i think would be the best way to market yourself to be very real.
Eastern Mirror: Have you ever gotten into trouble (related to your music career?
Anonymous Jamir: Yes a lot of times.
Eastern Mirror: Where do you think the future of the rap music industry lies?
Anonymous Jamir: If we have to talk about Nagaland Hiphop, I see that Rap & Hiphop is finally coming into light. People are actually getting used to this genre a lot recently. It’s not long until the audience’s grasps the true essence of Hiphop and artists get the credit they deserve.
Eastern Mirror: Any new songs in the pipeline?
Anonymous Jamir: There are a couple of songs on the menu. I’ve been cooking a lot lately and I hope the crowd loves it.