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Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Hiketo Zhimomi

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Mar 12, 2021 12:23 am
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Hiketo Zhimomi

Hiketo Zhimomi, also known as Z World is a young and talented upcoming artiste from Nagaland who has garnered attention with his debut music video “Die A Legend”, featuring Jpolland. His clear passion for music has helped him gain fans all over the world and he even has a noteworthy 23.8K subscribers on his YouTube channel. 

Z World is all set to release a new song “BAD TIMES” with Niloka Wotsa on his YouTube channel on Sunday, March 14.

Read to know more about the rapper

Eastern Mirror: An introduction to those who haven’t heard of you yet.

Z World: My name is Hiketo Zhimomi commonly known by my stage name Z WORLD. I am an aspiring music artist from Dimapur, Nagaland, experimenting with different styles and genres of music.

Eastern Mirror: Talk us through your musical journey so far.

Z World: For me Music was an innate passion but periodically it was during my 7th standard that I started learning guitar followed by playing in bands during senior high school. I picked up music seriously only later in college when I started getting into hip hop music and would spend most of my time studying and learning it.

By then I was actively uploading short music clips on my Social network accounts which further got me the opportunity to participate in the rap battle organised by PRODGS. Although I lost in the semis, it only added fuel to my passion and encouraged me to keep pushing harder.

Eastern Mirror: Your debut music video ‘Die A Legend’ feat. Jpolland garnered positive feedback from the viewers. What is it all about and what was the inspiration behind it?

Z World: Music has been always been an escape for me. As an artist, I wanted to create something that people would listen, relate and resonate to it.

I still remember composing ‘Die A Legend’.  I locked up myself in my room feeling frustrated and stressed over something, and I started writing the song and finished my part of the song on the very day itself. If I had to describe or sum up this song in three words then it would be resilience, growth and dreams.

Eastern Mirror: How would you describe your style of music?

Z World: My music is cut across on melodic and emo style. But as an artist, I try not to limit myself within a specific genre. I want to be flexible with all genres of music. As of now, I am still working on melodic and emo raps but I really want to try RnB and pop-rock/punk-rock genres in future.

Eastern Mirror: A dream that you have always wanted to fulfil.

Z World: As an artiste, the only thing I want out of my music career is for people to resonate to the music I create. Beside my music career I also have certain ambition that I really want to fulfil where I dream to clear civil service exams and become a civil servant someday.

Eastern Mirror: Five things in life that you cannot live without.

Z World: I am not sure about things; I mean we are living in an era where we are dependent on so many things. But yes, Faith is something I personally cannot live without. It is my Faith in God that brought me this far.

Eastern Mirror: What is the best advice you have ever been given.

Z World: Not necessarily an advice but there is this line “Behind the clouds is the sun still shining” excerpted from one of the poems by H.W Longfellow.

Eastern Mirror: Can you shed some light on your upcoming project?

Z World: I will be dropping a song called “BAD TIMES” with Niloka Wotsa (Mix and mastered by one of the dopest producer – Ket meth) which is to be released this month on my YouTube channel.

I am also working on another project with Toshi Yimchunger.

Eastern Mirror: Expectations will be high following a good start. Any added pressure?

Z World: To be honest, I really do feel the pressure of not being able to reach the expectations that the audience have from me, nevertheless all I can do is try my best.

Eastern Mirror: Any message you would like to share with your fans?

Z World: To the people who watched and listened to my music I am genuinely grateful to you all. No amount of gratitude would ever be sufficient to describe how much I want to thank you all for the immense support I have received as a rookie artist. I hope we will make this journey worthwhile together.

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Mar 12, 2021 12:23:16 am