Weekend Turn Up x Joshua The I Am

Following the Weekend Turn Up x J Molley, we had a young catch up with “Glitch” artist and The Hustle season 2’s runner up for the Weekend Turn Up x Joshua The I am. Keep scrolling to check out our Q&A with Joshua and to watch the recently released music video for “Glitch”.

sportscene: You recently released your new single “Glitch”and soon after we read on Slikour on Life that you’re not slowing down in the music scene. When can we expect to hear from you again?

Joshua The I Am: With regards to new music, right now I’m just pushing my latest single ” Glitch” that I’ve worked on for the longest time. It has been such an experimental project for me both visually and sonically that I feel like I can almost do anything going forward.

sportscene: If you could collaborate with any female musician in South Africa, who would it be?

Joshua The I Am: I really admire female producers. I’m fortunate in being good friends with the sisters from Kajama, we’ve worked on a bunch of unofficial projects over the years. I think the one woman Id still love to work with would be Nonku Phiri, I got to share a stage with her not so long ago, that was a dream come true.

sportscene: On an international scale, who would you someday like to share a stage with?

Joshua The I Am: Sharing a stage with Tyler The Creator would be hella cool. Hopefully Camp Flog Nawg never dies and Ill be able to perform there someday.

sportscene: You’ve recently collaborated with SA artist Seth Pimentel (aka African Ginger) for the creative for your new track Glitch and on IG, we saw that there is sort of a brotherhood going down and that he’s one of your favourite artists at the moment. Tell us more about that?

Joshua The I Am: Seth isnt one of my favourite artists, he is my favourite artist. Im a sonic artist so at the end of the day I find it almost silly to collaborate with other musicians if it isnt organic. I work more with visual artists because they can do things that I cant. If Braam is New York in the 70s, Seth is Basquiat. That’s my brother.

sportscene: Right now the SA music scene is on fire and hotter than it’s ever been before thus, giving artists an amazing platform to make their mark in the industry. Before Vuzu’s The Hustle Season 2, how did you plan on breaking into the music scene? Would you consider it a lucky break, or would you have made it anyway? Do you have advice for aspiring kids out there?

Joshua The I Am: I started producing music when I was 11 years old, I’m 22 right now. Before entering the Hustle I was already in the industry from behind the scenes as a music producer/song writer and music video director. Besides being runner up on The Hustle, I was part of Nando’s Music Exchange in 2016 where I got to go to London and work with some of the most amazing creatives I’ve ever worked with like Sera Eke and Aaron Ferrucci. My advice for any up and coming artists would be to never stop doing what you doing and remember why you do what you do.

sportscene: What are your top 5 favourite items on www.sportscene.co.za?

Joshua The I Am: I’m very loyal and my brand loyalty lays with Vans and adidas. I have a different pair of Vans for every day of the week and then I have a couple of classic adidas for when I’m really trying to do the most. Here is my selection:

1) Vans SK8 Hi 
2) Vans Old Skool 
3) adidas Originals EQT Basket ADV 
4) adidas Originals Seeley 
5) adidas Originals Tubular X 2.0


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