30 January 2013

Gambia: Art and Music With Mamour M. Mbenga


Foroyaa: Can you please introduce yourself to our readers?

Flexx: My name is Muhammed Faal musically known as Flexx, a Gambian born Swedish.

Foroyaa: What type of music do you perform?

Flexx: I am a hip-hop artist.

Foroyaa: How did your music carrier start?

Flexx: I started doing music since I was young, with the strong believe and the inspiration that God has given me a natural gift and also in those days Tupac and Big Papa were my favourite artists and I do listen to their music most of the time. I was having the mentality of becoming a superstar one day, what you believe is what you achieve.

Foroyaa: How many singles did you release on air?

Flexx: I did a lot of singles featuring various artists, some of my singles were being produced by "seb one" in Sweden. I also released my first mix tape in 2009 called international ground volume one with 14 tracks and volume two released in 2012 with nine tracks. Various artists were featured in the mix tape, artist like Advance in Jamaica, Bounty Killer's Nephew a track called "So the things set up" which was part of my promotional tracks. The mix tape was recorded at "Bright Light Nordic steel Studio which was produced by Viktorax in Sweden.

Foroyaa: Did you have any plans of releasing an album?

Flexx: Yes, I'm on the move right now. I have already completed recording the production and I'm even doing my promotion with my manager "Daniel Disteffeno and my team board. We are working forward to see that my album will be professionally cooked before any further move.

Foroyaa: What will be the name of the album?

Flexx: The name of the album is "On my way home" with 14 tracks on the C.D.

Foroyaa: What concept is the album trying to talk about?

Flexx: The ideas of the lyrics is verifying the activities in life as a whole.

Foroyaa: How many artists were featured in that album?

Flexx: I featured "Essay" a Gambian based in Sweden, track called "Africa" and Fata of Senegal, a track called "Sofly". I'm also finished of working their videos too and the "Out lawz" in America young Noble and Idi Amin, a track called "Voice of the Out-Lawz". Very soon I will be on a trip to America to record the video project with them.

Foroyaa: How did you get the link to meet the "out- Lawz" crew in America?

Flexx: They heard about my work in the music and they appreciated what am doing, so a link was put through and we made it up.

Foroyaa: Who did the recording production of that album?

Flexx: The album "On my way Home" was produced in the hands of "Jatrix" a professional producer in Sweden at "Bright Light Nordic steel studio".

Foroyaa: When can the fans wait to hear that album more over the launching?

Flexx: Hopefully in summer time 2013 and the launching will be in Sweden, Norway, likely in America and my Mama Land the Gambia, is a global promotions "Insallah".

Foroyaa: Did you have any support or sponsorship from stakeholders?

Flexx: Yes, also appreciate the good work and the sponsorship with the "Werun company and galago wear" a clothing line in Sweden for making it possible.

Foroyaa: Before closing our interview what kind of good hope are you giving out to your fans?

Flexx: First of all, may Allah guide us with good health, progress and peace, with the strong believe and hard work, surely my dreams will come true one day in life. Music is what I believe so I'm calling out to all my fans world-wide to continue giving me more support as Flexx is on the journey of success. I love my fans.

Foroyaa: Thank you for the interview

Flexx: Thank to you and you are always welcome.

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