Skrypt talks new music

By Rosalia David

AWARD-winning rapper Hitji Katjatenja, better known as Skrypt, promises to deliver more music and remain relevant even after scooping the best Hip Hop/Rap award at the 2019 Namibian Annual Music Award (NAMAs).

Speaking to Confidente recently, the rapper who is lauded for his deep lyrical content said he is currently in the studio working on new tracks that aim to touch more hearts.

“I decided to celebrate only at a later stage, I don’t want to stop now and I believe that is the mistake a few artists make when they have won, they slow down. I have a few singles lined up and that’s where my main focus is right now.”

He added that inspiration to continue moving hails from Kwaito star Gazza, as he continues to climb the ladder remaining focused despite winning multiple awards in the past.

“I respect those guys because they never stopped, even after winning so many awards, they have never relaxed but rather continued pushing higher no matter what,” he explained.

The award-winning artist brought a dose of seriousness to the 2019 NAMAs awards, rapping under some sort of a shower on stage, delivering powerful lyrics to the audience that they never heard before.

Skrypt further mentioned that there is a need to prove himself and to music lovers at large why exactly he deserved to win.

“At the end of the day, I have to back up the award and the critics with more good music to prove myself why I was regarded as the best rapper. I believe we also teach through hip hop and as rappers it’s our responsibility to continue doing justice to those who listen to us. It is our job to inspire through our lyrics.”

He says his music journey officially kicked off in 2012 and he has never looked back ever since. In 2018, he released a free mixtape ‘For the Wait’, with the lead single ‘No Going Back’, which made waves all over social media.

Besides appearing on all-star hip-hop cyphers and performing at countless shows in the capital, he was once a product of 22 Entertainment, a Spanish label that managed him a couple of years ago. Under them, he released his ‘Daydreams’ mixtape – which featured songs such as ‘Blue Sky’ and ‘Dream’.

He is now an independent artist who has been pushing his brand alongside his two buddies, Lioness and KP Illest.