Slammer finally has one under his belt

Slammer went one better than just releasing an album, he released an autobiography as well.

30 November 2018 | Art and Entertainment

Local rapper Slammer (Jeffrey Haoseb), on Tuesday released his debut album, including an autobiography. The event was held at Tornado located in Wernhil Park, Windhoek.

This made Slammer the first Namibian artist to release an autobiography. He feels that it is very important for any artist to have an autobiography. "I have only seen international artists doing this, and when the sponsor of this project (Kiano Investments CC), suggested it, I was all game," the artist said.

Jacob Amagulu the owner of Kiano Investments CC, and former local Kwaito artist said he decided to do this because according to him it is very important for fans to know more their favourite artists. "Most fans don’t even know much about the artists whose music they like. They don’t even know where the singer was born and attended schools at. They don’t know this, because they have never been told about the artist," Amagulu said.

The Hip hop is my girlfriend hit maker said now that the autobiography is out he would like to have it played on television because it will empower the youth. He also would like to feature it on blogs.

The album entitled When I make it, has 20-tracks and was produced by Glo. The album features local artists such as Sunny Boy, Dice, 3DB, Paul Da Prince, Mr Diamonds, Glo, KaniBal, MZ and Salvador.

Slammer explained the title of the album: "I have been working very hard on the album. I am how determined that I will make it. The album contains good quality songs."

The former Academia Secondary School learner said he has worked on the album for over three years. The rapper said that the songs on his album differ a lot from his old music. "I would rate this album as international standard. My old music is good, but this album would be a classic because every record on this album is a vibe – it’s perfection," he said.

The artist who is inspired by local artists such as Mr Makoya and Gazza said being an artist has given him the platform to serve as a voice for the nation and according to him, having such a big responsibility has helped him to become a better person today.

Slammer is also known as the 187 rapper. He got the name from the 187 gang that he was in when he was younger. “We were a group of young men. All of the other members already passed on. I am the only one who’s still alive. I decided to keep the name,” the artist explains.

Slammer is known by his singles such as Hip Hop Is My Girlfriend, Dance 4 Me featuring Baby-G, Fresh from the hood and I Like.

The artist said two years from now, he plans to start working on another album, but for now he is busy taking his music further on international platforms, across Africa.

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