Wednesday, 19 October 2011

GaTshy Ear Waves "OZI F TEDDY"


I wish I was a rapper. There are certainly times when I wish I could just drop an album and channel all my ideas, anger, humor, and energy into some music and be done with it..(Todd Boyd) BUT no, i'll stick to what i know best.
If you can't take the eyes of the world on you , Put on some shades(hater blocks). Their gaze? Zone it out. Drown out their voices and just listen to the voices in your own head...make them louder.

Whether they say it in a song or in an interview, they share these words of wisdom with us fans, who trust in what our favorite rappers are saying and can relate..He never feels the need to apologize for being himself. ..BROS AND FROS..he knows his role and he plays it well,he is.. 


Name: Ozi F Teddy aka Ted Phaphane
Occupation: hip hop artist/Presenter/Media student
Where are you from: Thamaga
 What do you love most about your city: Peace, tranqulity and err body know me (hahaha)
 What inspires your style and how would you describe it: Honestly im inspired by old school stuff, the early 90’s and 80’s 
 Vintage or latest trend: Vintage, which is also the latest trend cause those bold enough are bringing errthang back! Bo rona yaana hahaha
 Any Style Icons (dead or alive): Kanye West stays fly, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Big Sean, Bow Wow, lil wayne, JR(SA), Khuli Chana, Da LES ba baya hahaha
 How do people respond to your style: Some love it some don’t. there is no in between with my style its either thy think its fly or “too much”
 Favorite fashion quote/s: N/A
 What are you into this season: Vests, Chuck Tailors, Hig Socks, and Half nakedness hahahaha
 Favorite piece in your closet: Fat Rope Chain, I rock can that baby wit anything!
 Favorite designers: Ye (Kanye West), David Tlale (I never seen his stuff but I know he is dope, too much hype round him not to be hahahaha)

Favorite stores or brands: My Store (Hoodboi) holla! And Mafia Soul

Favorite color/s: Anything Bright + Grey and Black
Your dream job: To make music (recording artist)
Do you have a hobby: Nah, weird I know.. I love music only if im not doing music, im listening to it
Tell us three random things about you (that we don’t know)
I love setswana, I think its slick and funny
I don’t like soccer at all
I don’t drink or smoke


Is your stage name trademarked?
Yes, im OZI F TEDDY tm hahaha

What is your music background?

Grew up bumpin’ hip hop and rnb, my dad like country so I kinda got to like it too.

Who are your musical influences?
Ludachris, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne

What image do you think your music conveys?
Fresh, Young and Determined. Positivity all the way

How would you define the word “success”?
Having your Dream job pay aaalllll your bills haha

Do you have an entertainment law attorney to consult with?
Yes, well Rimzy (Label Head) does...

Which label are you signed to? Or Are you looking for an independent label deal or a major label deal? (Why?)
I’m signed to Rimzy productions/Hoodboi entertainment and im NOT looking to sign anywhere else locally because no one can do for me here what I cannot do for myself so   unless is abroad… tanki!

Comment on the music industry in your country.
It’s umm getting there but we have a long way to go. We need to start copying structures from other African countries so that we also could eat. I would love to see us where Nigeria is today.

What’s your scariest experience?
Hmmm ah nothing, I stay safe.

Is the artistic life lonely? What do you do to counteract it?
It’s actually quite interesting you get to meet a lot of people and interact almost every weekend! Its mad fun even though its not as glamorous at times, when we in the studio or shooting a video or cutting cd’s ooorrrrr chasing promoters for your money eish!

What is your dream project?
Mixtape with Dj Drama Gangsta Grillz, released by YMCMB hahaha

Name three artists you’d like to be compared to.
Ope! No one.. I aspire to be different at all times

BEST (dead/alive) entertainer out there?
Lil Wayne, Lady gaga

What’s on your playlist?
Kid Ink(Wheels Up), Tyga (Well done 2), Lil Wayne (Carter IV), Bow wow (Greenlight, im better than you)

Best album of all time?\
Ozi F Teddy- WHILE IM HERE (serious face)

Ozi F Teddy_Always Ft Ramos (An even more Serious face)

What wouldn’t you do without?
My phone, (4 Facebook and twitter, my blog and my YouTube). pha real!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Stay humble, hustle like its your first day in the industry! (given to me by my self) haha

Thank you for having me. Everybody can get at me on twitter @ozifteddy,,,

I'm just tryna stay ahead of my shadow.
- Lil Wayne

If I'm more of an influence to your son as a rapper than you are as a father…you got to look at yourself as a parent. 
Ice Cube 
mix and Rap:)
its your choice, REALLY.

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