Recently, Chano8 got a chance to interact with young rising star Ajo and this is what we managed to extract.
‘AJO’ real name Ariong James Oscar is a Ugandan born hip hop artist and songwriter, who is establishing himself as a vibrant and outspoken rapper with an impressive emulsion of wit, literacy and character in his lyrics a skill which has led many to describe him as an intersection of hip hop talent.
‘He started listening to hip hop music round the age of 12 shortly after his primary school. He fell in love with the message, the attitude, the freedom, the intricacy and the respect this genre of music commanded.’
Ajo has recorded a couple of songs like; Rap music I sing, Rap city, Take it down easy then he ‘teamed up with one of the best music producers in Uganda, HANNZ TACTIQ, together with whom he did his first radio smash song, NEVER BACK DOWN on which he featured Lethal and Hannz tactiq himself.’
This song went on to receive airplay in hangouts and on radio where it made it to a music chart on one radio station, HOT 100.
The artiste didn’t stop there; ‘he later got in touch with a former rapper turned producer, Joe Tumwebaze aka J.T founder of Yego productions, a record label and it’s here that AJO fully embraced his passion for a hip hop music career. Mentored by J.T, he mastered his craft and worked on his first music compilation titled “Rap Music I Sing”, a piece that takes the listener through an in-depth understanding of him as an artist and a human being plus an appreciation of his lyrical and content maturity.’