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B.O.B Talks With Up And Comer Jeriet Dwight About Life, Music And Making It On The International Music Scene As An Australian Based Emcee.

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Name: Emanuel Jeriet Dwight

 

B.O.B: Can you tell us what were some of your earliest musical influences?

 

J.Dwight: I really fell in love with hip-hop and the concept of storytelling through music after hearing Nas’s first album Illmatic. It really captured my attention. Obviously, I’d heard Tupac and et cetera. Everyone was great, but this album really hit home for me. I felt I was learning something about not only the hip-hop culture, but the world itself. I believe he was a great teacher of hip-hop and I connected to that on a very personal level.

 

 

B.O.B: What inspires you to wake up in the morning and do what you do?

 

J.Dwight: I have a goal and it takes a lot of hard work to achieve it. Also, time is money, so there is no time to waste in bed.

 

B.O.B: You were born and grew up in Austria and then moved to Australia in your early teens. Can you tell us how growing up in Europe and Australia influenced your growth as a person and musician ?

 

J.Dwight: Well, I started all of my signing, piano and vocal classes in Europe because of the musical influence in that area. They had the Vienna boys choir that I was part of. That’s where the musical aspect came from. Obviously, there is a lot of things that kids in Austria start younger than they do here. For example, kids here are generally required to have an adult present, whereas I was walking to school myself by the age of 4. In Europe I was immediately given the opportunity to mature without age discrimination.

 

 

B.O.B: Who are your top 5 Emcees of all time?

 

J.Dwight: Kendrick, Nas, J.Cole, Kanye and Drake.

 

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B.O.B: What country has the hottest women in your opinion?

 

J.Dwight: Sweden!…

 

B.O.B: Who in your opinion is killing the rap game at the moment?

 

J.Dwight: Kendrick.

 

B.O.B: What hip hop artist would you like to collab with in the future?

 

J.Dwight: J.Cole.

 

B.O.B: You’re covered in ink – can you tell us what your very first tattoo was?

 

J.Dwight: God With Us Emanuel.

 

 

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B.O.B: If we were at the bar and it’s our round, what would you be drinking?

 

J.Dwight: Jamison.

 

 

B.O.B: If money wasn’t an issue and you had one day left to live because the global apocalypse was coming, where would you go and what would you do?

 

J.Dwight: Sort myself out a space station on the moon to avoid the apocalypse.

 

 

B.O.B: What do you think of the current state of Australian Music?

 

J.Dwight: It’s in a good place, especially in the urban scene. A lot of music is breaking into the international market, I am happy about that.

 

 

B.O.B: Do you think it’s potentially possible to become an international star in the hip hop game based in Australia?

 

J.Dwight: Yes, it is possible. All it would take is for the community to come together and push harder whilst still representing Australia.

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B.O.B: When will we be seeing some of your new music?

 

J.Dwight: I am actually in the procedure of working on my EP right now. I have had the pleasure of working with some very talented people. I don’t want to give too much away just yet, but lets just say it’s definitely not something you’ll want to miss!

 

B.O.B: Are you into action sports at all?

 

J.Dwight: Well,  I am in fact an action sport’s fanatic. I’ve pretty much done any action sport you could name.

 

B.O.B: What is your favourite Wu-Tang Song of all time?

 

J.Dwight: C.R.E.A.M

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B.O.B: Shout outs?

 

J.Dwight: Dream Big – the fam, The Dream Factory, Scandl.us Nation – my clothing label.

 

 

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