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<p class=”shortcode-media shortcode-media-youtube”> <span style=”display:block;position:relative;padding-top:56.25%;” class=”rm-shortcode” data-rm-shortcode-id=”c182f0525c38bf49c2dc57036c41a0f7″><iframe type=”lazy-iframe” data-runner-src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/o_WlT8WA1No?rel=0″ width=”100%” height=”auto” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” style=”position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;”></iframe></span> <small class=”image-media media-caption” placeholder=”Add Photo Caption…”>Yaw Tog, Stormzy &amp; Kwesi Arthur – Sore (Remix) (Official Video)</small> <small class=”image-media media-photo-credit” placeholder=”Add Photo Credit…”> <a href=”https://youtu.be/o_WlT8WA1No” target=”_blank”>youtu.be</a> </small> </p> <p><strong>So you’re about to drop your debut EP. What can you tell us about the project?</strong><br></p><p>Well it’s my first project called <em>TIME</em>. And the reason why I named it <em>TIME</em> is because it’s my time right now, and I’m proving that to the people, you feel me? And I’m exposing the new me to the people. People think I only rap, but I do sing too. So I’m using this project to like expose the new me to the people, to the world like <em>”okay, Yaw Tog raps, Yaw Tog sings too,” </em>you see that vibe. That’s the main reason why I did this project, basically to tell the people all about me and who I am.</p><p><strong>How long have you been working on the EP?</strong></p><p>I finished the EP sometime last year. So it’s about two months I spent working on the EP.</p><p><strong>Who are the producers you worked with on the project?</strong></p><p>I worked with <strong>KhendiBeatz</strong>, he worked on the “Sore” remix. I also worked with <strong>Juiczx, DG Productions, Doosis</strong>, and <strong>ChrisRich</strong> on the project.</p> <p class=”shortcode-media shortcode-media-rebelmouse-image”> <img class=”rm-lazyloadable-image rm-shortcode” type=”lazy-image” data-runner-src=”https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNjAxNjE1OS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY2ODI4MjU0OX0.kVODe3AwqCPt9rlmUTupJntL8yA9ukKKY8I7B-wl7bw/img.jpg?width=980″ id=”56828″ width=”812″ height=”1080″ data-rm-shortcode-id=”410cb8b44007109ca8ab3227adff477b” data-rm-shortcode-name=”rebelmouse-image”> <small class=”image-media media-photo-credit” placeholder=”Add Photo Credit…”>Image courtesy of the artist.</small></p> <p><strong>The remix of “Sore” was the first song by a Ghanaian musician to hit a million views on YouTube in just three days. How do you feel about that achievement? Did you expect the song to do that well?</strong><br></p><p>I was expecting that. Because Stormzy was on it, Kwesi was also on it. And I know how Stormzy’s numbers are, I also know how Kwesi’s numbers are. So I was really expecting it. Though when it happened I was really really happy, because what I was expecting happened exactly how I planned it, you feel me? I was very excited, happy, I didn’t even know what to do when I saw the numbers. I was going crazy for real.</p><p><strong>What’s your favorite song on the EP?</strong></p><p>My favorite song on the EP is “Gold Friends,” I did it for my friends who have supported me from day one. So the song means a lot to me.</p><p><strong>There’s a song on the EP called “Fake Ex”. Is there a story there we should know about?</strong></p><p><em>[Laughs]</em> That song, I did it for my friend, you feel me? The situation happened, and I was around. So I was like okay let me do a story on this issue that happened. So I did it for my friend, it’s not me. I put myself in someone else’s shoes.</p><p><strong>After the EP what’s next?</strong></p><p>After the EP there will be more bangers coming out. Just support the movement and keep calm. There’s so much in the pipeline.</p><p><strong>How do you feel when you get nominated for awards, like your “Hip-Hop Song of the Year” nomination at the 3Music Awards?</strong></p><p>I’m very happy. Because bro, I believe my hard work has brought all these things to me. I’m very proud of myself and I’m still working more to go to the next level. I’m working hard to get to more heights, to get to the pinnacle.</p><div class=”rm-embed embed-media”><iframe allow=”encrypted-media” allowtransparency=”true” frameborder=”0″ height=”380″ src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/3KowWhELY5SXlDJ14PElvb” width=”300″></iframe></div><p><br></p><div class=”rm-embed embed-media”><iframe allow=”autoplay *; encrypted-media *;” frameborder=”0″ height=”450″ sandbox=”allow-forms allow-popups allow-same-origin allow-scripts allow-storage-access-by-user-activation allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation” src=”https://embed.music.apple.com/us/album/time/1556360289″ style=”width:100%;max-width:660px;overflow:hidden;background:transparent;”></iframe></div>

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