Getmybuzzup: Tell us a little about yourself?
K Buzz: I started music in 2006/7 but started off doing gospel music and was known as Kristi B back then. I’ve always been into music from an early age from the church choir to listening to Nas, Tupac, and Biggie through my old cassette player lol.
After a while of being on Facebook, they no longer allowed users to have a surname with one letter so I was forced to change it. I decided to change it to Buzz. But in 2011 I stopped the music game to focus on uni and looking after my son.
In December 2018 on my visit to Nigeria for my holiday, I had a dream which is usual for me to dream about music and woke up to record and write down the melodies and lyrics, etc. Later to play it to my cousin who said it was dope that we must head to a studio that day by force lol.
Long story short I recorded my 1st song in years, it was my first time in a studio in over five years and it was at that moment I realized that me fighting my passion the God-given gift was taking more energy than needed so I decided to reroute than passion and energy into making music.
Getmybuzzup: How long have you been in the music industry?
K Buzz: About 13 years from when I originally started, but officially a year since my return in December 2018.
Getmybuzzup: How did you get started in the first place?
K Buzz: Started when I was in church with some friends, we formed a group, and started making music based on our faith.
Getmybuzzup: How would you describe your latest single?
K Buzz: Hennting Goes – Produced by BluBlood, the foundations for ‘HennyTing Goes’ were laid through K Buzz’s interest in the viral Shaku and Zanku dances that have popped up in the past few years. The finished product aims to breed positivity, encouraging listeners to ‘dance as you like, do as you like, live your life to the fullest’. K Buzz’s precise, energetic delivery and Zlatan’s signature animated flow blend with great chemistry over a hard-hitting, lively instrumental, a perfect vibe for the dancefloor.
Getmybuzzup: Who are your inspirations in the music industry?
K Buzz: My biggest musical influences and inspirations are Fela Kuti, Micheal Jackson, 2pac, Biggie, and Nas.
Getmybuzzup: How do you go about writing a song and what is your process?
K Buzz: Music for me starts off as a blank canvas, and what’s drawn next is dependent on the feeling the chemistry that I feel with the sounds I’m working with. 9 times out of 10 if the beat has me from the get-go ill instantly start to vibe and have some type of ideas, melodies which for me is the clearest indication that I’m feeling the sounds. It’s a matter of feel for me, and I have to go through and figure out what that is because if it doesn’t make the hair on my arms stand up, 9 times out of 10 I can’t do it.
Getmybuzzup: What is the concept behind your forthcoming project?
K Buzz: The concept is about love, its basically a love story between a young man who meets a beautiful young lady and they fall in love, but not so easily lol The EP is titled “Afro Love”.
K Buzz: Yes, this year ill be doing more shows ill be more active performing my singles. I’ll also be back in Nigeria to further promote my songs.
Getmybuzzup: What did you buy with your first check off music?
K Buzz: More studio time lol I had to get back into the studio to work. This is the honest hard truth.
Getmybuzzup: What are must-haves when you’re in the studio working?
K Buzz: Firstly the studio must be fully operational with the basic requirements such as; a good computer, any DAW (digital audio workstation), a quality microphone, a pair of studio headphones and monitor speakers. Then to get to work I definitely require my phone, water, and some grub possibly food depending on how long I plan on being there for. Nut very importantly I don’t like working in a studio filled with people and especially people who are not there to work, they tend to be more of a distraction to me have meaningless conversations when I’m trying to tap into my creative side.
Getmybuzzup: What is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed?
K Buzz: Never pay anyone without signing a contract. Very very important in this day and age to make sure all deals are signed on dotted lines.
Getmybuzzup: Will you be collaborating with any other artists in the future?
K Buzz: No names mentioned but sure I have a list of great artists already in the lineup, currently just working on the songs.
Getmybuzzup: Do you think your music is mostly enjoyed more for the beats or for the lyrical flow and content?
K Buzz: Honestly, I think my music is enjoyed and appreciated for both aspects, I always endeavor to make sure the productions of my music are very attractive to the consumers and I do my best as an artist to put the best lyrics down incorporated with the best flow creating an attractive and contented masterpiece.
Getmybuzzup: What area do you need to improve on in regards to your career? (Example: Better production, Delivery, Stage presence, etc..)
K Buzz: Due to being off stage for so long I feel like I need to work on my stage presence. Getting back into the groove of things and reconnecting with my audience to give them a great time and feeling as I perform. This is definitely something I’m pushing for.
Getmybuzzup: What’s your all-time favorite song?
K Buzz: Michael Jackson – Rock With You
Getmybuzzup: What was the last album you listened to?
K Buzz: Davido – Good Time
Getmybuzzup: In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist in your genre today and why?
K Buzz: I would have to say Burna Boy is the most successful and influential at the present moment. I say this because he has broken international barriers that other afrobeat artists haven’t reached yet, he’s also done this by grabbing the attention of the mainstream media in the west making him more known in the UK and America further propelling his popularity and music. Burna has been working deeply in his craft for many, many years and now he is getting the recognition he deserves both at home in Nigeria and abroad. Burna Boy dared to be different in time where everybody with his music where the majority were just following trends and he’s now being rewarded for it. Good on him. OluwaBurna.
Getmybuzzup: Who have been some of your favorite artists that you’ve been able to work with?
K Buzz: Some of these artists are in my upcoming singles and unfortunately I can’t name them yet, but I will say this; stay tuned and you will find out.
Getmybuzzup: How do you feel about the current state of music?
K Buzz: I’ve always been more into r&b, soul, and hip-hop, but I also kept an ear to mainstream pop, rock, and country. … It feels like music is slowly heading in the right direction, compared to 5-10 years ago especially the UK music scene. I guess there just wasn’t enough diversity in music back then and exposure. But due to the new streaming age, social media and the internet music is more easily accessible.
Getmybuzzup: Any dream award shows you hope to one day play at?
K Buzz: The Grammy Awards
Getmybuzzup: What is your main goal as far as music?
K Buzz: My long term career goals would be to do music full time, so once I start making money in music that surpasses the money I make from my day job I know then I’m ready to leave my job and take on the music fully. Also in the next 5 years, I would like to have written 10 top afrobeat’s songs.
Getmybuzzup: Who would you say your music relates to the most?
K Buzz: I would say my music majorly will be more relatable to anyone who can convey to the messages in my music, anyone who is ready to dance to get into the vibes of my dance songs.
Getmybuzzup: What separates you from other artists? (What’s makes you different?)
K Buzz: My purpose as K Buzz is to be the best UK’s Fusion artist as I can both sing and rap which I believe makes me stand out from all the other aspiring artists and up and coming artists in my genre. I aim to bring a different element of creativity into all my musical pieces to captivate my listeners into my various flows and melodies.
I believe that what makes my music unique is my choice of sounds. I like to fusion RnB, hip-hop and pop into afro topping it off with my unique flow and ascent, making my music and sound unique to the ear. I would describe my music as an afro-fusion which is why I classify myself as a fusion artist. I feel more related to the following genres Afrobeats, Hip-Hop, RnB, Afro-Swing & Dancehall.
Getmybuzzup: When you’re not in the studio, What do you like to do for fun and relaxation?
K Buzz: I love watching tv shows and movies, and to relax listening to music. Playing video games occasionally but I do love my paintballing and go-karting.
Getmybuzzup: If you could work with any producer who would it be?
K Buzz: Timberland and Pharell Williams
Getmybuzzup: What’s the biggest highlight of your career thus far?
K Buzz: My biggest highlight thus far I say would have to be my collaboration with Zlatan an A list artist who is one the biggest African Giants right now. Working with him on the single Hennyting Goes is definitely a testament.
Getmybuzzup: What is your dream venue to perform at?
K Buzz: The London North Greenwich O2 Arena.
Getmybuzzup: What artist music are you currently a fan of?
K Buzz: Burna Boy, Tems, Wizkid, Davido and JoeBoy.
Getmybuzzup: When performing live what are some of the things you do to get the crowd involved?
K Buzz: Crowd interactions I play with the left and right side, sometimes interacting with the most receptive side to boost the spirits of others.
Getmybuzzup: When performing live and the crowd is singing along how does that energy make you feel?
K Buzz: I perform on stage live many times. I love the way in which I can interact and relate with my fans one on one. The feeling you have when on stage in front of thousands of people, the exchange of energies is such an overwhelming feeling and nothing tops that.
Getmybuzzup: What’s the name of the last book you read and by whom?
K Buzz: Rapthology “Lessons in life and lyrics” by Wretch 32.
Getmybuzzup: What’s your favorite sports team and why?
K Buzz: Manchester United and because they are just the best.
Getmybuzzup: Who’s your favorite actor or actress and their best movie?
K Buzz: Eddie Murphy; Coming to America!
Getmybuzzup: Name someone famous who inspires you and why?
K Buzz: Nelson Mandela and he’s a big inspiration because of the spirit he possessed to fight the good fight diminishing the apartheid as a revolutionary leader.
Getmybuzzup: What can we expect from you in the future?
K Buzz: Soon to release my EP in the next few months, expect some collaborations from some artists I respect in the music industry and more shows and tours around the Globe. Currently, I’ve only released 2 songs but my catalogue is peaking 20 songs, I have much to offer and I’m always working hard to create new music. I’ll also be working on a lot of visuals for my songs from music videos to animated music videos.
Getmybuzzup: To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
K Buzz: To Fela Kuti as he’s a big inspiration for me and my music. Micheal Jackson as I listened to his music all through my childhood and learned how he moved and how he loved to make music, he was so precise with sounds and was a perfectionist in every way. When I look at my style in raps ill have to give it to those I listened to the most from Jay Z, 2Pac, Biggie, Big Pun and Nas, they all are my biggest influences and they must be given credit where due.
Getmybuzzup: On your upcoming/current/future project, how did you come up with the concept?
K Buzz: Concepts and song ideas were materialized through the current issues and trending news in society and personal revelations as well as experiences. These are all the ways in which I come up with concepts to my music.
Getmybuzzup: What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
K Buzz: Staying motivated – It’s definitely a great challenge as I feel there is always more work than can be done and always room for improvement. Also having enough time, energy and drive to continue to be creative is something that I sometimes struggle with but I always allow myself for breaks and sleep which I set aside from the hard work with music. The same for answering emails, booking tours, scheduling, and promoting.
Not getting discouraged – The most discouraging part of being an artist is that the art can be quiet subjective at times. You could write a great song, but there would still be a percentage of people who wouldn’t like it. It’s so funny because they may not even have a reason for not liking it. No matter how thick my skin may be, rejection isn’t always an easy pill to swallow.
My greatest attribute to my work ethic is as follows:
They say that hard work is the first stepping stone to success. The musicians must work hard to educate themselves about music-making and enjoy music. Going into music must not be considered as an escape from work from day jobs. Instead, it must be the only work. It’s not so easy to compose music. It is more like becoming an entrepreneur, where one has to create his/her product, and then promote it to the people so that they get it.
Practice makes a man perfect. Successful musicians practice a lot, day and night. When one is into music totally, he/she cannot afford to stagnate because that would eventually culminate his/her musical career. The success of a musician lies in his daily practice. Successful musicians make practicing a vital thing like breathing and eating. Passion for music is not enough to achieve a career in music, practicing every day is what helps one to grow and improvise in music. By practicing daily, a musician rises above others.
Patience And Not Giving Up
One of the most important qualities for me is to have a lot of patience. I cannot see myself being successful overnight, and especially in an art like music. To skill in music takes time, and for that one needs to be patient. Every musician who is topping the charts today hasn’t become successful in a day. They have been practicing and honing their talents for years and years and are still learning. The sign of a real musician is that they learn and improve themselves daily, bit by bit. They know that it is going to take years for them to become able to compete with the flood of musicians out there in the world hungry for success. The most important thing is that giving up early might lead to an end of the career. So, instead of waiting for a ‘big break,’ one must be persistent about it.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
I believe in life there are people who are great at what they do and others who are good, but if the one who is great thinks they have it all and doesn’t practice the one who practices regularly and daily will soon become better. And as we all know how the saying goes practice makes perfect. I truly believe I am getting into my comfort zone and groove of my music and I’m literally just getting better and better as fine wine. In the last 12 months, the progression can be seen.
Getmybuzzup: Where can the fans check out for your music?
Hennyting goes https://muzi.click/K3U77_HennyTingGoes
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Bio: Benson Adelegan, better known as K Buzz is a music artist and poet of Nigerian heritage born in North London in 1987. He has been perfecting his musical talents since early childhood by following the paths of his musical influences by joining his church’s choir throughout his youth. After high school, he earned a Bachelor of Engineering from Kingston University. Throughout his education, he maintained his strong passion for music and his singing voice strengthen as he practiced. K Buzz, now living in Essex, has become a prolific poet and musician. He is known for creating poems and music with meaning, focusing on expressing values such as family, love, and integrity throughout his art. K Buzz focuses on building relationships with his listeners and other artists, thus creating a community that people can be a part of. K Buzz released his first EP Power Of Love in 2008. In 2019, he teamed up with Zlatan on their song “HennyTing Goes,” and later in 2019, K Buzz released “Gbedu.” K Buzz is working to take his career to the next level and spread his music throughout the world, connecting and making lasting memories with fans.
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