You didn’t know about PRIDO
If you don’t know about PRIDO, it’s only a matter of time until you do. After releasing the visuals to his latest banger ‘WKD’ a week ago, it has already racked up over 28,000 views. PRIDO manages to fuse his Zambian origins, with his North West of England upbringing in his sound. With support from various Radio stations and his first Music Video “2011 by PRIDO” playing on UK TV this is only a few milestones PRIDO has managed to make in the last two years. I’ve also been blessed to have a sneak peak at PRIDO’s next music video and I can’t wait for you to see! But don’t take my word for it, check out PRIDO’s latest video and find out a bit about him below….
Describe your sound in 3 Words.
Hip Hop, RnB, Afro.
Why is music so important to you?
At the moment music is very important to me in many ways. Every one around my environment is either working a 9 to 5 job on minimum wage or pretty much selling drugs to make a living. I’ve always wanted to be more than just an average person doing the same old thing everyone else does. So music luckily has become a way for me to be more in life.
When your think about your biggest dreams, where does your mind take you?
My biggest dream is to get my family right financially. Being raised by a single mom and being the only boy in my family I’ve always taken on the responsibility of taking care of everyone so my dream would consists of selling out Arenas so my whole friends and family eat good lol and that’s the reason why am working very had to make the best music I can and put on the best shows independently.
Hindsights a bitch, what do you wish you could of learnt earlier?
Going a few years back, I was signed to a small record label and that taught me never to trust another man with your career. I relied on other peoples opinions on what kind of music and direction I should take and that took me nowhere, so now I do what I feel is best when it comes to my music.
I like you man, where do I go to check out more?
You can find my videos on Vevo, and you can download or stream my songs on Spotify, Apple Music and Soundcloud.
Humans are creatures of comfort, but the reality is a minute, an hour, a day can make such a different to our lives. Patrin touches on this in this weeks ‘Spotlight Track’.
Patrin – Things Change, Things Change
Patrin has dropped his debut Mixtape ‘Time Will Tell’ and ‘Things Change, Things Change’ is the second single on the project.
Patrin aimed to produce a Mixtape that delves into themes around self-encouragement, the current ‘degeneration in this generation’, incarceration, the neglected treatment of black males throughout society, vulnerability, family, chasing a dream and so much more.
It is a solid 12 track Mixtape that gives you a real insight into the man behind the music. When I asked Patrin about ‘Things Change, Things Change’ he said; Things change first verse is about prophesy about the times to come and about the power we have as artists “maybe the real power is in these lines I quote, the lines I wrote in times of woke, the times are much close” explaining how I see the future already “how we’re living here” and how it’s already “written in the scriptures” and how we are products of our decisions. The second verse then goes on to talk about a relationship with an old friend who we are no longer as close as we once we’re and it hurts how we’ve become so distant though I’m happy they’re doing well for themselves, positive vibes only lol
I first met Patrin at AllSortz Open Mic event I was hosting. After seeing him perform, I knew his music journey would be one to watch. So check out his latest project ‘Time Will Tell’ and follow his journey @PatrinKM
Everybody needs a friend and previous #ShahlaaDiscovers Ruth-Ellen has been creating events that brings together friendship and music.
R U T H – E L L E N & F R I E N D S Vol 3 is going down this August. It is a platform that allows audiences to interact with and understand the message behind each artist’s music. Ruth-Ellen makes sure when she books artists to perform that they have been a part of her journey in one way or another.
Volume 3 will see Ruth-Ellen performing alongside:
– Keziah Who
– Chris Ekow
– and Owanari Briggs
So come and experience an evening with live performances, interviews and great music in a social, friendly atmosphere!
So save the date – Friday 11th August at Grand Union in Camberwell. You can grab your £5 tickets and doors open at 7pm.