JP transformed me – Carlos Green
15 December 2017
MUSICIAN Carlos Green says Jah Prayzah transformed him from being a “lousy rapper” to become a “complete artiste” he yearns to be.
The 29-year-old says Jah Prayzah urged him to abandon Zim Hip Hop for Afro-pop music, which appeals to both young and old generations.
The flamboyant entertainer says he doesn’t regret the decision he made after befriending Jah Prayzah.
The former rapper said he made a bold decision to abandon rap after “life changing” advice he got from Jah Prayzah.
“I have known Jah Prayzah for over a decade when we used to record in Unit J, Chitungwiza where JP once stayed.
“At one point, we both recorded at one studio in Chi-Town as rap artistes but Jah Prayzah transformed himself after finding his groove.
“As a childhood friend, we were always in touch and he later advised me to change my sound or beat if I was to make an impression,” said the VMV band leader.
“Jah Prayzah has been so honest with me as he outlined to me his vision and how he transformed himself which prompted me to start afresh and assemble a live band.
“We have been holding live shows with him and this has helped me to find my own groove.”
Despite the fact that Carlos Green brags about his riches, he said he was humbled by Jah Prayzah’s love.
“As a result of our friendship with my mentor, I have managed to record two songs – Mafaro featuring Killer T and Kure Kure (ft) Roki – at JP Studios.
“At the launch, he pledged to pay for the duty if the kombi which I acquired and the money is in the region of $3000 and what more can one ask for when you have a brother like him?” he said.
The singer who launched his album recently at Club Iridium (formerly Jazz 105) said he was humbled by the love he got from friends, business partners and fans.
“When I launched my CDs, there are people like Team Dzino who bought it for thousands with some like Mhofela pledging to help me as my fans while several others bought it for a fortune.
“I really appreciated what has been happening in my career.”
Carlos Green has three album to his credit namely Waiziva recorded in 2010 Smart Journey (2014), Next Page (2016) and the latest Head.
In his latest album, he went full circle and collaborated with fellow friends to come up with a competitive album rich in both texture and appeal.
Zim dancehall sensation Killer featured in the track Zvakunakidza while South Africa based urban grooves star Roki.
Other songs on the album include the title track Head On, Nhamo Takaiona, Usazvifananidza neni featuring Soul Jah Love, Kuzokuona, Nezvangu featuring Progress Chipfumo, ndidaire featuring Andy Muridzo, Gore rino, Ndinomutenda, Chiremba, Nzimbe featuring Boom Berto, Handichada Kunyengerera featuring Baba Shupi, Rudo Rudo and Mareka.
The music is also distributed by CG Music, a subsidiary of Carlos Green’s newly formed Vane Mari Vauya Music.