Naye Fshr

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One of my earliest musical memories as a child was sitting in the passenger seat of my Dad’s car, listening to a CD I later found out was titled, Rap To The Max – a compilation of the most relevant Hip Hop records at the time. Among the assortment of tracks, there was one in particular that grabbed my attention – A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Can I Kick It?’. Upon hearing the song, it prompted questions, questions that I have not stopped asking ever since that moment, which became the catalyst for my obsession with Hip Hop culture and music in general.

I’m Naye Fshr – a music journalist whose appreciation for the art of wordplay across many different mediums has shaped my interests, hobbies and career path. When I’m not writing about music, I’m probably producing music of my own, increasing my understanding of the nuances that musicians experience when captivated by the art form.

Naye Music Journal is a culmination of my musical thoughts and opinions – as well as those of others – stashed in one place, from interviews with artists to discussions about my music-related musings, my first thoughts on all things music can be found here.

Work published by:

The 405
About To Blow
Clash Music
Dummy Mag
The Line of Best Fit
Jungle Magazine (as Music Editor)
Viper Magazine
Red Bull Music
We Plug Good Music

and more…

In order to give you an idea of some of my many musical influences, here is a list of the albums that have been the most influential in my lifetime:

Arctic MonkeysFavourite Worst Nightmare

Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not

Artful Dodger – It’s All About The Stragglers

AstonishFrom Now Until Forever

Bobby ValentinoBobby Valentino

The Cool KidsGone Fishing

The Cool KidsTacklebox

Craig DavidBorn To Do It

Curren$y x AlchemistCovert Coup

Curren$yPilot Talk

Curren$yPilot Talk II

Cam’ronCome Home With Me

Dizzee RascalBoy in da Corner

Dizzee RascalShowtime

Dr. DreThe Chronic

Dr. Dre2001

Freddie Gibbs x MadlibPiñata

Jay ZThe Black Album

Jay ZThe Blueprint

Justin TimberlakeJustified

KanoHome Sweet Home

Kanye WestCollege Dropout

Kendrick Lamar – good Kid, m.A.A.d City

Kendrick LamarSection.80

Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly

Lauryn HillThe Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

Lil’ WayneTha Carter III

Little BrotherThe Listening

Little BrotherThe Minstrel Show

Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor

Lupe Fiasco – The Cool

MF DOOM x MadlibMadvilliany

Mick JenkinsThe Water[s]

Mikey RocksThe Rocks Report


Roc MarcianoBehold A Dark Horse

SangoDa Rocinha 2

SangoDa Rocinha 3

Sango – De Mim, Pra Voceq

So Solid Crew – They Don’t Know

A Tribe Called QuestThe Low End Theory

A Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders

WaleBack To The Feature

WileyTreddin’ On Thin Ice

50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin’

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