Iannoh Talks Hip Hop and Stereotypes

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    Ian Mugo aka Iannoh is a new and upcoming artist in the Kenyan indusrty. A Hip hop rapper and record producer and BBIT graduate from JKUAT, this man means music hence his decision pursue his passion.

    How did it all start?

    Three of us came together during our time at JKUAT on 11th of July 2009 hence the name 711. We first did a mix-tape titled J-Town chronicles and it really opened us up to the world and we later did gigs like the Kenyatta University cultural week and also a campus tour in Egerton with Wakamba Wawili.

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    Iannoh and music

    I am going solo at the moment. So far I’ve done three singles and I have a mixtape to be released in December. After JKUAT I went to Homeboyz to study MTA, I actually paid for me Homeboyz fees through online/academic writing. Currently working with 64 studio.

    Family and music

    Its taken time to gain full support but I have my mom’s back and my dad isn’t fully convinced that it’s the right path for me.

    Hip hop and stereotypes

    Stereotypes will always be there but it’s always important to ensure you have good content and keep focus.

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    Inspiration

    Wakamba Wawili and specifically Laballah. Ukoo Flaani, they’re creative and advise me a lot. And also Saint P and Alex (formerly at Homeboyz).

    Best advice ever?

    Never get comfortable. It pushes me to want more.

    Secret craving…

    Ice cream

    Where would you like to perform most?

    I would love to see the Hip Hop hook perform at National events.

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    Iannoh is surely a guy with massive rap talent and his break in the industry is near. Keep in touch with is music by following him on Twitter,  Facebook, Instagram and Youtube @Iannoh711