Five questions with Razor B
Our Star of the Month for April is the multitalented Razor B. In this feature, readers will get to know a little bit more about the man behind songs such as 'Hot Up', 'Beetroot' and 'Bruk Back' as he opens up about who he really is offstage and away from the microphone. This is Five Questions with Razor B.
1.STAR: What is your all-time favourite thing to eat?
Razor B: Curry chicken and stew peas are like my two favourite things to have. I could eat them every day, but if I were to chose one it would be curry chicken. It's good that I can cook them, too (laughs). My mommy taught me to cook and I absolutely love doing it.
2. STAR: Tell us something people don't know about you.
Razor B: I'm shy (goes silent for a bit). I get very nervous. The shyness falls over into nervousness before I go onstage and before I do an interview. I pray to get over it. I take deep sighs and try not to think hard about what it is that I'm about to do and just go out there and do it. The music helped me with my shyness a lot because, before I got into music, things were a lot worse. Now, I can get on a stage and perform in front of a crowd.
3. STAR: If you were to be stranded on an island and could only take one female dancehall artiste with you, who would it be and why?
Razor B: (Laughs out loud) Spice. Spice, because she have dah ting deh like weh mi have. She full a vibe and we do similar music, and I've been a fan of hers for many years. I think we would definitely get along. I have a crush on her and I told her that, too. Wait, a wah unu a do, try set me up (laughs)? There's nothing wrong with having a crush on someone though, so it is what it is.
4. STAR: Who do you look up to in the business?
Razor B: If I should choose an artiste, I would say Buju Banton. I grew up listening to his music and I admire the level that he took the music to internationally. The professionalism he has as an artiste drives me to walk into his footsteps.
5. STAR: When you first started out in the business, did you think you would've made it this big, this quick?
Razor B: That's a good question (sigh). The history of my career goes back about 10 years and a lot of people don't know that, so I don't think it happened quick, as you put it. It took dedication, patience, perseverance and sacrifice to get where I am. On many occasions I wanted to give up, but I told myself I had to keep fighting. If I had given up, I wouldn't't be here today.