"Brian [of Awesome Tapes from Africa] approached me and was like 'Yo, after eight years of searching, I've found Ata Kak. Is this something that you'd be interested in?' The project came at the right moment. I was going through a lot of personal things, challenges back home, and also ending off certain relationships. It allowed me to channel all these different energies into one thing. It was almost a rite of passage, something I had to do to find my place as an African DJ and producer in a Western world. I wanted to open up people's minds and make them see that these sounds - Hiplife, semi-rap, West African tape culture - are still possible. They can still be heard, still be performed, and still be connected here with us."