RNH MAG: Who inspired you to pursue a music career?
Zangba: I grew up listening to Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and ’80s R&B/Pop. Then one day, I unexpectedly walked into LL Cool J’s video shoot at the 165th street Bus Terminal– by the Colosseum Mall– and I saw LL with his arms around two female models. That up close and personal view, much closer than what I got from Yo’ MTV Raps– left such an everlasting impression that I took a special liking to the emceeing aspect of hip-hop. But what really solidified the art form in my heart was when I saw Boogie Down Productions’ ‘My Philosophy‘ music video. Immediately, KRS’s word play, his philosophy, and raps about Africa hit home, and I began began writing his own lyrics. Later, I became influenced by Nas, Tupac, and Jay-Z. Read more