Here we are with a brand new installment of the inQUIZitive series! The digital interview series was designed to give you an insight into the upbringings, journeys and future plans of some of the scenes most exciting prospects. With a blend of lifestyle and career based questions, the CGuk team will dig deep with the artists and unwrap some of their influences and inspirations.
Coming in fresh off the back of her latest single 'Buju (Mad Hatta)', we caught up with Birmingham based rapper Wohdee as she embarks on the most exciting chapter of her career to date.
You’ve got VIP invites for these 3 festivals… Coachella, Glastonbury & Afro Nation. Which one are you going to and why?
I’m going to Coachella! I'm trying to live the American dream lol.
In 5 words, describe the city that raised you - and tell us your most distinctive memory growing up there?
A diamond in the dirt. Because Birmingham is slept on! My most distinctive memory would be playing outside with the olders in my area. I think they were a big part of the reason I am how I am. They taught me how to ride a bike, play football, do tricks etc. I wanted to be like them so bad lol, I think that’s why I’m a tomboy.
You’ve got the choice of 3 artists, dead or alive, to be your mentors for the rest of your career. Who are you picking?
2pac, Drake & Lauryn Hill.
You’re only allowed 3 clothing brands/designers in your wardrobe. What are you wearing?
Manière De Voire, Nike and PLT.
You get home and your family is playing music…what 3 tracks can we expect to hear?
Taurus Riley - Superman, from my mom, Summer Walker - Body, from my sister and Yung Bredda - Trampoline from my sister as well.
You released your 1st track ‘Vain’ back in 2021 - but when did you discover your ability to write & perform?
Poetry is where I began writing, but the inspiration for turning poems into music was definitely the UK grime scene back in 2008, onwards. The first time I remember writing bars was when me and some friends were free-styling on the school bus. I was thinking of what to say for ages;- then it was my turn and I only said two lines, but they were impactful! Everyone gassed me up, so I went home and started writing the rest.
You’ve been featured on major UK outlets such as GRM Daily & Mixtape Madness collectively picking up over 100,000 views - what would you say is your biggest accolade as a musician to date?
I’d say my biggest accolade in my career is performing at the YMB Awards earlier this year.
The brand new single ‘Buju (Mad Hatta)’ releases via Birmingham based label BE83 Music - how does it feel to be a part of one of the most innovative music organisations to come out of your city?
It feels right to be with a label who I feel understands me, as they’re from where I’m from and probably share some of the same experiences. I’ve been with a label previously, and we weren’t aligned, but this feels different.
Coming from Birmingham have you experienced any difficulties building your reputation on a national scale? If so, what do you think needs to happen to make that change?
I haven’t fully surfaced yet, so I think there can be changes made in terms of promotion etc, however, I think we’re headed in the right direction. Consistency in dropping music will definitely help to build my career also.
You’re clearly embarking on an exciting chapter in your career. What can we expect to see next from Wohdee?
Next I want to push the levels, so you can expect consistent drops, clean/creative visuals and more personality.