is a Ugandan hip hop and luga-flow artiste who made his way to the industry through the legendary Klear Kut group that includes Navio, JB and Unique who started raping at high school. Many know he as “Mr So Ug”. UGO Entertainment Editor caught up with him.
1. Who is The Mith?
The Mith, is a Rapper/ Hip-Hop Artist, reping the 256.
2. How did you break into the industry?
I managed to break into the industry with Klear Kut. I guess people were looking for something, fresh and new, and we, Klear Kut, were ‘IT’.
3. What’s your biggest challenge in the industry in Uganda?
Earlier on the challenge I faced was being taken seriously. I mean,when I started rapping, I was young. As time went on, those challenges changed to; rapping in English, Shady promoters, lack of support from the local media. I guess for every stage, there has been a different challenge.
4. Who would you like to get naughty with?
Eh, you guys jump into these questions rather quickly. Hehehe. But to answer your question, ummm, there are too many. Can’t just pick
5. Whats your favorite story from your work life?
Being able to travel across the continent to perform for people from different walks of life and getting nominated on a continental level. There are too many amazing moments.
6. Which international artist would you want to make a collabo with?
None. There’s so much talent on this continent of ours. The international artists don’t have much to offer me.
7. Have you ever been involved in a cat fight or beefing with a fellow artist?
No, I haven’t had any beef with any artists. Just a few misunderstandings here and there. But I am more mature now, so I’m trying to keep my nose clean.
8. Apparently your the father of the famous slang “So Ug”. How did you come up with it?
The phrase ‘So UG’ or ‘I’m So UG’ came out of a necessity. I felt like we were so impressed by terms that weren’t ours, and we needed that one thing we could be proud of. So one time, at Munyonyo, a friend of mine did something crazy, and I said ‘that is So UG’. And it stuck. It went from a phrase, to a song, to a lifestyle… To something all these corporations are trying to steal.
UGO Spot on questions
1. Beer or Whiskey?
2. What did you want to become when you were still a kid?
I wanted to become as important as my Grandfather. I had no clue what he did, but I wanted to be like him.
3. What do you do with change/coins?
I have a cracked cup in my room that I keep them in. But, for the most part, I give them away. I hate coins.
4. What animal would you have been if you were one?
5. Favorite movie you watched last…
6. Who would you wish to have dinner with?
EKKY a.k.a Ekanya, kekekeke. In fact she owes me dinner. She said she’d cook for me.
7. Where do you want to be in 10 years?
8. What is the first thing you look for in a woman?
9. Are you dating someone?
10. What do you love most about Uganda?
Everything really. But I have a special place in my heart for the Ugandan Nyabos (ladies).
11. What do you hate most about Uganda?
The Politics and the lack of patriotism
12. What is your favorite color of socks?
13. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items(people) would you wish to have?
A Pen, Pad and an I-Pod that has all the latest music and beats and a battery that lasts forever.
14. Who is the biggest influence on your life?
My Family and Friends
15. Briefs or boxers?
16. What’s your favorite place to eat?
Amagara Cafe Bistro
17. Women or cars?
Women in Cars
18. Who according to you is the best female artist in Uganda/East Africa?
29. When was the last time you cried?
The month of May was hard on me. Lost too many important people
20. What would you want people to write on your tombstone?
My name, My date of birth and when I died. And ‘Mr. So UG’ with a ‘Kekeke’ for good measure.
Tom The-Mith Mayanja Online