I enjoyed interviewing the Conscious Hip-Hop artist Yeshuah The 1st yesterday (Monday 15th July), I met Yeshuah a few weeks ago selling his CD’s in Brixton. To date he has 7 albums (the latest one was hot off the press yesterday!) and he has sold over 100,000 copies of his CD’s!
Yeshuah The 1st says that his first introduction to consciousness through music was by LINTON KWESI JOHNSON and his album in 1978 called ”FORCES OF VICTORY”. He found his lyrics easy to follow over his excellent reggae backing tracks. He has also been infleuenced
by SOUL II SOUL, WILD BUNCH, BUSH KILLER DRAW, KRS ONE, PUBLIC ENEMY, STEADY B, BOB MARLEY, STEREO DOWNBEAT (a local reggae sound system from his home town Gloucester)
YESHUA THE 1st’s ACHIEVEMENTS :
”I have released 7 albums to date. Those being KNOWLEDGE IS KING 1999, HUMDINGERS COLLECTION2005, NOURISHING THOUGHTS 360 KWO, 2006, SOLDIER OF THE TRU SKOOL, 2007, MIGHTY NUBIAN, 2009, MIGHTY NUBIAN RETURNS, 2012, MIGHTY NUBIAN PHILOSOPHY, 2013,
I have single-handedly shifted around 100,000 copies of my various albums since 2005 in CD format and vinyl. These I have sold in over 30 cities here in the UK. I have also travelled to five States in America pushing my brand of Conscious Hiphop since 2001.
Those being NEW YORK, the birth place of Hiphop, California, Los Angeles, San Bernadino, Florida, Masechusettes, Rhode Island and Boston. Over the years I have received around 3000 emails from people who have bought my CD’s from me and have wrote me back telling me how happy they are with my work. In 2010 whilst I was walking on Oxford st, London, I was approached by a brother who had purchased my MIGHTY NUBIAN album a few days earlier. The brother came over to me shook my hand and said “Thank you very much for making that song ‘Righteousness is gonna destroy the wicked’. This is track No7 on the “MIGHTY NUBIAN” album”.
Yeshuah the 1st gave away copies of his CD’s on my show in our competition which went to Jazzy G and Abbey. Thanks to all my listeners! See you again next Monday!
Check out Yeshua’s videos on YouTube:
You can also find more of his material at these other links below.