Although he started out his music career as a rapper, fate led him to DJing and Jimmy Jatt believes it was the best thing that could have happened to him.
The rapper formerly known as Master J has grown to become a harbinger of disc jockeys in Nigeria.
Jimmy Jatt told TheCable Lifestyle that he would have hung up his ‘musical boots’ by now had he stayed on as a rapper.
“I’m glad I became a DJ. If I had been an artiste by now – mehn! – career would be over. How many albums will I release since then and now?” Jatt asked.
He said that Sugar Hill Gang – an American hip hHop group – made him fall in love with the rap genre.
But after several failed attempts at breaking through as a rapper, he found DJing.
Jimmy Jatt attributes his musical influence to his father, by virtue of his job as an importer of Sony Electronics.
“I didn’t choose music. I was influenced in every way,” he said
“My Dad was the sole importer of Sony electronic in those days. He was into electronics and by extension he was providing music for gigs.”
Jimmy Jatt recently released a mix of evergreen hit songs by music icon 2Baba, entitled ‘Royal Highness’.