This week we interviewed Afro-pop dancehall artist Thefewmajority. Check out his artist profile HERE

Please introduce yourself.

My legal name is Vishnu Quao, an exceptionally versatile creative artist known on the stage as Thefewmajority (VishnuExpress) in the Afro-pop reggae dancehall music genre.

How did you end up making music and how did your artist name come about?
Music has been an inborn gift I’ve been practicing since childhood, at an early age I loved listening to varieties of music, but anytime I sing or play I’m inspired to improvise my own lyrics.

VishnuExpress is my initial stage name until life experience woke me to my new brand Thefewmajority. Many can relate when you feel rejected, one feels left out of the many activities, when one is forced to isolation due to his or her unique way of life.
In my isolation and rejection, I realized it’s not about the many possessions, likes or followers one has, but how one can be motivated to put the little he or she has into good use and make the best out of it.

Secondly, the phrase in the bible occurs to me in my deepest meditation, many are called but only few will be chosen, I won’t say life has not been fair to me, but life has thought me many lessons, how it feels to be left alone to make life meaningful on your own, when one is left with no other alternative than to keep his or her passion going strong to aspire for that desire dream.

How would you describe your music, it seems to combine a few different elements?
Listening to different kinds of music, I got inspired by many profound artists for example Bob Marley, Tupac, KRS1, then Fugeez, my very own E T Mensah, Teddy Osie just to mention few.

My music addresses the daily struggle, the oppressed and depression in the ruling system, where majority only see a troubled person, when you know how it feels when one is hungry, with no place to keep.
At some point I had adopt my family trade in tailoring to support my music career, that made my music to make a way where there seems to be no way.

 

Tell us little about your creative process?
My music started from an environment where it’s a hustle to keep your game up, an unhealthy music community where hype is bought or attended to more than the real talent or upcoming.
After countless unaffordable studio sessions, I left the studio life and began practicing how to play the guitar, it was hard to find or afford a teacher back then, so I carried my gifted guitar around sharing moment with bands and learning the art from them.
In my isolation to entertain the few crowds that visited me, I had to improvise my singing, were majority will always remind me of “you have reggae consciousness” and blend with the rap, that’s hip hop original culture of spoken word into my creativity.

This made the competition very hard, because I suit in almost any musical category and people easily relate to my creative essence, that made it difficult to come to the mainstream.

What is the best thing about being in a Afro pop/ dancehall artist? 
I’m able to flip into any kind of music genre, I feel I’m made to suit any form of music environment.

The most memorable show you performed?
Performing at the global peace concert 2012 and sharing the same stage with Osibisa Teddy Osie, Steve Bedi and etc was just wonderful.

Not forgotten my recent performance with Etelän Vetelät group member Snäfä, and using the same stage with them.

 

If you could choose, which artist would you like to see live? Dead or alive.
Tupac, Bob Marley, and Gentleman.

Tell us about your regular hang out? Have you ever had a gig there?
At the moment I’m attending school, learning to read, speak and understand the Finnish language but with my team if not Bar & Cafe Graceville Iisalmi, then Kahvila-ravintola Vieremän HulluMylly Oy, in all of the mentioned venues I have performed once.

Future projects we should know about?
I like traveling to unknown destination. We are still making music and we’re ready to make the music reach out to every lover.
I’m working on a music project with The prince of weed track title Africa, and we are planning on how to cover the video.
Secondly, I’ve been working on a track Favor with group member Snäfä from the Etelän Vetelät group.
Lastly, I can’t wait to get my unisex clothing line “VEM” to the people.

 

Vishnu Quao
VishnuExpress
TheFewMajority

 

Many thanks for the interview Vishnu! See you guys next week.
BTA Team

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