Kabo Semausu is 40 something and is currently employed at Total Botswana as the Sales and Marketing Manager. He is from Good hope.
DJ LEXY J: I’d like to know your relationship with music, when did the love begin? How far back can you remember?
SEMAUSU: I have always had an affinity for music from a young age. I remember when I was at boarding school in Zimbabwe (secondary school) when my friends and I loved our hip hop music. We formed a crew and called it, ‘Two Crazy’. I danced, rapped and wrote most of the lyrics for Two Crazy Crew.
DJ LEXY J: What kind of music do you love and how often do you indulge yourself?
SEMAUSU: I listen to as many genres of music as I possibly can because I believe that one cannot limit their exposure to only one type of music. I listen to House, Pop, R&B, Hip Hop and Motswako. My love for Motswako started with Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP).I personally believe that HHP pioneered this Motswako genre, I stand to be corrected though. Due to a busy schedule between family, work and friends I mostly get to indulge when I am driving and on weekends.
DJ LEXY J: How has music influenced your life over the years?
SEMAUSU: I believe that music has kept me grounded and when I experience the high and low moments of life it provided solace. You can always find a song that addresses any issue that one faces in life. Musicians are people who experience life issues and they express themselves through their music and this has influenced me over the years and still does….Thanks to the music.
DJ LEXY J: Does the music you listen to now differ from what you listened to growing up?
SEMAUSU: Not really, I have been pretty consistent over the years and often find myself going back to the music I associate certain life events of the past. I still do appreciate most of the current productions out there however, I am old school at heart; I still love my old school music.
DJ LEXY J: Can you think of any particular music/song that you associate a memory, mood, or place with?
SEMAUSU: From an Album by the Isley Brothers “Baby making music” the whole album is amazing and talks to me, but the there is a song that talks about how a woman’s love made the singer write a song. What I got from that song is that one should not be afraid of how they feel.
DJ LEXY J: What is your all-time favourite song(s)?
SEMAUSU: Anything from R Kelly.
DJ LEXY J: Who is your all-time favourite artist, and why?
SEMAUSU: R Kelly and Mary J Blige. For me despite Kelly’s personal flaws, as an artist he is a small God in my eyes. He has done it all musically.
DJ LEXY J: What’s on your playlist and how do you choose the music that goes onto it?
SEMAUSU: Old school music all the way; Remember! HHP, R Kelly, The Isley Brothers, Fresh house Flava 4-7 and Rraagwe Tenana. _
DJ LEXY J: So long, have yourself a super duper day!
SEMAUSU: Thank you. Have a good one yourself DJ.