THE “KONGZILLA EP” (King K.O.N.G. & Teck-Zilla)



(1) What’s your Name?

Ans: Str8Buttah

(2) For those hearing of you for the first time, how would you describe yourself as an artist?  

Ans: The epitome of Hip-Hop

(3) How long have you been involved in making Music?

Ans: 8years+

(4) How did you get into Music? And what inspired you to take music seriously?

Ans: At a very young age, listening to our parents old school collection and of course TV and radio.

(5) Where do you get Inspiration for your Music?

Ans: Life, immediate environment and pure passion.

(6) Are you signed to a record label?

Ans: No, we put out our music by ourselves 

(7) What is life like as an UpComing Artist?

Ans:  Life is cool, we do other things like video directing, graphic designs, editing so we can’t complain.

(8) Have you done an album yet? If no, have you got any project you’re working on at the moment?

Ans: Yes we have an album str8 4rm da Art, 2 Mixtapes- Illastr8 I and II and 1 Ep- The Resolute Phoenix

(9) What is it about you that sets you apart from other artists?

Ans: We do not compromise our musical integrity to please anyone.

(10) What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Ans: Winning the Sound City Music video Award in 2009 and being listed as one of the top African hip-hop groups by Studio 51 in SA.

(11) If you had to work with one person in the industry, who would it be and why?

Ans: Seun Kuti. Because he is blazing the trail in Afro beat with politically charged music. We need more people like that.

(12) Besides music, what other activities do you participate in?

Ans: Video directing and editing, graphic illustrations, IT solutions and writing.

(13) Name 3 songs that we would expect to find on your iPod or Music Player

Ans: Mode nine: Super Human, Femi Kuti: IMF and Nas: Nasty

(14) What are your biggest challenges?

Ans: Corrupt OAPS who charge artists for money to put their songs on radios.

(15) Where do you see yourself five years from now?

Ans: Far from the dregs and looking at the naysayers like “we told you so”

(16) What is your opinion of the current state of Nigerian music?

Ans: It’s moving but stagnant, everyone is on the same vibe, we need a change.

(17) Any plans to expand across Africa and the world?

Ans: We have affiliates in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, The US, Canada,UK etc So yeah We already branched out.

(18) What is the greatest thing about working in the music industry? And what would you change if you had the opportunity?

Ans: Creating something out of nothing, putting it out and hearing positive comments about said thing, that there is marvellous. We won’t change nothing, except that time when..well never mind.

(19) Throughout your career so far, what’s the best advice that someone has given you? And what advice would you give to fellow UpComing artists? 

Ans: Do not give up, never give up. Keep doing what you love, the money will come later.

(20) What do you think about what the “Alaba Hits” company is doing for all the upcoming artists, promoting their music?

Ans: We thing you’re doing a great job showcasing new artists in the industry. Kudos to you guys.

(21) And last but not least, where can your fans get your music?





General Info

Band Members
Teck-Zilla: Deck The Nexus: R-Cube: Mister Rae: XYZoterika, Enigma
Artist Name
Str8 Buttah
Home Page
Active Since
Hip Hop / Neo Soul

Contact Info

Lagos, NG

Str8Buttah is a Nigerian Hip hop group that is made up of six emcees namely Teckzilla, XYZ, R-Cube, Deck the Nexus, Enigma, and Mistah Rae. Like many other conscious emcees that originated from the region, they are influenced by the economic situation of the country and how the government are mismanaging public funds; they also communicate with youths using their music to empower them on how they can maximize their potentials.

The name ‘Str8 Buttah’ (pronounced Straight bawddah) is synonymous with a [Lagos] (Nigeria) based collective of six MCs – an amalgamation of Producers, crews and solo artistes that frequently interacted in the Lagos underground scene in the early 00’s, united by mutual respect, time-tested friendships and their undying love for hip-hop. Emergent in a period where the fundamental sound of the artform and its culture was said to be dwindling and fast eroding, the posse vaunted an intensely untainted sound reminiscent of the good old days with influences from Dj premier, J dilla, Peterock, Rakim, Nas, Common, Wu-tang, madvillain… just to name a few.


4 thoughts on “STR8 BUTTAH

  1. am an upcoming artist, i av 3 track but no one to help me or promot my song, pls i wil lik 2 be one of your boys…tanks for dis site i realy like u.

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