Popular UK media personality and DJ, Tim Westwood who is a veteran in the entertainment scene recently got to talk about African music influencing UK rap artists, his thoughts on Wizkid being one of the greatest African artist and more.
It is a known fact that Tim Westwood has in the last 30 years hosted top musicians on his show and no artist is regarded as ‘hot’ if he hasn’t graced Tim Westwood’s show.
In a powwow with XXL magazine, the iconic DJ who have anchored the No. 1 urban show on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra for nearly 20 years said, “In the U.K., the rise of Afrobeats, which is African music from Nigeria, from Ghana and from the U.K. and that’s really powerful and that’s also influencing a lot of U.K. rap artist’s style that’s a super powerful thing out here.”
“Obviously Drake cosigned Wizkid, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg, but Wizkid is certainly one of the greatest artists I’ve ever seen.” Tim confessed.
Tim Westwood calls Wizzy one of his greatest of all time, that’s a plus for the Nigerian sensation.
On the three enigmas who left a mark on his heart throughout his career, he said, “I would definitely say Biggie because that was such a defining moment in hip-hop. Tupac because of what he meant. Tupac resonates beyond belief. And then I would think if there was a third, I would say Drake because of what Drake is doing. Drake is changing hip-hop and making it so big.”