Xtrmbasepro: For quit some time now,we haven’t heard anything from Joseph Ice. Not even a word about his poetry or music. Xtrmbasepro care about him and his art. So we decided to check up on him to. You know we mediate between artistes and the audience. So, what’s up Ice!
Joseph Ice: Mehnnnnn!!!! Am super good. God is good and I can’t complain.
Am doing well,thank you for asking.
Xtrmbasepro: Where have you been man?
Joseph Ice: I have been around. Been alive…
Got married and planted a church . so I have been busy learning the ropes of family as well as ministry
Xtrmbasepro: That’s interesting. So how has it been going; being a husband and also pastoring a church?
Joseph Ice: Its been going great and exciting… Its largely been a learning and stretching experience for me and I love.
Joseph Ice: Its awesome seeing me grow in love for my wife by the day and how the more I love her,the more I want to show her how much.
Joseph Ice: Pastoring a hound church has been phenomenal…
Xtrmbasepro: That’s sweet. We wish you a happier home.
Xtrmbasepro: So would that explain why you have been on a low on the art?
Joseph Ice: Thank you. You know,as I said earlier, with the whole marriage and church pastoring going on… I kinda got cut up. However,I have been working… Writing and all. And I have a new record I can’t wait to share… Am so excited about it
Xtrmbasepro: So you wanna tell us about the record or we should just anticipate
Joseph Ice: Emmm…its titled “Jesus” but its nothing like what I have ever done… Its artistry at its peak. It basically talks and exalts the supremacy of Jesus!
Xtrmbasepro: Artistry at its peak! Now our anticipation is rising… So is it a performance poetry or rap? Cos we know you do both and we are not sure which one it is this time.
Joseph Ice: Its a spoken word…
Xtrmbasepro: Okay… We await the release of #Jesus
Joseph Ice: Very soon… Its gonna be my Christmas gift to my fans and all those who have loved and supported my artistry through the years.
Xtrmbasepro: Okay…I think this is coming sooner than I thought.
We certainly can’t wait.
Xtrmbasepro: So how many works have you put out there, Ice
Joseph Ice: Thank you sir
Joseph Ice: Am excited to share this as well
Basically an album in two forms… First we (my team and I) released the album in 2015 and exactly a year later,we ReVamped it… So therefore, we have “8pieces” and “8pieces the revamp”.
The former is an eleven tracker album while the later is a seventeen tracker…
Xtrmbasepro: Wow! That’s so much work packed in one
Xtrmbasepro: But why “8Pieces”?
Joseph Ice: Well…originally, it’s made up of 8 different poetry pieces,then also,8 is symbolic and often referred to as the number of new beginnings… So prophetically, the album is meant to usher every one who comes in contact with it to the next level.
Xtrmbasepro: Okay… That’s strategic! So how can the audience get that album. I believe its on sale or online?
Joseph Ice: Its on sale on CD and very soon,it will be online for free download
Xtrmbasepro: Oh that’s good to know.
Joseph Ice: Talking with xtrmbasepro, want to put it on their site
Xtrmbasepro: Okay😁😁. Guys,you’ll get it soon!
Xtrmbasepro: So for how long have you been in this race? Both rap and poetry
Joseph Ice: Rap since 2005 and poetry around 2008-2009 there about….
Wow!!! Never realised its been a while! Oboi,we Don tay ooo
Xtrmbasepro: 😂😂😂true true,una tey! So how has the experience been like so far?
Joseph Ice: Its been great and I can’t complain. Can it be better? Yes. Do I have any regrets? Not my thing;I don’t do regrets. So yeah .. God has been super gracious
Xtrmbasepro: Glory to God!
You have been on a tour for a while now;The Love Show. You have traveled to different states in Nigeria and I know more are coming. Officially, can you tell us about it; how it came about and what exactly is the purpose for this tour?
Joseph Ice: First of all,”The Love Show” is a brand of Joseph Ice.
It is a platform for spiritual and social reawakening using the medium of Art to achieve our goals.
Spoken word poetry has been the major tool and occasionally, we have it laced with music and dance and other art forms
How did it come about?
Well,the idea started incubating late 2015 but we didn’t have the first edition till February 28th 2016 and since then,we have had about 9 editions since in many states across Nigeria. We have gone as far as Taraba, Borno,Kaduna just to name a few
You know,I got tired of waiting for a platform, so I decided to create a platform, not just for me but for others as well…
Hence the trend of going with the same team every time and making new additions as each edition roll by.
Xtrmbasepro: So how has the experience been like?
Joseph Ice: Awesome… Traveling from city to city,state to state meeting people of divers tribes and culture… It’s phenomenal
The high point for me is when I sit to listen to other poets during the show or
when I am back home listening to the recording…
Am usually blown away…
So if you ask me,I will say the experience has simply been phenomenonal
Xtrmbasepro: That’s intriguing. Thanks for your responses so far
Joseph Ice: You are most welcome.
The pleasure is actually mine.
Xtrmbasepro: So are we expecting another love show soon?
Joseph Ice: Yes ooo. We should. Particularly as from the second quarter of next year..
However we should expect nothing short of three Love shows in three different cities next year
Xtrmbasepro: Okay…. We are expectant
Joseph Ice: Yes. We should.
A piece of advice from you to someone out there struggling to be up would be..?
Joseph Ice: Consistency.
stay on your grind. Locate God’s will for your life and commit to following that,its a matter of time,every other thing will add up!!!
Xtrmbasepro: 😁😁. Thanks Pastor.
Xtrmbasepro: Who would you say are your musical influences?
Joseph Ice: Omo… Them plenty oo. It really will be hard to name names cos am generally inspired by good art. But just to mention a few,Spokesman and Da Truth.
Xtrmbasepro: Thanks for responding to our call sir. We really appreciate.
Joseph Ice: The pleasure is mine. Let’s do this again sometime.
Xtrmbasepro: we’ll hit you up soon.
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