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Creativity versus Art
Art is the product/result of a process which directly or indirectly touches the soul and is aquired through indepth studying and polishing of a particular skill set (Painting,music,dancing etc) while Creativity on its own is a skill which is birthed through innovation by providing a solution that is at the same time “unique and useful” in whatsoever social context.
Art is a process while Creativity is a solution. In other words you can be creative but not artistic,artistic and creative,artistic and not creative.
In Hip Hop Culture for example, we know legendary guys who singlehandedly not only mastered the various art forms but recreated and took them to whole new horizons.
Dj Kool Herc basically created the hip hop music movement by isolating sites from funk records and together with other Djs like Grandmasters flash,Theodore and Case introduced scratching on hip hop beat.
This example just comes to highlight the peculiarities in the two concepts. Dj Kool Herc got inspired from funk like a true artist and then breaking it down to isolate sites then further scratching was being creative. Creativity is a school of thought, learning to think out of the box, breaking away from status quo and pushing art or any other form into taking different unique and useful turns.
Art is the eyes and hands that spot and harvest the banana while creativity is the mind that turns them to heart shaped biscuits after seeing that there is high demand for biscuits in the markets and no heart shaped biscuits etc.
So to my fellow artists,let your art be accompanied by the will to innovate and uniqueness and usefulness will be inevitable.
Magasco is a gifted hip hop artist from the North West region of Cameroon. With leaks to songs like Garri, Bamenda Boi,kumba market,Lineloba and now FINE BOY. The vibrant Cameroon born star keeps it real with unbeatable hits.
New Empire Company signee ”Bamenda Boi” Magasco has officially unveiled the video of his opus titled ”Fine Boy” featuring ”Africa Mami” crooner and label mate Duc Z. The song is a propitious club banger. The video was directed by February 16th.
Cameroon entertainment industry is not only fighting to be better but they are creating their own style of production especially in the music world.
Ndukong Godlove generally called Jovi alias DON 4 KWAT has set the pace for others to follow in Cameroon hip hop. It is the truth, as some say he has taken Pidgin English rap style into the world of music and hip hop in Cameroon. Born in Douala, Cameroon, Jovi is an award-winning writer, rapper, producer, and sound engineer, who has lifted the Cameroonian entertainment industry to the next level.
He released his first single and video “Don 4 Kwat” to spectacular reviews, getting heavy airplay on Trace TV and Channel O. His second single, “Pitié” featuring Tabu Ley Rochereau, stayed on the charts for months on pan-African BBC’s Destination Africa hosted by DJ Edu, staying in the top 5 at its peak. He introduced also the track B.A.S.T.A.R.D, bringing out African way of life in fighting for survival.
As some fans in the town of Buea will say Jovi will never stop doing what he does best. Recently he dropped another hit titled CASH with the video coming up soon. He recently posted a photo of behind the scenes, doing the video for cash. I
Dubstep is a new form of break dancing. Today this dance which takes all your body energy and project sound to your body in the form of moves, gives the youth of today the dream they wished for. Though very technical to learn, this dance brings fun, excitement, and the ability to control ones self and soul. Most youth go in today for dubstep to exercise their body, some to have fun and maybe show of on the dance floor, but to POPING JOHN AND NONSTOP as popularly known they do it for the fans and make a lot of money through shows and online uploads on you tube and other video sites on the web.
Dubstep dance came with its own sound; a unique beat with electrical tune and notes. the dubstep presents a feeling of the future and comes out as the evolution of break dancing. Youth today give out the free time to learn or follow this new dance move. talking to Bine moukori, a student in the university of buea and a dubstep dancer in one of the dance crew around town he says, he feels good doing this and to him he will love to pursue it as a career and to promote break dance culture in Africa and Cameroon…While some parents will see this act as waste of time and distraction from book, it will ever remain a passion to some youth today, and no one knows what might take you to the promise land.
The rapper whose popularity stands on his platinum record known as WASH HAND, is a Bamenda based citizen and student in the university of Buea. Started in his bedroom writing songs and singing with his friends has been his main activity after school work. In an interview with him, the main ambition is to grow bigger, and make more money to start his own music label and open a recording studio.
The latest development for Young Time is seeing his song being played on Trace Urban television. The video which has created not only a daily slogan for youths today but gives hope for rising stars in the industry.
Based in her native Cameroon, 21- year- old Tiana Gasha
shows signs of turning into one of the country’s leading singers, at least in the Afro Acoustic genre, in the nearest future. The young university student is blessed with a voice that makes meaning in professional music and she is up to explore this divine gift to the fullest. The tracks in her debut package easily prick one’s music taste glands. However, the biggest news about this singer is that Tina is the author of the sound track, kakibere, faya di burn and more. The latest video featuring Magasco Faya di burn strikes the airwaves and private television stations in cameroon.
Djay Pazzo is one big producer in Cameroon to look up for due to his wonderful and well programmed beats which actually turn up to be hit songs.Kaki Mbere and Scratch Records are just a force to be reckoned with.