I interviewed the contestants of the Sprite Competition. MC’s Hydrochloric and ABY FAB. The questions I asked the MC finalists:
How are you feeling? Are you nervous?
Hydrochloric: Yeah. I have mixed feelings, being nervous and excited.
ABY FAB: I’m human, so yes I am nervous and excited. Its a big opportunity.
What has this journey been like for you?
Hydrochloric: It’s been a very good journey. I’m getting exposed and I get to meet an idol, Talib Kweli.
ABY FAB: When I was chosen for the top 18, I was shocked. I had forgotten about the competition. But it’ s been a learning experience.
Have you always dreamed of being a MC?
Hydrochloric: Yeah- like ever since high school. Its nice to do what you love.
ABY FAB: Yeah – I’ve been rapping since 13. It became serious in 2006, when I heard my track on the radio.
What is the highlight of the Sprite competition?
Hydrochloric: Performing at Moyo’s roof top and being in the finals.
ABY FAB: The fact that you get to share a stage with Talib Kweli the rapper, being mentored by him and going to New York.
What are your plans after the show should you be unsuccessful? And what inspiring message can you give to other young aspiring MC’s?
Hydrochloric: Check out Johannesburg because I’ve never been here before. Carry on doing what you love.
ABY FAB: Life goes on. I’m gonna milk it. Two things: Impossible is nothing and if you turn it around, nothing is impossible.
If you can dream it. You can believe it. You can achieve it!