October 15, 2017 – Juliet Ibrahim Boyfriend Iceberg Slim: Why I Dropped Out Of My School Jay College Of Criminal Justice For Music
Juliet Ibrahim Boyfriend Iceberg Slim Says He’s A School Drop Out, Reveals Why He Dropped Out Of College
See excerpts of Nigerian singer Iceberg Slim’s recent interview with The Entertainer.
Why did you drop out of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice?
I decided to leave college because of my passion for music. Most of the time, when I was sitting for lectures, all I could think about was making music. I always knew I had a higher calling. It was a hard decision, but I followed my instincts.
You used to write poetry; what themes did you usually write about?
When I was writing poetry, I’d often write about the outside world as I saw it, or I’d write about life from a perspective other than mine. I enjoyed writing sonnets the most.
Why did you stop writing poetry?
I stopped writing poetry when I started writing my rap lyrics. Although in a sense, they’re one and the same.
When was the first time you knew you wanted to do music?
The first time I knew I wanted to do music was after the first song I ever recorded. After playing it for several people, the general consensus was that I was ‘very talented’ and that I should continue. At that point I knew it was my calling.
Why didn’t you decide to pursue your music career in the United States?
I didn’t want to pursue a career in the United States because I wanted to stand for something bigger. I was seen as a typical African-American aka Black guy; however I am a Nigerian. I want to be known as a Nigerian musician, not a Black or African-American musician. But in order to do that, I would have to connect with my people; my fellow Nigerians. That was what influenced my decision to move to Nigeria.
You have a wonderful relationship with Juliet Ibrahim; what was the point of attraction for you?
Juliet is an amazing woman. When we first met, I was intrigued by her peculiar choice in music. After we spoke for a little bit, I was blown away by her intelligence, ambition and kind heart.
How would you describe your relationship?
I don’t think there are words to describe the relationship. To say it’s incredible would be an understatement.