We are pleased to announce that Roshan Jamrock is VIMA MUSIC AWARDS 2016’s recipient on the Thank You For Existing Award. It’s the highest honor VIMA bestows upon nominees annually for being the act who is the most innovative and creative in their style and delivery of their songs.
Roshan is no stranger to VIMA, having scooped several awards in the past as being part of K-Town Clan and also Gila Monstarz with Young Ruff. On his own he has also won the VIMA Producer of The Year award and is now the only act in VIMA history to win the Thank You For Existing award twice!
Roshan’ s recent reaction to his VIMA win :
“Woke up in India to such amazing news. Thank you VIMA for this award. This is the 2ND time I’ve had the honour of being awarded the “Thank you for existing” award. This and winning “Best Producer Award” back in 2013 is the cherry on the cake. I’m humbled and grateful for this acknowledgement. Thank you to VIMA and all those who have supported my music career. All glory to God for without him I am nothing. 1love and God bless. See you at the VIMA’s” – Roshan Jamrock
It speaks volumes of an artiste who constantly strives to break new grounds in music and has often been challenged by the VIMA team to constantly experiment and bend genres as much as possible.
Roshan is also a Malaysian Youth Ambassador and put Malaysia on the global map when he made it into the To 50 shortlisted /Timbaland + Lenovo Music competition.
Here is his exclusive interview with VIMA after his win:
1. Congratulations on winning the VIMA THANK YOU FOR EXISTING AWARD. How do you feel about being bestowed the highest honor for VIMA?
To get an award for the most creative and innovative approach and style of songs and compositions is amazing!!! Those guidelines are what I always try and stick to when i produce new music. Our motto has always been “Be Different”. Im am grateful and humbled to receive this award. I must give credit to my mentor and best friend, Jesus Christ for being by my side in this walk of life. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, for this is Gods will for you in Christ Jesus.
2. Who are your key influence to your style of music and genre?
My parents for exposing me to classic evergreen music from The Eagles, Queen, Lynard Skynard, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Winters, Eric Clapton, Bee Gees, CCR and hundreds more. My cousins for introducing me to Snoop Dogg, Snow, NWA, 2Live Crew, 69 Boyz and so on.
My brothers & friends who i grew up with bumping to the sounds of Bone Thugs & Harmony, Cypress Hill, Poetic Ammo, Too Phat, Tupac, DMX, Timbaland, Nelly, Ludacris, Pitbull (The Old Pitbull), Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, Yin Yang Twinz, Petey Pablo and so on. My JBC connect who exposed me to Nas, Chino XL, Canibus, Immortal Tech, Tech N9ne, Jedi Mind Tricks etc. Basically those around me are my key influences. I have no specific genre, like Bruce Lee said, be like water, water can take any form 😉
3. What are you currently working on and what can your fans expect from you in the near future?
I recently wrote and recorded 2 songs for “The King Of Asia”, Rajinikanth’s movie, KABALI. I was also appointed to produce and remake 4 out of 5 songs from that movie in Malay. Im working on a few things overseas at the moment which i cant really discuss about since ive signed some papers. But what i can say is that K-town Clan’s 2nd album “Crunk Cowboys & The Moonshine Music” is coming out real soon. I also run a studio along with a business partner in TTDI called ROCSHO MUSIC, add us up on facebook. Oh, and i design premium Tee’s under my brand Rocaliente. Take note that i get the clothes done overseas and I’m not just using a fancy word like “Premium”. The material is like no other in the country and no matter how many times you chuck it in the washing machine, it maintains its shape and quality. Next batch comes out mid August.
4. If you had a chance to perform with any musician in the world, who would it be and why?
If i were to get someone to produce my song it would be a combination Timbaland & Diplo. Performance wise, Damian Marley 🙂
5. What are your thoughts about the current music scene and what can be done to make things better?
Current local music scene is filled with so much talent. If you want to pursue music, you have to take this seriously. Just as serious as someone who is studying to become a doctor, engineer, lawyer etc. This is a serious job so you have to give it 110%. And dont complain if things dont go your way, just persevere and push harder. There will be good and bad times no doubt. Take pride in what you do and do it well and eventually things will fall into place. And Always always always, stay humble. Also to the people who say you support malaysian music, act on it. Dont just say it and ask for a selfie! Buy their work or at least help spread the word about Malaysian arts. A little goes a long way. 1love. Big Lion Kingdom, Roshan Jamrock.
Roshan Jamrock with his VIMA awards in 2013 together with members from his group K-Town Clan