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Ambjaay is a young, up-and-coming artist based out of Watts, Los Angeles. He has made a name for himself with his mega-hit single “Uno”. The music video for the track has now garnered over 27 million streams on YouTube and tens of millions of streams across streaming platforms.
The young rapper pulled up to the Power 106 studios to have for a Close Conversation with morning show host, Nick Cannon. They chopped it up about topics such as cultural appropriation in hip hop, his upcoming remix for the Tyga-featured mix, as well as how blessed he is to come up from Watts and be successful.
It’s a good feeling because I got cousins, family, doing life; homies they’re in jail. So like, I really just be happy about the situation that I am [in]. Because not too many people get this opportunity, so I take advantage of it.
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Nick brought up the fact that a lot of people think that the song is an example of cultural appropriation. He says that we play songs like “Uno” and “Go Loko” here at Power 106 and that the majority of our listeners are Latinos and interestingly enough, they are vibing with them.
Ambjaay replied to it saying, “I was having fun, I wasn’t trying to be offensive, to be honest.”
The 20-year-old rapper also has a new single “Ice Cream” coming and gets hit with the firing squad where he shares his greatest fear, favorite cereal, and the best advice he’s received.
Catch the full interview below!