Lil Dogg releases debut album
FIVE years after releasing his first single Carlos Camilo, known to his fans as Lil Dogg, has finally come out with his debut album. Lil Dogg’s album titled “Excuse Me” is now available on store shelves, three years after he began working on it.
Lil Dogg first arrived on the music scene five years ago when he released his first single “Hit Em Up” which featured Dice.
He caught the public’s eye when he performed a hip-hop piece on School Grounds, an edutainment show that Bolly Mootseng hosted on NBC.
“A lot of people took notice of me when I performed on the show, they saw what I was capable of doing and they were eager to help,” he said.
He is currently signed to the Dark Doggs music label with Dice.
Lil Dogg says he took his time to work on his album because he wanted to create something that would stick in people’s minds for a long time.
“The album took me three years to complete because I didn’t want to rush it. I wanted to create something of quality,” he explained.
The 23-year-old Angolan-born hip-hop artist, who grew up in Windhoek, says his album relates the hardships he has seen people go through in life.
“I talk about the different social classes; I say things as I see them, as they are. I grew up in Wambo location, which was a rough neighbourhood. I saw people being robbed and killed. This is what I used as an inspiration,” he said.
But the album is not all “doom and gloom”, and there are a few feel-good dance songs like his single “Excuse me”, which won Yo Countdown’s music video of the year award in 2012.
R.U.K produced most of the tracks on the album but the Flame and K.K also produced a track each on the album.
The official launch of the album is set for somewhere between April and May this year, which he will follow with a musical tour of high schools all over Namibia.
The album is available for N$99 at Antonio’s Art and Lil Dogg says 30 percent of the proceeds will go to charity.