Tim Westwood recently chatted with Usain Bolt and NJ and discussed music, their debut album Country Yutes, Jamaican sprinters and also Usain Bolt’s unbroken world record.
Country Yutes was released on September 3 and currently occupies the number 1 position on the iTunes reggae charts. Although it was very well received by the audience, there were some doubts about Bolt’s musical career at the start as he describes it: “For me the album is about letting people know that we are serious. I think when we started people were like, “Oh, he’s not serious, he’s kidding.” I want people to understand that we are serious about music, we are here to stay, we are here to make great music.
NJ also touched on the vision behind Country Yutes and the multitude of sounds and subjects on which they draw.
The name of the album represents the origins of the duo, as they were both born and raised in Sherwood Content, which they describe as “a real country”. As NJ points out, “It’s important for us to represent where we’re from,” while Bolt confirms, “That’s why we named the album Country Yutes, that’s where we come from.” Once again, Bolt assures the audience that his music career is only just beginning, but he’s not going to stop: “We want to make great music and we are trying to reach the top. So for me that’s our goal, it’s just a matter of time.
They also touched on the sport and the unbroken world record of 12-year-old Usain Bolt, and how he managed to run 100m in 9.69 seconds at the 2008 Beijing Olympics after eating nothing but nuggets of chicken during the day.
Speaking of this year’s Olympics, Usain Bolt was very happy with the performance of the Jamaica women’s team and even said that Elaine Thompson could probably break her record.
Check out the full interview above.