With the ambition of making his name a global brand, Robert Rojer, known as Uzimatic, is no ordinary island rapper. His artist name alone is indicative of this Curaçaoan’s lyrical prowess as it was given to him by his friends after observing how he would immediately write down verse after verse with perfect rhyme scheme, perfect coherence, and perfect wordplay as if from dictation every time he stepped into the studio. They compared the way he effectively invented his lyrics on the spot in such rapid succession to the way an uzi submachine gun fires a round of bullets and thus his artist name came to be.

He began his career under the tutelage of one of the rap giants of  Dutch Caribbean music, Mosta Man. With his guidance Uzimatic released the album “Respect My Hustle” on which he released the underground smash “Money Is A Way Of Life”, on which Mosta Man was also featured.  Shortly after he formed the rap group D-Maffia and with them he enjoyed both commercial and underground success.

With them he released the mixtapes “Unreleased mixtape” “Nos Tres mixtape”, “Bad Boys I” and “Bad Boys II”, as well as the album “Hopi Splikashon” on which they released the singles “Eternidat” and “Huzgami Numa”, both of which became massive hits on Curaçao’s radio stations. After his tenure as the member of a group he has once again put forth a solo effort with the album “The Motivation Mixtape” in 2015 and this spawned the smashes “Gaña Hopi”, which features Dongo, and “Pensamentu”. On this album he shows a willingness to mend his ways and no longer indulge in petty squabbles and cannabis consumption.

Throughout his career he has put many other mainstream hits on his name such as “Draai Mi So”, “Geen Vertrouwen”, “Mi No Sa Mas”, “Si Tabata Otro”, while also providing the streets with anthems such as “Ba Yeg’i Tende Dimi” and “Den Un Dos Tres”, to name a few. Out of all of them he considers “Gaña Hopi”, “Draai Mi So” and “Geen Vertrouwen” his crowning achievements.

Through his music he aims to tell his story to his audience as well as convey his thoughts on personal issues, as is evidenced in the track “Pordon”, on which he shows contrition for past misdeeds and in “Huzgami Numa” on which he deals with negative stereotypes about people with dreadlocks and tattoos while they have the best of intentions and are willing to work hard to achieve their goals. And working hard is certainly something he is willing to do to achieve the ultimate goal of making his music ring in the ears of audiences around the world.

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Gerson Eleonora (1987) has a passion for writing, whether it be short stories, poems or the biographies, reviews and music articles displayed here on the site. He is an aficionado of everything Caribbean, it’s almost as if salt water runs through his veins.
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