J-Props, how long have you been working on music?
I started making beats in 2009, which I don’t do anymore, and I started rapping in 2011, in which I did not get serious about until this year.
What was it like coming up as a kid in Pittsburgh?
Nothing out of the ordinary. I spent most of my days riding a bicycle, playing video games and engaging in sports at the playground. However, childhood was very tough since I was picked on to extreme levels as a kid.
I understand you were good at sports, would you say that the music industry is like a verbal version of sports?
No. Sports is all about competition. Many artists are not what I would say competing, but trying to get their message out to the world as they hope for success of other artists, along with their own success.
Have you ever wished to collaborate with any major stars? Who is your current favorite artist?
Yes. Actually, I have a song featuring Killah Priest, on a beat I produced, and a song featuring Rick Ross & Gucci Mane, which on that one, the beat was produced by Maybach Music. Both artist featured tracks were made possible by Anno Domini.
What was your influence to become a Hip Hop artist?
Writing poetry definitely pushed me to develop my art of music. Combining unique rhyme schemes with the use of poetry and discussion of real life experiences, this is my story.
So tell us about your music, what projects are you currently working on?
There is never just one set project I am working on at any given time. Creating music is a constant work in progress for me, but I am currently aiming at building a bigger audience.
What school did you go to for business?
Bradford Business School.
It was a great experience meeting people with many different backgrounds. I began the development of my marketing skills, enhanced my communication skills to a great degree, and got the chance to create electronic & physical graphic design portfolios.
Is there any other genre of music you're interested in besides Hip Hop?
Although I am considered a hip hop artist, my music also crosses a variety of other genres in forms of the lyrics I write, in addition to the music itself. My songs touch many forms of Rock, some parts of Alternative, R&B, Soundtrack, even some metal here and there.
So tell us about your song "Love N Fame", what was the direction and concept for your current project?
I wanted to point out the general aspects of daily life all the way down to the ins and outs of falling in love, and combining that with some discussion of the development of a music career.
Are there any last remarks?
For any artists out there, go live your dream and never let anyone tell you that it is not possible.
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