Tell us about yourself, who are you and where do you come from?
I am an artist. I have over 12 years of experience in audio engineering and have mastered thousands of records. I have specialized knowledge in pro tools and all aspects of music and art production. i have a passion for music and enjoy being freely creative. i enjoy creating works of art in music from clever punch lines, articulate metaphors, impeccable flow and precise production. i want to be the next game changing excitement that hip-hop and all forms of music and art need. i founded jetsonz music media in 2012 and have released past and current projects on apple music and spotify. I was born in canton, ohio, and now live in san diego, california. Coming from ohio to california gives me an appreciation and respect for many styles of hip-hop.
How was your passion for music born? Who are your idols?
My homeboy Kenny gave me a copy of the software program fruity loops before he got locked up when i was coming out of high school. he knew i had a way with computer programs and believed in me to make major moves with music. i ended up taking apart an old pair of ear bud headphones that night to make an input microphone so that i could record. That’s when the passion started. my idols are jay-z and j cole. i can see myself with their level of talent and creativity. i have the drive to become the best of both of them musically and professionally.
What kind of music do you do? And what is the most special about it?
i make hip-hop for fans who appreciate the boom pap along with lyrical flow that is fun. i want to evoke emotion and i want fans to have fun with the music. i like music with a futuristic sound that also can become a classic hit. i am always working on the next best hit because music and the fans are always growing and changing and i want to keep them entertained always.
What is the most important song for you? What message does the song have?
i made a track called “how could you live with yourself” and while the lyrics held a lot of meaning, my favorite part about the song was the composition because i wrote it to be performed with a live symphony. It’s a perfect way to merge hip hop with symphony orchestra. i want to perform this track with major symphonies across the country and share true hip hop with the students learning these instruments who enjoy an opportunity to fuse hip hop with classical sound.
What are your plans for the future? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
i see myself performing and touring in five years and beyond. i enjoy being an artist and want to keep helping the next generation appreciate hip hop and all forms of art and music. i see myself as an artist and educator. i know my music will create opportunities for others and paths for others they never realize existed.
What would you recommend to young musicians? What is the recipe for success?
keep following your dreams and embrace your passions. share your talents with the world. everyone’s recipe for success is a little different, but it should always include hard work, dedication and it should always be fun!
Tell our readers a funny episode that happened in your career as an artist.
there was this time i was preparing for a show that was 3 hours away, but i couldn’t remember all of my lyrics because i had just created the songs the week before. for the entire road trip, i played my set on repeat to learn my lyrics so i wouldn’t forget on stage. i ended up having a great show, but it’s definitely the best and worst part of always creating new material so fast!