This artist conveys a deep message to all artists that want to hustle to come up off of their passion, but the ones that succeed are the ones that finish what they start. J Dubb is an artist entrepreneur that is taking his destiny into his own hands. A cosign and opening position with bone thugs and harmony builds his anticipation.
1. Lets talk about the climate in Fresno. Many people might think they have the game on lock, but it's been tried and true that there are up and coming artists and talents emerging everywhere even when they might be overlooked. What categories do you fall into and where do you see yourself a year from now?
I feel like I can fall into multiple styles Gangsta Rap,G Funk hit um wit some HipHop possibly even some R&B because I have wrote some singing hooks before. I don't know a lot can happen in 1year but I'd have to say as long as I can see a progression from where I was to where I am at that point I'm fine with that.
2. We talked about that Crooked I feature, where are you at with that record? Can your fans expect to hear that anytime soon?
KXNG Crook and Horseshoe Gang are 2 Features that I'd love to get done by the end of the year. So hopefully the stars align and I'll be able to make that happen for my people.
3. California is known for gangster rap, where do you fall into place for west coast music and what are your greatest influences?
I think I fall right in line to what you think West Coast Rap is but with a twist. Chicano Rappers from Southern Cali,Central Cali and Northern Cali all sound different. I can be as poetic as Pac on "Dear Mama" or I can be as deadly as Cube on "No Vaseline". Of course those 2 are some big influences along with Mac Dre, 11-5, Above the law , NWA,Richie Rich, E40 and UGK
4. Name 4 things you want your listeners to take away from your music?
There is only one thing that I want people to take away from my music. That is the Fact that I put my heart and soul into what I do and I do it for my people where ever they may be it don't matter the coast or color cause we all shades of brown.
5. Craziest music story; groupies, touring, celebrities, and live shows, whats been a highlight in your career and how have you been able to maintain within this era where people don't necessarily live what they rap?
Since I started rapping in 2002 it had been a dream to perform at The Lowrider Super Show. Finally in 2016 I got my chance, I opened up for Chicano Legends Lighter Shade Of Brown and Tyga. I've been able to maintain because I was raised by G's and stick to a code that's rare. Real dudes know what I speak of.
6. What makes Fresno different from every other city in California? Where do you see the city going and where do you see the music in the city going?
I can't really speak on other city's. All I know is my City's Underground Movement is thick with artist of all genres. I've yet to cross with someone in my lane. Feels like the city's sitting at the bottom so there is only one way to go and that's to the top.7. What can your fans expect from you by the end of the year?
My people can't expect The NEW Album "Califoreal:Money Outta Town" along with some New music videos.
8. Give one piece of advice to an up and coming rapper looking for advice to get into the game?
There is a lot of advise I'd like to give a young buck. That's because no one ever gave me s***, except my Primo Rawb D. "Spit it how you feel it!"
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