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Interview With J Hou @j_h0u

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1.How Long Have You Been In The Rap Industry ?


I’ve been in the industry for about 4 years now just really trying to get everything off the ground.

2.Who Are Your Major Influences In Your Music?


One of my major influences in the music is Drake. As an artist Drake is very strategic with the way he operates and I admire that.

3.What Is Your First Single ? –  Or What Single Do You Have Out Now ?


My first single is called “AAA” lol man this song is so lyrically inclined that when I first wrote it I thought that I’d never be able to write anything that compare to it.

4.Who Do You Have On Your Album?


I don’t have an album out yet, however I do have an EP out titled “The Rough Draft” executively produced by BDash and only one feature from my guy Mellz

6.Where Were You Born ?  – Where Do You Live Now ? 


I was born in Cleveland Heights OH and I still live here, for now.

7.Who Would You Like To Work With That You Haven’t Already ?


I would love to work with Cleveland’s own Alina Baraz. I absolutely love her and her music!

8. Who Do You Have On Your Albums Right Now ?


Like I said before, no albums out. Just an EP and I might start working on another soon. 

9.Who Is Your Favorite Rapper You Like Right Now ?


My favorite rapper right now is definitely Dave East. I like how he switches it up and will tell a story, but then talk his sh*t about his everyday life and all the money he has

10.Who Do You Think Is The Hottest Producer Out ?  –  What Would You Say To That Producer On Why They Should Work With You ?


Oh the hottest producer out is my boy BDash. Lol ain’t no question about it and BDash and myself have worked together many of times so to him just keep up the good work, to others, don’t sleep on my guy!

11.How Did You Come Up With Your Album Title ?


I came up with the EP title because that’s what it felt like, a “Rough Draft” it was my first time making an EP. my first time being in a real studio. I knew I’d prob slip up somewhere and need revisions and everything. Just like an essay for class so that’s how I came up with it. 

12.What Is Your Favorite Song On Your Album ?


Favorite song on the EP is “Keep Goin” hands down period no debating it.

13.Which Song On Your Album Means The Most Too You ?


The song on the EP that means the most to me is “The Wait” for personal reasons I’m really not trying to talk about right now. 

14.Who Are You Signed With ?


Signed to no one. Independent but I’m gunning for a few labels. 

15.When Is Your Album Release Date ?


No date yet. Only an idea of what EP I’ll do next. 

16.What Cities Do You Plan On Touring ?


I honestly want to your everywhere I can so to put a limit on the cities would feel like putting a limit on myself. I’m going to go wherever this music takes me

17.What Female Rapper Or Artist Do You Think Is The Sexiest ?


Like I said previously, Alina Baraz, I don’t just love her for her music. She is absolutely beautiful. 

18.What Would You Like To See From The Music Industry Over The Next Year ?


I don’t know if I’d change anything. Everything seems like it’s really been good. If it’s not broken don’t fix it. 

19.What Is Your Second Single Going To Be ?


Second single been out, it’s called “Nothing New”

20.If You Could Compare Yourself To An Already Established Artist, Who Would That Be And Why ?   


I hate comparing, feels like that’s a way to really take away the originality from the artist you are. However, Trey Songz just because he’s one of the R&B artist listen to the most so I may incorporate something I’ve heard from him in a song or two. 

21.What Do You Think Your Listeners Will Get Out Of Your Music ? 


Other listeners will definitely catch a vibe and some nice word play. Not every song has a message but when it does I’m strong with it. Oooo and you’ll definitely get a caption for you IG pictures lol

22.What Were You Thinking About When Your Songs Are Developed? Explain Your Process ?


Usually it’s an emotion type thing. If I feel an overwhelming feeling of too much of one emotion I usually write. It calms me down and relaxes me. Once I’m done writing I record it on my phone so i can keep listening to it and memorize it, see where I’m going to ad lib if any, then I take it to the studio. 

23.Who Got You Started In The Rap Industry  ?


I got myself started 

24.What Made You Want To Get Into The Music Business ? 


I’ve always loved singing. But I never took it serious until others kept telling me I should so eventually I listened and I wrote my first song and went to record it and when it turned out better than I thought I knew this was something I wanted to do. 

25.How Does Your Family Feel About Your Music And Your Choice Of Career ?


It’s 50/50 i think. Some love that I’m doing it and some may not be as excited about it. 

26.What Is The Most Difficult Thing You’ve Had To Endure In Life ? 


My grandfather passing away was the hardest so far, next question.

27.What Do You Hope To Accomplish With Your Music ?


I hope to accomplish a financially free lifestyle from doing what i love. I want to give back more than anything. To my family, my friends, my community, charities, all of that. 

28.What’s The Demographic You Are Trying To Reach Out To ?


I’m trying to reach out to everyone. Not one person is singled out. 

30.What Is Your Goal And Height That You Want To Reach With Your Music ?


Let’s just say I’m trying to be an icon in the industry, platinum plaques, Grammys. Everything. No limit to my goals and no ceiling on the height. I’m taking this as far as I can and I’m determined to be big. 

32.How Can People Reach You ? 


You can reach me on IG at j_h0u
Twitter @j_h0u
Snapchat at J.Houston

Email – jhoustonsongs@gmail.com

Instagram – j_h0u

Twitter – j_h0u

Snapchat – j.houston

Sound Cloud – SoundCloud.com/jhouston0707

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