Interview With J-Yo: From Poetry Prodigy to Hip Hop Sensation - A Journey of Authenticity and Ambition


Q. Good day, J-Yo
! We appreciate you taking the time to speak with us. The first thing we want to know is What made you want to become a musician?

A. Hip hop always held my interest, but it was during my English classes in school where my knack for poetry emerged. The transition to freestyling at 16 during house parties ignited my passion, eventually leading me to songwriting.

Q. Who are your musical influences and why?

A. My musical influences stem from the golden era of hip-hop. While Big Punisher holds the top spot as my all-time favorite artist, I draw inspiration from the likes of Nas, Biggie, Tupac, and any artist who embodies the essence of hip hop through storytelling and genuine self-expression.

Q. What has been your biggest career highlight so far?

A. My proudest moment in my career was surpassing 100,000 streams on Spotify, marking a significant surge in my popularity.

Q. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

A. Looking ahead five years, I envision myself as a prominent figure in hip hop, striving to revitalize the genre’s authenticity. My plans include expanding my presence on YouTube by producing professional music videos and achieving financial independence through my music.

Q. What Is One Message You Have for Your Fans and Supporters?

A. To my fans and supporters, I extend my heartfelt gratitude. Remember, the journey to greatness is ongoing. Embrace the mindset of continuous improvement and versatility, for true excellence lies in reaching one’s full potential.

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