Our team had a chance to chat with upcoming rapper J3 to get to know him on a more personal level.
Who is J3?
ALLGOOD "J3" HAILS FROM THE "DIRTY SOUTH" NEW ORLEANS, LA. HE GREW UP IN TOUGH STREETS OF NEW ORLEANS EAST AND LOWER 9TH WARD. HE STARTED RAPPING @ THE AGE OF 8, BUT ADMITTEDLY DIDN'T START TAKING IT SERIOUSLY UNTIL 2016. HE DROPPED HIS FIRST MIXTAPE #OLEWAYSMIXTAPE IN 2018! IT WAS A SUCCESS, AND IT GOT THE ATTENTION OF ONE OF THE WELL KNOWN DJ LEGENDS IN LOUISIANA "@DJYABOYEARL. " THEY TEAMED UP IN 2019 AND DROPPED THE #EVOLUTIONMIXTAPE. Allgood J3 ON #LIVEMIXTAPES IT WAS A SUCCESS. HIS LATEST WORK IS HIS BEST WORK YET. Smoker's Session EP, Vol. 1 #SMOKERSSESSIONEPVOL1. IT INCLUDES THE HIT SINGLES "I'M WIT IT" "MOE" AND "DID THINGS" HIS HIT SINGLE "FREE SMOKE 2" CAUGHT THE EYE OF DJDRAMA AND HE ADDED TO HIS PROJECT YOU CAN FIND IT ON #DJDRAMAEAR2THESTREETS
The 10 Question Interview:
Interviewer: What first got you into music?
J3: It was a combination of the hotboys and family that got me into music. Being from New Orleans, the hotboys, big tymers shit the whole cash money and No limit that’s what we grew up on. As far as family gotta credit my cousin coco and my auntie they use to me how to rhyme and rap.
Interviewer: What is your creative process like?
J3: I’m really not like other rappers I really like to be by myself when I make music. Don’t like to many ppl around all I need is some gas and a little bit 2 drink and I’m Gucci. I don’t write shit I just voice record myself first to catch my tempo then I switch out this word with dat and that’s it.
Interviewer: Has your musical journey had a deliberate direction?
J3: Yeah it has, been knowing I was gonna do this for a long time just had to get out my own way. It’s been a slow grind but a meaningful one I kno what’s destined for me.
Interviewer: What is your biggest musical challenge?
J3: Only challenge for me is getting my music out to the masses that’s it. When u independent you have to have your own money and you have to do everything yourself. Everything I’ve achieved so far has been on my own. It’s been slow but I’m starting to see results.
Interviewer: What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
J3: Real talk really don’t know. My first love was playing football and that got taking away from me in my car accident when I was younger. So I really don’t know prolly the same shit I’m doing right now Working a job like everybody else.
Interviewer: How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
J3: I feel like it’s done good and bad. The good is that artist can now make money off of streams and views. It made artist music more accessible to their fans no longer do you have to drive to a store and buy a CD or Burn a CD you can just pull up it up on the internet now. The bad is also the good, because artist can just upload their music to these websites even if they trash. So you get a lot of watered down music.
Interviewer: What is the best advice you’ve been given?
J3: The best advice I got came from my mom, although it wasn’t meant to be advice lol . She told me “nobody’s going to invest in your dreams you gotta do it yourself, you gotta make it happen because you want it to happen”.
Interviewer: If you were talking to a younger version of you, what advice would you give yourself?
J3: None of this shit you think mean something, doesn’t mean nothing at all. Just be you the kid that likes to read and rap. And stop chasing after these females the right one will come in due time. Until then M.O.E MONEY OVER EVERYTHING LOL
Interviewer: What’s next for you?
J3: I’m always working. Right now I’m working on finishing up my next 2 eps coming later this year #RELATIONSHIPCHRONICLES for my females and #NO2THEA WITH @JONBOIIBEATZ for everybody get ready all songs are done just gotta get in the stu and mix everything down.