JR is an up & coming Hip-Hop/Reggaeton rapper, producer, and songwriter currently living in Los Angeles, CA. The 21-year-old bilingual artist displays an undeniable presence on numerous tracks. Follow his unique music that’s catching fire fast. VMG Had A Sit-down With JR To See What’s New And More…
1) What keeps you motivate when it comes to your music?
My dreams motivate me. I have such big aspirations I’m working towards, and the more support and affirmation I get from my fans, the more I’m motivated to push every single day.
2) When you think of “Vintage Media Group”, what comes to mind?
When I think of Vintage Media Group I think of modern hip-hop culture wrapped in a magazine. You guys do a great job of shining light on the up and coming artists we have in today’s world. Sometimes it’s hard to gain attention from bigger magazines because they only want to publish established artists. So I also think of the word “opportunity”!
3) Being that you are from Los Angeles, what is the state of Hip-Hop there? How would you titled your style of music?
Hip-Hop in LA is reignited. With guys like Kendrick Lamar, YG, and DJ Mustard really putting on for the city in the past five years, the state of hip-hop is great. There’s a mix of conscious or “lyrical” rap, but there’s also a lot of turn up rap coming out of the city. I would title my music as “Modern, Urban, and Unique”.
4) With your most recent EP…”The Dark Room EP” is DOPE. Can you give us some details on how you came up with that song?
Well I came up with the Dark Room EP this summer, I just worked really hard to put together a quality EP with each track being distinct and well written. I came up with the song “Convertible” because I know a lot of girls who are in relationships that “don’t act like they’re in relationships” when they’re around me LOL. So when I was writing the song, it all just came together perfectly, and was easy to write.
5) Where can your fans & supporters find you online? Via Twitter, Facebook, etc.?
My fans and supporters can find me on IG, FB, Twitter, Soundcloud, Spotify and much more. The links to them can be found on my website at ItsJRJones.com
6) Who are some of your influences?
I have so many! Number one, I have to give it to Lil Wayne. I grew up on his music. But in reality my dad Marquis Canaan, is a singer, and so music was all around me growing up. Other influences include: Lauryn Hill, and Tupac.
7) Any Last Remarks?
I worked so hard to write, and produce all the songs on my EP’s., I love interacting with any of my supporters so reach out to me! My VEVO page should be online in 2-4 weeks, with the debut of my single “Convertible”. I also have some clothes coming out soon, to stay updated join my mailing list on ItsJRJones.com. Lastly, I want to give a big shout out and thanks to Vintage Media group, for having me and sharing my work, I appreciate the love yal!!