With everything coming to us, We have to filter what we hear and see sometimes, but with artists like Jon Dough, he giving his all and knocking at the door, asking Hip-Hop to let him in? We had a sit down with Jon Dough and found out why he is still standing strong.
1. How did you come up with the stage name “John Dough” does it has a significant mean?
I actually didn’t pick the name, it was given to me by a good friend/ producer name “Blaze Trackz”. I was named “Young J” before anything. As time went on I thought about it everyone starts off as a young or lil, so I wanted something different. I couldn’t think of nothing, and so he called me Jon Doe as an unidentified person because I had no rap name & like that it stuck with me. & I ended up spelling it “Jon Dough”
2. Do you think your music standout from others?
Yeah, I feel like my music does standout from others. My voice alone gravitates people then when they hear the music they love it. I have never been compared to anyone as far as music on my sound, style, etc.
3. Is there anyone you would like to work with in the near future ( Producers, artists, etc. )?
Yeah there is too many to list to be honest. But some producers I would love to work with “The Invasion”, “Dj Mustard”, “The A-Team”, “June”, “808 Mafia” “Yp on the Beat”. Man like I said the list could go on for days with boy producers & artist.
4. What inspired you to become an artist?
I feel in love with music at a young age, at about maybe 13-14. I was a freshmen in high school. I started going to my cousins house over the weekends, he had the closet set up with the desktop, & mic hook up. That’s when my cousin & teammate “Billy GRAM” taught me how to write a 16 & that’s how it all started.
5. In 4-5 years. Where you see yourself with the music?
In 4-5 years I see myself as an established artist in the music game & using my craft to take care of my loved ones . Bet awards, red carpets, magazines, etc. I want it all, I know if I grind & stay working I can do anything I put my mind to.
6. What made you name your new project “Higher Learning” any meaning behind it?
I got the idea for higher learning from the round table. The round table is a place where knowledge is passed on to one another. If the Round table was a tree it would be the trunk. Higher learning would be nothing but a branch just am extension of the tree. It has deeper meanings than smoking a lot of weed but you just visit the round table to find out.
7. Are there any rumors you would like to clear up?
I wouldn’t say it’s a rumor but most people think I’m from Sacramento, CA. I’m from Fairfield, CA.
8. When you think of “Vintage Media Group”, what comes to mind?
When I think of “Vintage Media Group” first thing that comes to mind is a retro or an old school feel.
9. What can we expect from you this year?
Well as most people know I still have “Higher Learning 2” in the works. I also have a new EP dropping 10/14/14 teaming up with Sacramento producer “Rizzy” called “The Young And Gifted EP”. Just a small sample before the drop of HL2. Also throughout the years I’ll just be dropping freestyles, singles, videos, new episodes, etc.
10. “Only the strong survive” visual was dope. Tell us a little about making and putting together that visual?
Man that video is one of my favorites. I teamed up with the fam “Rebellious Reflection” we’ve worked together on a few other videos also. But basically with subject matter of the song we wanted to just get a lot of dope performance scenes & play around with scenery we had. We shot the video all with in a few hours & was edited and everything with in a weeks time. We wanted the video to be clean but simple at the same time.