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1.How long have you been in the rap game? 

This May will make 19 years.

2.Who are your major influences in your music? 

Too many to name, honestly, as a writer almost everyone I know and/or encounter in life is a major influence. Musically speaking some other Artist that are a major influence in my thought process are, but not limited to, Geto Boys, Dr. Dre, Blood Raw and OutKast.

3.What is your first single ?

The first single from my debut album is “READY 4 WHATEVER” which features BLOOD RAW and Produced by Breed. Also, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered at Lay-Lo Studios.
My sophomore album titled “INTEGRITY” which releases November 12, 2013 has a single releasing August 2013 titled “Welcome 2 The Future” produced by Auditory Productions, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered at Lay-Lo Studios.

4.Who Do You have On Your Album?

Of course I have the big homie BLOOD RAW on the new album on a record titled “iSHOWANDPROVE” produced by C.A.T., Engineered, Mixed and Mastered at Lay-Lo Studios. Also, there will be a couple more surprises on there, but you have to wait for the release to see for yourself! But, most definitely, be on the look out for a brand new record this year titled “Certified Go Getta” produced by Breed and features PC Slimm, Playboy Tre, Mr. Bones, Flyy and more! This record is huge and gonna impact the mixtape scene heavy! The record will also be on one of my mixtapes releasing this year titled “READY 4 WHATEVER (The Re-Up)”.

5.How did you get into the rap game?

I got in by learning, working and paying my money for the legalities. But, what really got me in, was when I finally decided to open up and network with others.. it’s been sky high ever since. But, no matter with or without a team, it is the grind, hustle and work.

6.Where were you born?
850.. Okaloosa County.. Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

7.Who would you like to work with that you haven’t already?

Wow, great question.. honestly, I have a long list on that.. but, to name just a couple.. Dr. Dre, OutKast, Pharrell Williams, Zack de la Rocha, Sade and Paul Hardcastle.. those are like my tops!

8.Who do you think is the hottest rapper out?

Good question.. there’s some cats buzzin out there.. T.I., Snoop, Juicy J, Wiz, ya feel me.. I know there’s more but you get the picture.

9. Who do you think is the hottest producer out?

Dr. Dre. But, I gotta salute Organized Noize and The Neptunes.

10.Who is your favorite artist?

Sade.

11.How did you come up with your album title?

To be honest, my debut album “READY 4 WHATEVER” was named by BLOOD RAW.. as we were on the road doing his shows, I was planning and working my career as well and his input was important to me. For my sophomore album “INTEGRITY” all I did was ask myself the question, how would you describe yourself and your work and the answer was integrity.

12.What is your favorite song on your album?

Debut album, most definitely, “READY 4 WHATEVER” featuring BLOOD RAW because it gives me the same feeling every time I play it, flawlessly. As far as my new album goes, I’m still working and I’d have to say “Welcome 2 The Future” because of the same reason.. every time I work on it it give me “that feeling”.

13.Which song on your album means the most too you?

On my debut album, I definitely have to say “Bout Myself” because it was my auto biography for my music career up to that point and summed up in a record.

14.Who are you signed with?

I am not signed. I am truly Independent and being signed isn’t my goal. This was always my dream and goal.. to do what I’m doing Independently.. and with no restrictions!

15.When is your album release date?

“INTEGRITY” releases November 12, 2013 via all major digital outlets.. iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, etc.

16.What cities do you plan on touring?

Great question.. No current plans, but, my usual routes are all over Florida, Atlanta and Los Angeles. That doesn’t mean performing either, I could be in Cali. walking on Hollywood Blvd. giving c.d.’s away to the tourist or I could be in Florida in the hood at the local club about to get on stage, ya feel me.

17.What female rapper or artist do you think is the sexiest?

C’mon man.. I ain’t gonna say sexiest or whatever.. but all the way around musically and everything, I’d be on that Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu type, ya feel me.

18.What would you like to see from the music industry over the next two years?

I would love to see the topics change!

19.What is your second single gonna be?

My second single, I already mentioned, it’s titled “iSHOWANDPROVE” featuring BLOOD RAW produced by C.A.T., Engineered, Mixed and Mastered at Lay-Lo Studios.

20.What rapper do you dislike or hate the most?

HaHa.. next question!

21.Favorite drink in the club?

Ooooo Weeee, okay.. Grey Goose with a splash of red bull.. or Ciroc straight on ice.. or simple Crown and Coke.

22.Favorite industry magazine?
I gotta salute Ozone, ya feel me, I fux wit Vibe and XXL to.

23.Who got you started in the rap game?

Me, Myself and I.

24.How does your family feel about your music and your choice of career?

My Mother loves it, supports me 1000% and anybody that got close around me can testify to that.

25.Top 5 rap albums of all time?

In no specific order…. DJ Magic Mike “And The Royal Posse” because it was out of Florida, Independent, first gold c.d. I bought and it just was the inspiration of a lot back then…. Geto Boys “Grip It! On That Other Level” because of the no restrictions in the music, raw and real…. Dr. Dre “The Chronic” it was simply monumental and I love the vision of the label, roster of artist, etc…. OutKast “ATLiens” simply because I can play the entire album on loop and never get tired of it…. N.E.R.D. “In Search Of” this album was the beginning of a whole new sound that I liked.

26.Favorite r and b group or solo artist?

Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, the originators.

27.Where do you see the rap game headed?

It’s heading to a brand new spot because almost everyone is tired of where it is currently.

28.How do you usually come up with your songs?

A number of ways…. Sometime I have a concept or topic that I have to formulate a song around, or as I’m living a chorus might pop in my head and I log it in my phone and sometimes I simply lock myself in a studio playing the music as loud as possible then whatever comes out, is what it is!

29.What can we expect from you in the future?

A lot of HARD work and some of the best music that I am capable of giving to ya!

30. How Can People Reach You?

(850) 598.FLA-J | 850-598-3525 | www.FloridaJ.com | @FloridaJ850 | www.RawNewz.tv |

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