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Independent Music Magazines | Jazz.i.am | Artist Interview

Independent Music Magazines | Madrigal Records is an independent music label that offers musicians a vast source of resources for help navigating their way through the music industry. We also are a global music magazine providing fresh content on our digital MusicMag on a regular basis regarding music news, album releases, tour dates, exclusive interviews, and a chance for upcoming artists to showcase their work to an interested audience. Today we had a chance to speak with Jazz.i.am, a 15-year-old rapper from Atlanta in the midst of beginning his music career as a songwriter, poet, and rap artist. Madrigal Records is among one of the few independent music magazines giving true indie and emerging artists a chance to show fans what they’re working on while they continue to the grind toward the “perfect” sound.

Independent Music Magazines – Q&A with Jazz.i.am

1.) When and why did you get involved in Recording Music?

I’ve always been interested, and I’ve always been interested in music ever since I discovered Wu-Tang and Nas and Mobb Deep, Diggable Planets and a lot more and I’ve always wanted to be able to rap so I took a shot at it and I get a lot of great responses.

2.) What is your role when creating a record? (e.g songwriting, recording, production, mixing, mastering, instruments)

Whenever I make a song or a record I do the songwriting and rhymes, I have some friends who mix/produce but for now, it’s just me.

3.) Who was your first teacher? Other teachers?

Well if you mean teacher by music, I never really had one, I taught myself.

4.) Is your family musical? /Describe your family member’s musical interests and abilities.

My parents come from the 90’s era and they always sing or play songs that I like from back then and my father put me on to a lot of east coast rap a lot of New York rappers and singers.

5.) What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?

The fondest musical memory I can remember is when I went to my dad’s house and we did some karaoke night and I was doing Eminem’s “the real slim shady” and I was rapping the verses.

6.) Which musicians do you admire? Why? Have you learned from them?

I listen to and study a lot of Wu Tang , Chance the rapper, Nas, Smino, No Name, a lot of Method Man (only the tical albums though) I listen to a lot of new rappers and I know how to make a new vibe song but I love old music it’s so raw.

7.) Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?

Wu Tang – 36 chambers, The Infamous – Mobb Deep, a lot of reggae – Buju, Ini Kamoze, Sizzla, Capleton, The Refugees or the Fugees, Ice Cube – Predator, Craig Mack – Funk the World, and Eminem for the lyrical rhymes

8.) Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV?

No I never have and I would really want to one day like that’s my dream to be on a stage with 100’s of people screaming for me.

9. Describe your first instrument. Other instruments.

The first I could remember was guitars and pianos because those are the easiest but they’re still hard to learn.

10. How often and for how long do you practice?

I practice very often I try to make at least over 5 songs a month but I’ve been doing this for 6 months since December or January. I’m persistent but there are some setbacks because of school among other things.

11. What do you practice – exercises, new tunes, hard tunes, etc.?

I practice on slow beats like a “shook ones” type beat and occasionally hook up a fast beat just to try it and see how I can flow.

MusicMag | Exclusive Interview with Jazz.i.am | Independent Music Magazines

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For now, we’ll be waiting on that first official release.

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