JusKolMeAl has been in this game for some years now, and I tell you he is doing well. His new music release Other People’s Money is attracting attention, and rightfully so. You feel an old school vibe merged with modern trendiness.
What sets him apart? Or maybe it’s just his flair for combining true, familiar words with striking beats that have you bobbing your head.
Overall, tracks like “Progress” and “Cheat Code” are insanely catchy but also have some depth. They submerge themselves in the joys and struggles of real life, offering you a bit to contemplate while you nod your head.
However, JusKolMeAl is not only about music. He is a versatile individual, trying his hand at video editing as well as cooking. He’s all about connecting with his fans and spreading positive energy everywhere he goes.
So, what’s next for JusKolMeAl? He has scheduled a few shows and is going to release some music videos.But one thing’s for sure: He is here for good and ready to conquer the Hip Hop community.
To his fans, JusKolMeAl has one message: thanks for rocking with him. He is thankful for the love and support, his journey has just begun. Therefore, fasten your seatbelt and be prepared for a bumpy ride provided by JusKolMeAl. It’s gonna be epic!
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What is your stage name
JusKolMeAl – pronounced Jus Call Me AL
Is there a story behind your stage name?
My name is Alfred. In my early hip hop years, I changed my name several times. I did a show one day and when the MC asked me my name, I told him, “Just call me Al”. He got up and said, “coming to the stage, Jus call me Al! I tore up the stage and the crowd started chanting, Just call me Al. It stuck with me.
Where do you find inspiration?
I don’t find inspiration, inspiration finds me. I have been many places amd seen many things. When I get the feeling to create, I just do it.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
I have been around music my whole life. My cousins, my parents, all had a musical background. My mother used to sing in a group, my family all Dj’ed or played instruments. In my hometown, me and my peers grew up competitively in music. Its always been around me.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Yes. Mother was a songstress, cousins and aunts were all musically inclined.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
My cousin, Kenny first inspired me as a kid watching him and friends on the turntables. My friend Tim “Real” Davis of RMG studios really taught me the studio side of things.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
My writing/verbal skills came from reading a lot of Dr. Seuss books growing up. He was my first lyrical teacher.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
I went to a Melba Moore/Freddy Jackson concert at a park near my home.
How could you describe your music?
A modern era take on that old school boom bap feeling of the 90’s
Describe your creative process.
I have 2 or 3 stages that I go through. As a producer, I have my times when I am strictly making beats and concentrating on sound. Then I have my lyrical stage when I am walking around or driving around just rapping in my head to whatever i’m hearing. Then I have my studio time when I put it together. Some of my songs may go through 2 or 3 different beats or restructure before I say, OK, thats the one.
What is your main inspiration?
Myself. I realize that if I don’t inspire me, how can I expect to inspire others.
What musician do you admire most and why?
Bette Midler. The way she controls a crowd by simply being herself. She always intrigued me.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Certainly. My experiences and my life in general has evolved, therefore my content and flow had to follow suit.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
My internal being and mind. I am constantly in competition with myself. My goal is to make sure that everytime I release music, someone tells me, “This is your best work”.
What are your interests outside of music?
I love video editing, cooking, video games and acting.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
I don’t know, I do a lot and I always focus on achieving great things. I’m following my dreams on every level.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
Learning how to navigate the social media aspect of things. I’m a in-person, outside kind of guy. Having to rely on people I’ve never met or trust people i’ve never seen still spooks me out.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Better pay for streams.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
This my first project that involves me using other producers. I usually produce a few tracks or tap into my circle of other producers. This project is all beats that i’ve aquired from other producers.
What are your plans for the coming months?
I have some shows coming up. I also plan of making a few videos.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans?
I’m always open to work with others. I usually let fate decide that one.
What message would you like to give to your fans?
I love y’all and theres nothing y’all do about it! I appreciate you for apreciating me.