We had the good fortune of connecting with J-Law and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi J-Law, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I am from a town called Thomasville, Ga. I grew up in church singing in the choir and on the youth and adult praise teams. I also was a band geek from fifth grade all the way through high school. I really fell in love with music in 7th grade and new it was a passion. One of my teachers taught me so much, and instilled a lot of wisdom. The main thing he taught me was excellence. I also was a part of the Thomasville Music & Drama Troupe. Under the direction of Ms. Lisa Davis, I was taught how to sparkle and shine on stage. Thanks to these two people I’ve really grown into the young professional I am today.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I call my artistry one or two things. Eclectic jazz, or Trap jazz. I kind of created my own lane and my own sound. My sound is HEAVILY influenced by jazz. I’m most proud of my newest project called the HIM EP. This project is one of the best I’ve created. It has a sound for everyone who listens to it. I got to where I am today through hard work and patience. Oh yeah, and a LOT of prayer. It wasn’t easy. Money is one of the hardest things to come by as an independent artist. It can sometimes be discouraging when it seems like things aren’t gonna work out for you.
I’ve learned that you have to stay focused on your own vision. If you look to the left or to the right, you’ll loose sight of what makes you unique. I’ve also learned that trusting yourself will pay off. Sometimes you’ll have an idea that people don’t understand until after you’ve shown the final product.
I want the world to know that J-Law is inspiration. It’s freedom to be who you are, flaws and all.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’d probably take him bowling. Well cosmic bowling. Truthfully though, I’d take him to different restaurants downtown that he and I both have never eaten at. There are so many, and the food is always delicious.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have to give a shout out to my mentor, best friend, big brother, and shoulder to lean on Timothy Léon. Watching him opened my eyes to what I could do. I also want to give a shout out to my church, Majestic Kingdom Embassy, for teaching me that I can still pursue my dreams. And of course the most important shout out is to the big guy upstairs. All of this is possible because of him.
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