We had the good fortune of connecting with Jabre “Major” Green and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jabre “Major”, what do you attribute your success to?
One has to be dedicated to their craft . I learn something new about creating every single day. It is hard to continue to grow once you are complacent. I try to approach each project with a mindset that it could be the artifact that creates the next big opportunity for my brand.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I cannot be put in a box. Over time, I’ve made it a priority to build on the artistic foundations that people admire from my perspective. I want to provide a professional experience to every artist, subject, or client that encourages them to return to my brand. Vibes are important. Communication is key. However, without losses, it’s hard to start to grow. I view each challenge to where I am today as a stepping stone. Many of the challenges have created skills that now serve as an advantage.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If possible, I would arrange for my friend to visit during a time that a dope event was in play locally. That way I have more options for entertainment. I like to switch the scene up and hangout in different places other than where I reside. So for night life we would probably hit the road. Party favors would always be in reach. As for food recommendations, everyone has to try The Dankery (Durham, NC) when they come in town.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to give a shoutout to the entire village that contributed to my growth as a creative black man. This would include several family members, teammates, fraternity brothers, and lifetime friends. This village, led my parents, understood my strengths and weaknesses enough to guide me effectively to an adulthood with opportunity.