We had the good fortune of connecting with Jason Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jason, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
Overall I really want to be seen for helping the community and being a good person. I want to make music with my friends like jimmy., Oluwadoe, Joe Kappa, and others and I want that music to connect with people. My friend Malach listened to my song “4thesky” and told me how it hit them on a personal level and that really resonated with me. I just want to keep experimenting with genres and make music that people can identify with.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I think what sets me apart from others is my eccentricity in real life and my music. I’m not one to just go with the flow of things I’ll probably make a beat or a song that makes everyone in the room uncomfortable but at the same time curious, that’s just who I am and the type of music I try to make. Even though I’m not famous I’m proud that I made it this far and outperformed the people who doubted me especially considering my age you know what I mean? To all the doubters and disbelievers the greatest artist of all time says, “blow me” also pardon my language. I think the biggest challenge was just finding people that I could work with. I’m not the easiest to get along with and a lot of people I meet at these shows I don’t even like to be honest. Luckily I found my crew and they’ve got my back, you know who you are.
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.
Okay, Downtown Atlanta is really cool especially for photography but you can get robbed hehehe. Little Five Points is also really good that’s usually where I go to dig for samples the record stores there are very worthwhile. I’d recommend Wax ‘N’ Facts personally. Also there’s this restaurant called Umai that’s if you like sushi it’s very underrated and I wish more people would go there.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d say if you like my music one of my friends who I get a lot of my inspiration from is Dear, Lucy & Friends. They’re very brave when they talk about black pride, sexuality, and social hierarchy. Plus the way they bounce from style to style is just beyond me. Check out their song “eartha/ trans body”, that’s my absolute favorite. I also owe a lot of my success to Gneiss Vibe and jimmy. Thank you all for putting me around such great people.
Other: Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lucidjason
Pictures of jimmy., Arouna Johnson, lithium pineapple, and Oluwadoe