We had the good fortune of connecting with Jet Rogers and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jet, how do you think about risk?
Taking risk has taught me how to stand on my own with my head held high regardless of the outcome. I’ve learned that taking risk can put you in a better situation then trying to play it safe and careful.
Not taking certain risk have hindered my success and made the road to success even longer
Without believing in yourself, nothing is possible.
With no risk there’s no fear, and without fear it’s nothing driving you to overcome.
I’ve used fear to push me to my personal limit so I can overcome and accomplish the level of success I think is success.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What sets me apart from others is the fact I’ve overcome the fear to be myself and I embrace my sound and individuality. I strive to make sure the influence I receive from my peers and other artist is strictly influence and does not affect my sound to the point where a listener could say “he sound like..”. I always sound like me and flow like me.
This is one of the things that excite me the most because I’ve recognized how important it is to have your own wave in rap culture and not being someone’s else’s clone.
The road to professionalism for me has been shaped by my peers and other professional learning experiences such as booking venues, organizing my own events, networking with artist and producers, and also creating thorough business strategies with others in the music scene so that we can all benefit. This was not easy at all and has been a learning experience all the way up until today. It requires emotional intelligence and empathy towards others art form and their craft when it comes to working with others. It also takes a different version of yourself in order to conduct business in Art and music which many artist and creatives struggle in . They forget Art is a business and you have to be able to wear that artist Hat and that business suit when necessary. I’ve learned that this is what you must do to be able to move successfully up in the music and art world.
I want the world to know that there are many moving parts in FESTWAV and my brand is comprised of my family and peers who also have Brands and music and creative content and we all contribute to each other in order to move up successfully in this industry.
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’m from Greensboro NC, where there is not to much to do. The city has hidden gems that represent the culture here. I’d show my friend the plethora of parks and nature trails that Greensboro had to offer. I use these places as safe havens to remove my self from popular culture and recharge my mental so that I can Tap into Jet Rogers almost as a alternate ego. I’d take them to the family owned food spots I regularly visit to the point that the owners and staff recognize my face and that customer and seller connection has be discounted and it is much more family and friend oriented when I’m there. I’d introduce them to my friends and brothers that I constantly work with on my craft and show them my creative process on a daily basis. Showing them that when I get together with them that we are all working and brainstorming on our next creative move. Essentially trying to bring our ideas to reality and not letting them remain as dreams but active plans that we plan to execute .
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to give credit to Marlon and Miles of Noriex Valley, RebelsNoSavage, Rich336 Coach Cam, Walt QC, and 1593. Special shoutout to Makala, my mom, and my family. They keep me on track and help me stay on my path.
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