We had the good fortune of connecting with Terrance(TJ) King and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Terrance(TJ), what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
They’re many things that play a part in what makes me happy. Being creative & helping people reach their goals while doing what we love is probably the main thing. Working among like-minded people and pushing one another to be our best selves will always put a smile on my face. community?
As a creative person, I always so many influences when it came to music. From R&B, Rap, Country, EDM, Rock, etc. The list goes on. I never wanted to put myself in a box creatively. When It comes to music what I want people to take away from my experience is that you can make whatever you want. If you asked what genre Jimmy Wit An H is, you really couldn’t pick one genre. We make whatever you want and whatever we feel, and at the end of the day I know the music will resonate with who it’s suppose to resonate with. We’ve had the opportunity to work so many talented artists spread across so many genres. I always found that there is opportunity in everything we do, we just have to train our minds to know it when we see it. There is also so much that we can all learn in this industry, so the more we learn the more valuable you become. For me, I hated the idea of working for someone. Being told what to do and when to do it never sat right with me. Seeing people wake up and go to work at a place they hate was enough for me to do whatever it takes to not be like them. So I made it a mission to be able to wake up and not just to do what I wanted to do, but to do what I loved. That makes all the difference. Also, defining my own definition of success played a key role in being happy. My friend MattOof put me onto Earl Nightingale and he really helped me put things in perspective. He taught me that my definition of success may not be the same as your definition of success and that’s okay. As long as I worked towards something I’m on the right path. This journey isn’t easy by any means. You lose sleep and you’ll shed some tears. I’ve had highs and lows but the highs always outweighed the lows. If I wanted to be able to whatever I wanted I needed to learn more. I learned that you absolutely without a doubt must make yourself valuable if want the lifestyle of your dreams. That is the only way you will obtain what you want.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I don’t really do much beside make music in the studios so we’d probably go get some wings and catch one of the homies DJ in the city. I got tons of homies that have been killing it in the city such as: Midnite Panda, MVLIK HD, XHRIS, CYRUS, Slippy Daniels, and Mike’s Revenge just to name a few.
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?
They’re so many people I could name that has helped me get to where I’m at. I’d like to give a shoutout to my mom, my brother, Caleb Joyce, Walt, Neal, & Rain, from Fulton Yard Unlimited, my team The Saviours, the entire DropSquad family, David & Maria VanVurst because they taught me important life skills that I use to this day, and recently De3 Studios for really helping get my engineering career going. So many more I could name but I’d fill up this entire section.
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