With the 19th Instalment of #thhguruinterviews, we had the chance to ask emerging Canadian TRAP LEGEND BBNO$ a few questions!
JAY-Z, photographed performing on-court during The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation’s inaugural “Think B.I.G.” basketball tournament, by Eurila Cave on August 22, 1998.
The event was created to promote awareness of The Christopher Wallace Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at creating education and employment centers for Brooklyn-area kids. It has traditionally been held at the Crispus Attucks Park in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
At the inaugural event Hov spoke to MTV News, saying his slain friend continued to be an inspiration to him and many others: “[When] someone like Biggie comes out the neighborhood you look at that like, ‘I could do that.’ That’s where B.I.G., that’s where Christopher is from, [the guy] who used to [hang] in front of the yellow store all day long.
It’s just the inspiration and the drive to know that if you strive, things could happen and you can come up out of here, Brooklyn, [or any other] tough neighborhoods.”
It's not clear where this happened, but someone in a BMW took up two parking spots at a strip mall. So someone else used the front end of their Jeep to PUSH it into one spot, and dented the side
There was plenty of parking, so they didn't even need to. And the two guys in the Jeep kind of sound like they're acting. So some people think it was staged, and they just wanted to go viral.
Name: Jordan Isaiah Dunn
Nickname: Isaiah Moon
Where are you from and where are you currently living?
Currently I'm back and forth between Arizona and NY but for the most part I stay in my hometown of Syracuse, NY
What's your process?
Honestly I just keep a lot of text messages between myself and ex girlfriends or old friends who might've switched up or just don't fuck with me anymore and I'll try to bring up those old feelings and put them into a song or even just a line or two
Who influenced your style? How do you separate yourself from other artists?
I feel like there's a lot of different elements that make up my own style I definitely listen to a lot of R&B like Bryson Tiller, DVSN, and THEY but I also grew up on Wayne, Jimi Hendrix, Kanye, The Beach Boys just a lot of different shit which I think is why I'm so versatile and don't have any ONE sound
Do you prefer a particular art form - photography or producing?
I find a way to merge photography with my music
What are new challenges when you step in the studio?
Recently learning and understanding my vocal range since I haven't been singing for very long now since I started as just a rapper
Top three music influencers?
I gotta go with Andrè 3000, Bryson Tiller, and Lil Wayne
Can you describe yourself in five words?
Passionate, optimistic, mellow, indecisive, and shy
What encouraged you to start making music? At what point in your life did you decide that music was your passion?
I was 10 when I first started writing I was always shy and didn't have a ton of friends and I'd see music videos with girls all over these rappers so ya know being 10 I just did whatever I saw on tv and started writing my own music, when I was about 13 I fell for a girl that I grew up with and started trying to make love songs for her so that pushed me to be a better artist and when my grandfather passed the last conversation we had was about me making it, the year after he passed the girl I had fell for broke up with me so now I do it because I never had closure between myself and her on top of wanting to live out my grandfathers vision of me making it
Definitely would wanna work with Kanye he's so revolutionary and 808 & Heartbreak is one of my all time favorite albums I feel like he could help me create one of my greatest songs and push me to go back and make sure the song is legendary
How do you feel about the internet in the music business?
I think it's huge nowadays, a lot of people would rather start their own collective or label rather than sign to a major label and with platforms like SoundCloud out there it's so easy finding upcoming artists, if your smart about your approach you can also use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and even Tumblr as marketing tool
You have the chance to be anybody for a day. Who would you be and what would you do?
Honestly I'd just stay myself I mean if I HAD to choose I'd wanna be like an animal or some shit just to see what that's like
Something that fans wouldn’t know about you?
I briefly interned with a local news station
If you had to listen to one album & one mixtape for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
That's a tough one but I think I'd either go with TrapSoul, 808 & Heartbreak, or My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Outside of music what hobby do you turn to in order to rejuvenate your creativity? What is a typical day/week like for you?
My second hobby would either be basketball or photography and I'm creative with both whether it's a cross over or trying to do something interesting with taking a photo. A typical week for me though is probably just recording music, few long drives with my team, and finding one day for friends. As much as I'd love to be stuck in front of a mic I have to get out at least once a week for the sake of new experiences
What should we expect next?
February 25th I'm starting my debut album currently titled "Closure" which I'm hoping to release September 16th this year. I'm working strictly within my team on this project hoping i can create a great album with little to no features
After dropping his hard-hitting, self-titled album just a week ago, Future comes back with yet another album, HNDRXX. As the name suggests, HNDRXX is less about fast-paced hi-hats and heavy 808s and more about melody and mood. From Coming Out Strong ft. The Weeknd to Damage, the song Selfish with Rihanna, and more, HNDRXX features many tracks that I’m sure even Hendrix himself would have grooved with. If you were a fan of Future’s 2014 album Honest (which was originally going to be named Future Hendrix), you will definitely enjoy this updated take on that R&B side of Future’s sound. -Jason Sobey
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