Journalist-Please, Introduce yourself?
I go by the artist jkartel
Journalist-What got you into music and made you realize that it was your chosen path?
I been into music since I was 8 . It was always been my passion to make music I always wanted to be rapper growing up watch mom struggle growing to take care me my brother as a single mother working two jobs and putting her self through college wasn’t easy for us coming up bouncing house to house I wasn’t always fortunate to have both parents growing up so i always told myself that one day i was gone do whatever it takes to make it the music industry the people i have around me right now my family friends my team my fans my city all kept me motivated to keep pushing there my motivation they believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself
They seen the potential in me so I made a promise to never stop until I make it I can’t let em down
Journalist- What story behind your Success?
I grew up in small town called Iowa Louisiana 5miuntes outside of lake Charles I’ve always been back and forth between the two cities my grandma lived in lake Charles so I usually just say I’m from Lake Charles Louisiana
I usually travel to different cities I never been to and pass out Q red codes I also pass out flyers to my show if I know I have one coming up in the city I travel to I do ig ads I share and post music on every platform I have and I net work with other artist/producers I do a lot of radio interviews as well
Journalist-Tell us about your new single. And what’s the story behind it? And What makes your music unique?
Ok and I make different type of music I make music that everyone will enjoy it really just depends on how I’m feeling at the time I make a lot of club hits and r&b I’m very versatile I can rap and sing
My twerk came bout when I was in a strip club one night trying to think of song that would have a the woman dancing I kept see females make twerk videos on tik tok everytime I went out to clubs or strip clubs women where always twerking so I just decided one day I was just gone make song called twerk I hit up my manager told her I had this club track I wanted to lay down she booked the session that same night went in recorded the song then it was just up from there
Journalist- What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
The one thing I’d tell upcoming artist no matter where you from who you are always believe in yourself never give up on your dreams/goals all you need is that one hit song to blow you up keep God first and you will succeed
Journalist-And any particular artist/band you would like to collaborate with in the future?
I’m big on collaborating with artist from my home state I’ve always been a fan of cashmoney records juvenile BG Terk Wayne baby mannie fresh no limit Master P C murder pimp c bun b
Kevin gates boosie webbie rappers I’d like to collaborate with NBA youngboy dude talented I like his work epic Drake I like the way he took over the game the way he make versatile music The beautiful renni rucci cardi B Fredo bang and Kevin Gates and Chris brown and migos nelly and the game
Journalist-Any upcoming projects in 2023?
I’m working on a upcoming project called “she’ll Do It ” Ft AR jay that’s gone hot new single to be on the look out for 2023 bout to be my break out year!!
First i want to start off by giving thanks to god all glory goes to him because none of this wouldn’t even be possible with out him second I want to shoute out my Manager 225tchi our team behind the scenes BIGDREAMSENT both my mom and dad and my brothers and sisters to all my family friends supporters and fans all the dj’s and radio stations that’s spinning my music in rotation right now
Journalist-How our Readers contact with you?
You can reach on Instagram @iam_jkartel