INTERVIEW: J-LUV DA PRINCE
1. Cru Cru J - LUV DA PRINCE , super nice to have the chance to chat with you! What first got you into music?
2.What’s your favorite Youtube channel?
3. Can you describe a real-life situation that inspired you?
4. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?
5. What do you dislike about the art world?
6.What are you focussing on right now?
7. How do you balance your time in the studio with other commitments such as a part-time job, family, admin?
8. What is the biggest mistake you have made within your career to this point?
9. What’s your favorite TV show?
10. Do You agree with the Pigeon?
1. Thank you very much. It’s nice of you to have me. It was the summer of 2000, when I was 14 years old, when I was introduced to a cassette player. It was not supposed to work out the way it did, honestly. I was thinking about everything else except music. I liked to listen to it, but that was all. Basketball was my first love, but an immediate blow sent me on a different path. When I was 11 years old, I experienced my first case of epilepsy. Between the age of 11 and my freshman year, I had over 100 seizures. They still allowed me to play basketball as I intended, but it wasn't until I had one during one of the games that they dropped me altogether. I think they wanted to avoid being held accountable for what may happen in the future. It's understandable. School is a business as well. During those 3 years, I had flocked to creating poetry. Of course, at that age, it was for the girls, lol. It was an important time in my life, if I could describe it that way. At the end of my freshman year, I was introduced to a few guys who liked to freestyle, and they invited me to join them in a group. June arrived, and I found myself falling in love with something else for a change, and since then, it has not been the same.
2. I keep up with all types of music, but I think everyone should check out Gematria Effect News (Zachary K Hubbard) at least once. It's not related to music, but it is where I spend most of my time when I'm on YouTube. I am a person with an open mind, and I find many of the topics he speaks on very interesting. I can tell you now that it is not for everyone. I'll just leave it at that and move on.
3. I think I answered that question already.
4. As a married man with kids, most people would probably think that they're the first thing I think about. I don't know. When I first get up, honestly, I'm not thinking.
5. Sometimes trying to satisfy others can be frustrating. There are some who like one side of my character, and others that are entirely different. So as a rapper and singer, I take pride in giving the best of both worlds when I'm working on any record. It is easier and faster for me to write a song because I can come from two different sides of the spectrum. So, I guess it can be frustrating, but on the other hand, it might not be.
6. When it comes to making music, my goal has always been to get as many people as possible to listen to what I have to offer. Countless artists do it for money, but I don't need it. It was never about the money in the first place. I got into this art to express myself and show people that I was more than the person they saw on the outside. I exhibit feelings of emotion. Over the years, I've been contacted by many labels, but I've never trusted any of them. Some people think I'm paranoid. You are free to call it what you please. Money comes with the territory, though, so I'm grateful when it hits. However, it has never been about that green sheet of paper.
7. I have always ensured that my life was balanced when it came to my family. Once again, I don't get called out. I set the rules when it comes to creating music. Whenever I write for other singers, I am able to do it on my own time and I have been blessed with the gift of creativity that they wait on me to finish their track. They are willing to give me the amount of time I want because they know that we create something special when we work. Some people do features with me. When I did shows, it was on my terms. I think you understand what I'm saying. My family is the center of everything that happens. Regarding a job, mine is a stay at home dad, which I love dearly. Some people may say it's not a job, but please come on over here and see if you can handle what I do daily. My children love me home, and I am grateful to be close to them at all times for the time that I have left. Speaking in general, of course.
8. Biggest mistake? I got into this game to let other people experience me, do shows in the process, and work with other artists like me across the globe. I have set out to achieve what I want. From here, it's only uphill. Regardless of what comes next, I will embrace it and take the challenge on. No matter what it is. In my book, there are no mistakes to answer your question. At this very moment, I'm where I should be.
9. I still look at 90s sitcoms. I can't get with these shows that come on today. I don't have a favorite. Give me some good entertainment and I will kick back for a while.
10. The pigeon is always RIGHT!
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