We caught up with a new artist in the game and his name is JLD
Too Many to choose from but what sticks out the most is around holiday time like Christmas - Dressing, Greens, Mac&Cheese, Turkey Etc.
Favorite artist and why?
A few have inspired me, Michael Jackson
, Brian McKnight
, Joe, Brandy, Kim Burrell
, Darryl Coley, Prince, Fred Hammond
, Beyonce, India Arie
What age was you when you got bit by the bug the music bug that is?
I have been surrounded by music since I was born… it runs on both sides from singers to musicians it hit me very early
Who was some of your role models while coming up in the music industry?
Coming up I was exposed to a guy that I will never forget, he was one of the Head Choir Directors at my church his name was Ricky Linton… his vocals were Ridiculous I mean perfect pitch when he was going over different parts …even when he whistled it was perfect as well, if I’m not mistaking he worked with Aretha Franklin
early on when he was younger, they’re runs and riffs vocally were very similar. One of my last conversations I had with him was that I asked him to train me, He told me yes and I was so excited, I promised I was going to be a sponge… soaking up all the his techniques. I shortly found out he was sick, not to long after he passed and we never got a chance to work together but he was definitely a true role model for me coming up …someone I will never forget!
What made you decide to get in your genre of music?
I have roots in Church and it will always be my foundation… Pop/R&B/Hip Hop and Country is what I connected to when I started my pursuit… So I wanted to leave an Imprint of my own expressing myself through these Genre’s
What's the name of your first single?
How did you come up with the name?
I wanted to choose something that was easy to remember and that Stood out as well, so those two words together are already familiar with people’s minds so it was a easy decision to make.
What is your feed back on the direction of hip hop?
Hip Hop like every Genre is always evolving and I personally feel that the balance of what is happening with today styles and the foundation that was laid in the very beginning will come together and create
the future of the Genre
If you could do a collabo with any artist who would it be and why?
Brandy, Beyonce, Drake, Kanye, Taylor Swift
to name a few. The bodies of work these artist’s have laid is Unprecedented, they all have took risks expressing themselves and I fill that our chemistry will compliment each other to the fullest so I hope in the near future I will be able to work with all of them at some point.
So how does it feel to get your music out to the masses?
Truly it is a dream come true… or I should say My Dream meeting my Reality and My Reality meeting my Destiny I am Truly Overwhelmed with just knowing I have the opportunity to present my visions, my perceptions, my idea's musically to the world.
Tell us a little bit about your self?
I have a Strong Spiritual background…I’ve always had a love for Art in the form of Creating. I highly respect and have a love for acting… there is nothing like being captured by a moment for those few seconds taking you hostage (Action/Adventure and Sci-fi, and of course Comedy). I’m laid back but I can be very spontaneous… I wouldn’t call myself a comedian but I have made a lot of people laugh… I am Very Determined, Disciplined, strong willed, I'm not afraid to take a risk for what I believe in. Basketball is my first choice when it comes to sports… My Jump shot is Crazy… No Rim is safe! I have done a lot of Jobs but all Roads have led back to Music… its who I am.
Social media links
Facebook - jldworld
Instagram - @jldmusic
Snapchat - jldmusic
Twitter - @jldmusic
Soundcloud - JLD Official