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interview // jai-d

What the science about the your name?

It's a nickname my family gave me, since I was a baby. It's spelled differently so there would be no mix up. I decided to stay with my regular name, a name known to a lot of people before I gave my life to Christ.

What motivated you to get into this industry?

I think what motivated me to get in this industry. To answer that, I would have go back in my mind. The things I was seeing in little kids and older people
didn't sit right with me.. From the t.v. to the radio  this world is being manipulated. I wanted to let the kids know as well as the adults, this isn't all about having paper and women. It's like this you cant serve two masters, you have to make a choice. For Christ or against. What my eyes are seeing still today, most people are against him.

What was your first single/recording?

My first single recording was C.O.W (Causalities Of War)

What was your favorite single/recording you did?

A song called (hit my knees) which I didn't want release, even though people really wanting me to release it. It has 4 verses and from beginning to end. It's raw, later I will probably release it.

What should we expect from you in the future?

Look out for (Live N Die) also (Lookin' Back) Also me and a good friend of mine have started a Christian base newsletter, (Nulife) so keep ya' ears and eyes open. a-ight? It will have it's own web page and people will be able to post their poems, art work. We will deal with every topic that is thinkable so keep your ears and eyes open.

What instruments do you use?

The instruments I use are basically acid tools and piano, lead guitar. Beat machine  

How would you classify your style as an artist?

My style as an artist is just weird or odd. I do things totally different, even my shout and
praise our different. I look at it like this, if GOD made us all angels there be no reason to pray. Right?

What artist(s) have you not worked with, but would like to?

 I believe T-bone is raw and I would love to work with him and his team

Growing up, who do you think was a few of your biggest musical influences?

Tupac without question, he was like one of the first guys I began listening to.. Then came Bone thugs.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In five years JD, will be married with kids and have worldwide anointed worldwide ministry.

What do you feel is the toughest part of the music industry?

Well for me, getting tight production is hard, if you can't come with the beat. Whose gonna feel you?

What would the ultimate reward for you be?

Going to heaven will be the best reward for me!

What message are you trying to get across to fans?

I want folks to realize we are on borrow time, the air we breathe. GOD put it there. GOD is coming back, it's time to examine yourselves and asked yourselves will you be ready. Are you  ready? Every time I'm heard on a song, I want to make the listener stop and think.. Examine. When they find a mistake within fix it and keep on marching!

What is your favorite Bible verse(s)?

II Tim.1:7,II Tim.2:3-4

Do your friends and look at you differently now?

My friends look at me differently, but it has nothing to do with the music. They're just shock at the way I look and how I carry myself now.

 If someone were to look in your CD player or tape player right now what would be in it?

Fred Hammond RFC Innercourt and Ambassdor

Personally what does hiphop mean to you?

Hiphop is another language only hiphop headz can relate to.

Who do you feel is your biggest influence and why?

A guy named Elder Morrell at my church. In my eyes he is a tru soujah. He walks and talks a Christian life

How do you feel your music will effect its listeners?

I know that my music, not just me but this rap game period. A lot of folks that probably would have never really listen to the church folks, will more likely listen. When you look at every hood the drug dealers and thugs run the block. Don't nobody try to stop what they're doing. In all those hoods is serious church folks in those hoods.. A lot of them are afraid. God is using the foolish things of the world to confound the wise!

If you could change one thing in world, what would it be?

If I could change anything in this world, it would be prejudice. It's unbelievable but it still exist. This world has cause a lot of hurt as far as prejudice.

What would you like to say to all the new artists in the game?

Make sure this is your calling, because this is a ministry to me and a great opportunity to let the world know what and who CHRIST is....(IMPORTANT NOTE) know that, the more you speak on JESUS, the more , the world won't like it!

How can your fans contact you?

Contact me at 415 E. Puget ave.#11 Phoenix,Az. 85020

Any last words?

If you are at a point in your life, when it seems like everything is backwards? Remember Jesus! When I was walking around the streets a Phoenix, mumblin' and ramblin' on.. I was hurtin' and sick and tired of bein' sick and tired.. I cried out to JESUS! I wanna thank Caleb and LightOnline for this interview and the opportunity to let the world know, who I am and how I feel.. Keep holdin' it down... GOD BLESS


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