JtheDJ is known as a Producer/Engineer, and DJ. He worked with major clients in the industry such as Fasscoupe, Jim Jones, Dave East, Lil Bibby, and much more. In our interview below the Boston, native discussed his new building for his studio the journey to becoming successful in the music industry, and the sacrifices he had to make at a very young age. JtheDJ continues to make significant moves in the music industry make sure you check out our interview below.
JtheDJ Interview on “Voice It”
Tiara – How did you get started as a DJ, Producer and Engineer?
JtheDJ – My mom forced me to work when I was 14 years old. I had to find a job that kept me interested, and all I wanted to do was make music. I found a camp job that was all about music and we taught their campers how to produce, and make beats in the studio. I was already a drummer and I was taking classes at Berklee College of Music. They have an early program for 6-12th grade students. Before I started I had to audition to get into Berklee.
Tiara – You are working on a lot of projects now, will you be teaching any classes anytime soon?
JtheDJ – I always wanted to start an online program especially with this Covid-19 going on, so this will be the perfect time to teach the basic courses. A lot of my clients want to learn how to record themselves, so they can send their music to me and I can go in to fix it up and change it.
Tiara – Tell me about some of the artists you worked with?
JtheDJ – I worked with Fasscoupe, Lil Bibby, Jim Jones, Dave East, and more. A lot of my clients bring in those artists to do those features which helped me at a young age.
Tiara – What keeps you motivated?
JtheDJ – Between the ages of 14 and 15 I threw away my bed. I was sleeping on the floor for a long time to run my studio, and now I’m working on my new building for my studio. That keeps me motivated and I am always around my close friend Marcus Smart from the Boston Celtics and Seeing his nice cars, also keeps me motivated.
Tiara – Who inspired you growing up?
JtheDJ – My mother inspires me, being a single parent and raising me and my two sisters was hard. Once she figured out that music was my passion at an earlier age she put me in the right situation to learn from the best. My mom always made sure that I had everything I needed to start my career.
Tiara – Did anyone else in your family work in the music industry?
JtheDJ – My cousin did some music. He had his own group and they were really close with New Edition. I was always around people that did music, and I have another cousin that was a good singer, he is unfortunately incarcerated for 15 years, he also motivated me and perfected my craft when he was around.
Tiara – What else will you be working on soon?
JtheDJ – I’m working with a lot of different artists. Fasscoupe is one of the artists that has brought really big features to the studio and helped me as an Engineer. I just bought a building for my studio, I want to set up a funk flex freestyle so anyone can come and do a freestyle that I can put on youtube or blogs. I want to tap into the podcast lane and have live performances.