Rapper J.I Reveals If He’ll Collaborate With Drake — Interview –


Young rapper J.I. is opening up on this EXCLUSIVE interview about his dialog with Drake! He additionally revealed if a future collaboration between the 2 could possibly be within the works, who he appears up and extra.

Rapper J.I., 19, launched his newest EP Hood Life Crisis Vol 3 simply in time for the vacations on Dec. 18 — and he’s already promising extra music to comply with in 2021. The New York bred Latin singer even put out his first all Spanish single for the followers who’re singing his praises. But they aren’t the one ones taking discover: J.I’s idol Drake, 34, has turn out to be an enormous fan of the up and coming musician! The Toronto native blasted J.I.’s tune “Used To” in certainly one of his Instagram Lives final spring, which was the final word praise!

went dwell on Instagram for a enjoyable Q&A with J.I. on Jan. 8 the place he opened up EXCLUSIVELY in regards to the particulars behind their dialog whereas teasing {that a} collaboration is on maintain in the meanwhile.

HOLLYWOODLIFE: I need to discuss to you about Drake since you guys did meet, you probably did have a dialog, so what was that like and is there any likelihood you guys had somewhat speak about collaborating?

J.I.: Not but. He confirmed me quite a lot of love. When the time is true. I don’t prefer to rush — I don’t prefer to rush collabs. I inform them when the timing is true, we collab. I’d moderately get my identify up in order that after we do collab, it’s like, ‘Oh shit.’ But he confirmed me actual love. I respect the love.’

HL: Did he provide you with any recommendation into the music or the business in any respect?

J.I.: The dialog was quick. He gave me quite a lot of props. He gave me quite a lot of props for certain. He ain’t actually say a lot however he ought to me quite a lot of love. He confirmed me quite a lot of love. I’m a giant Drake fan. It’s at all times dope when somebody on his degree pays consideration they usually’re in tune and he singing on my lyrics reveals like, ‘Oh shit, I sing your lyrics.’ It’s like a basketball participant. You make it to the league. LeBron DMs you, “Go maintain doing all of your factor. I noticed you dunk it final night time. That’s form of what it felt like. It felt like, ‘He’s watching me and I work actually laborious.’ It felt actually dope. This is someone on prime proper now and that is actually dope. I attempt to keep degree headed.

HL: Are we engaged on new music proper now?

J.I.: I imply, yeah. I’m at all times engaged on some new music. That’s the plan. The first a part of quantity 3 is out. We dropped it the 18th of December. Going nice. I’m engaged on the second half. I promised the second half.

HL: 2021 — That would be the 12 months of a brand new album for you? I believe that’s the very first thing followers need to know. 

J.I.: It’s positively going to be the 12 months of the model new album. The followers are positively prepared for that .I apologize as a result of they’ve been asking from the gate. I really feel like proper now, I’m head cracking on the folks with EPs. I really feel like EPs are working actually good however I really feel like they’re prepared for an album. I really feel like after I take the time to work on an album, I’m going to get into an entire totally different zone with the music, so it don’t actually matter.

HL: “Hood Life Crisis #3” got here out final month simply in time for the vacations so discuss to me about that and what impressed you and the way it felt to get it on the market.

J.I.: It was a giant anticipation. I really feel just like the followers actually wished it too, however, I don’t know. When I take time to do these initiatives, I take my time to contain the core sound as a result of I really feel like my folks actually — When they take heed to J.I, they’ve a particular factor that they search for in my music so I attempt to ship it each time. For instance, I’m a fan too. When I take heed to different artists, I form of anticipate sure issues from these artists after I prep for these artists or I prep for a single, so it’s form of disappointing when your favourite artists don’t ship, you recognize? So I attempt to ship each time. I’m excited for the brand new music. I really feel just like the followers are going loopy. We have this remix too that we’re attempting to launch and get it pushed as a result of the radio picked it up and the response from the followers has been ridiculous, so I’m simply, I’m ready to see what we do with that, too.

HL: Why do you assume you had been chosen for the Bad Bunny Remix?

J.I.: I don’t know. I attempted to do what I might do with it, you recognize? Just so far as my facet and the English, New York and Little Wade we’ve acquired occurring. I’m only a large fan of the document. I’m a giant fan of Bad Bunny, Jhay Cortez so I simply really feel prefer it labored out both means.

HL: Why Hood Life?

J.I.: I don’t know. It’s who I’m. Even with the undertaking you hear reggae tone on it and I really feel like there’s one thing enjoying for that too. I simply really feel like for the followers, I ‘ve got another Spanish record coming soon and I feel it’s in my tradition, in my heritage, and I really feel like I’ve acquired to embrace it, too. That’s my folks. I really feel like there’s one thing going out of my complete lane so far as what I’m doing and what I’ve acquired occurring and it’s solely honest that I faucet in and I do it the correct means.

HL: You mentioned that the followers have a look at you for one thing particular, however what’s that one thing particular that you need to ship?

J.I.: I don’t actually know. Just placing out music that they’ll relate to. I put out quite a lot of music that they’ll relate to after I put out my music, no matter what the subject is. It could possibly be love, it could possibly be ache, it could possibly be a struggling matter. Overall, no matter I put out, I would like you to narrate to it. I don’t need to put out one thing and really feel like, ‘Damn. Nobody relates to this.’

HL: You’re one of many first large Latino rappers to return after Fat Joe and Big Pun, so what does that imply to you?

J.I.: I look to Big Pun like loopy as a result of he’s someone that I really feel like had a torch they usually means he impacted the sport whereas he was round was loopy. The complete terror squad motion I really feel like was legendary and I really feel like I wished to be part of that rising up and I really feel like for me popping out it’s dope proper now. I’m like a pioneer with what I’ve acquired occurring proper now there’s quite a bit Bolinquas popping out. There’s quite a lot of Spanish artists popping out. We’ve acquired to concentrate. We’ve acquired shit to say. I’ve acquired shit to say like these folks have gotten one thing to say. We’ve all acquired one thing to say. I’m blissful as a result of this complete motion occurring, no lure.

HL: You’re very younger however you’re very, very sensible. When you bought your first pay test you went to your accountant as a substitute of shopping for a home or a automobile, one thing that individuals usually do, the place did you get that knowledge from? Who’s credited for it and have you ever bought something by now? 

J.I.: I really feel like I needed to handle my cash. I had some huge cash coming in. I felt like I needed to do one thing and I didn’t rush as a result of i needed to play taxes and I really feel like taxes, I knew what was about to occur and I used to be nervous. Meeting with the accountant was a giant step and it was needed however I’m not going to lie, I solely met with him like twice and I’ve been transferring round however I look dangerous proper now on my behalf, I’ve acquired to be trustworthy. You’ve acquired to make the correct strikes. I’m solely 19. I don’t know if this transfer goes to be right here eternally. I don’t know if it takes me being right here eternally. I could possibly be right here eternally, however God might have a special plan for me, so I’ve acquired to situate myself the correct means and I’m going to be trustworthy, I’ve nonetheless acquired stuff left that I haven’t executed but, you recognize? Just to situate myself for the longer term, what are you able to do? That was a giant transfer.

HL: Have you lastly purchased your self one thing, although? Slightly splurge present?

J.I.: I’ve acquired jewellery. I get garments. I’ve spent cash on dumb shit, don’t get me mistaken. I’ve spent my cash on dumb — Ugh, I don’t even what to talk about it. But now, I’m like, ‘Let’s get some widespread sense. Let’s get some widespread sense, J.I, let’s backtrack. Let’s see the place this cash’s going as a result of I’m about to get out.

HL: You’re from New York so do you could have a favourite Bodega store to get chopped cheese?

J.I.: It’s humorous as a result of you possibly can’t simply get a chopped cheese from anyone. You can’t simply go to anyone and get one. I keep in mind one time I took a danger. I used to be in Manhattan and ravenous. I went to Manhattan to get this chopped cheese and that shit tasted so good. I’m going to this spot close to my hood referred to as Big Heads on Franklin Ave. You dwell in my neighborhood you go to Big Head, that’s his identify.

HL: 2021 and even 2022 — Who would you like to work with that you just haven’t but and why? 

J.I.: Different artists. Anybody. You’d be stunned who’s tuned in. I’ve chopped it up with all people, so I might like to work with anyone. Robbie Rich is dope. Little Oozy is dope. Young Thug is dope. I really like what they’re doing. Little Baby is loopy. Great for me. Future. I really like Future. Future’s going cray. Whenever the time is true. When we get one thing, we get one thing in.

HL: What was it like working with A. Boogie?

J.I.: He’s cool folks for certain. You don’t come throughout quite a lot of real folks on this business, I can say that, as a result of folks have totally different energies, however I can say he’s a real particular person for certain. He was dope.

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