Updated: Jun 8, 2022
Conversation #3 - SJ - Rapper, Producer, Ohio, US.
So first I have to ask, how is life treating you?
Yeah, man. Life is good, especially now, I'm much healthier, definitely in a better headspace and just more motivated to just get music and a whole bunch of stuff done. There's just a lot more clarity in what I'm doing, I feel like now that I'm in my 30s, now I think it's just the time to build, yeah you can mess around in your 20s or whatever but when you hit your 30s that's really the build phase, its time to stop playing around and get it.
Man, you have been working a lot! What have you been doing recently in the music industry? I saw you are releasing a single every month this year?
Yep! A single and a video, and a freestyle video every month! This month has taken a little longer because I've got better footage, but shout out to Seth from Myriad Misadventures (https://www.myriadmisadventures.com/) and shoutout to Zach, they came through on the word, yeah they got it done. I'm excited to release this one! From January to now there's been a single video and a freestyle every single month and it will be like that for the rest of the year!
Where do you feel like the future is headed for international artists in the music industry?
I feel like now, technology has become so much more advanced, so that now I can have clear audio straight from home. Like in a couple of months' time I'll be converting my place into a fully-fledged studio where I can do concerts from home, just in this room.
So I feel like the future is gonna be good for international artists, they will be able to connect much more with people that support them, and their audience, especially with all the tools and technology, it's so much easier to do things now than it was 10 years ago.
Do you have any advice for a younger you?
Just be patient, don't be so eager to be put on. I feel like in the past I was so excited, but not so many people were excited for me or they didn't share my enthusiasm for the music business, maybe they were off-put by my passion. I've been growing this for a long time, working on the skills so I have that and the passion, now those people realise what I was doing back then. Maybe they thought I was being an annoying kid? But really I just wanted to hit the ground running, so that's it.
Be more patient.
What technology is the most nostalgic for you?
Old video game systems like Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, and Sega Dreamcast. Those 4 systems defined my childhood.
And what's that? I got to catch up with SJ just before he dropped his new music video, which you can find right here!
SJ the Artisan - The Word ft. Roseair
Big thanks to SJ for coming to chat with me for this session of The One Min Convo. But that real question everybody is asking is, where can you find SJ for music, music videos and some international shows?
You can catch SJ on his youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/SJtheArtisan
Or alternatively Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/sjtheartisan/
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