Mason J. is a rapper that uses his music to advocate for those who are outcasts, hurting, and are overlooked. We sit down with Mason to discuss some of his favorite rappers, and the struggles he experienced on his journey to becoming a rapping phenom.
Let's hit the ground running. Tell us who are your top 3 favorite rappers?
Yelawolf, Joyner Lucas, Dee-A.
We think that you are a "Disrupter." Do you agree with that observation and title?
If by disrupter you mean breaking social norms by radically loving others regardless of indifferences? Absolutely. By confronting issues that are being pushed upon people that ultimately is impacting their lives negatively? Absolutely. I want to see family photos FULL and less photos of people who are being murdered on the shirts of loved ones. I want to disrupt all negativity being pushed upon the youth today. People are dying way too young.
“I want to disrupt all negativity being pushed upon the youth today. People are dying way too young.”
What was the pandemic like for you and your music career?
It was INTENSE. I was actually homeless and living at work. I produced everything on my own when I had a chance to do so and managed to get on itunes and apple charts a few times with no money spent on promotion.
What’s the best piece of musical advice you’ve ever been given?
An artist by the name of Juel Anthony told me that I need to stop comparing myself to other artist. Juel is an amazing artist, producer, and person
What’s your ultimate goal with your music?
My ultimate goals is to shed light on things that are causing people to hurt. I want to make music for the mind not just the ears. I want to push a healthier, more loving, constructive, and entertaining message in my music. I want to make music that relates to people when there is nobody for them to turn to. If I ever make a major amount of money from music, I want to utilize it in a way that will change other's lives and not just my own. I really do not do this for my own gain. If I had selfish intentions with my music, I would have quit a long time ago. I have a purpose and that is to help the broken. That is what gives me the drive; along with a deep love for music and creativity.