What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is, J Badge, an artist hailing from Fairfax. J Badge's style can be characterized as rugged and motivational while maintaining an element of truth that captivates audiences. His upcoming single "Statements" is sure to captivate audiences of all ages. But enough from us! Let's hear from J Badge.
Westleaf Staff: When did you start making music?
J Badge: I started making music seriously when I was 17.
Westleaf Staff: How did your early life shape your interest in music?
J Badge: Music was a big part of my household growing up. From hip hop to Gospel. i have a lot of influences that shape my sound.
Westleaf Staff: Who is your biggest musical influence?
J Badge: Kendrick Lamar, Andre Nickatina, and Future. The list can go on but those area my top three.
Westleaf Staff: What has been the defining moment in your music career?
J Badge: Getting on two billboards last year.
Westleaf Staff: What makes you a unique artist?
J Badge: My style is unpredictable. You never know how I'm coming.
Westleaf Staff: What does art mean to you?
J Badge: Art is a reflection of self.
Westleaf Staff: Describe music in three words.
J Badge: Painting a picture.
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