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Westleaf Staff

What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is artist Jaré. Born in Sacramento, the barsy rapper found a passion in music at a very young age, stemming from difficult times, and an almost psychotic need to express and listen to his thoughts, feelings, and rhymes ,by flowing on an instrumental. The Sacramento artist is buzzing in his city so we had to tap in. Checkout the interview below!

Westleaf Staff: What's up, Jaré Your vibe is dope. When did you start making music?

Jaré: I started making music in my sophomore year of high school actually. which was about 6 years ago. I started writing lyrics but gave up because I thought they were trash haha. After high school I picked it up again and have been officially releasing music for about 3 years now.

Westleaf Staff: That's dope! So how did your early life shape your interest in music?

Jaré: Well I’ve had a lot of struggle of course, like most people. I always had a broad interest in doing music and I even started with trying to make a country song when I was 6 or 7 years old. The more I listen to music, the more I wanted to make it myself. There are a vast amount of songs where I can relate to certain parts, but not all the way through, which I guess became somewhat annoying to me. So I decided to start making music myself because I wanted a piece of art that I can relate to 100%, and also something that people can see my energy through.

Westleaf Staff: That's dope! What city do you represent?

Jaré: Sacramento, California.

Westleaf Staff: Shout out to Sac Town. Y'all have a lot of talent. So how did you create your stage name?

Jaré: My mom and brother call me “Jare” and one day one of my close friends called me “Jaré” (juh-ray) instead and I ran with it ever since.

Westleaf Staff: I love that. I think it's dope that your name comes from your family and friends. So who is your biggest Musical influence?

Jaré: I’d say N.W.A., Eminem, and Travis Scott would be up there.

Westleaf Staff: Dope! Those are some legends. What's been the defining moment in your music career thus far?

Jaré: Recording this song named “Rollio” with my great friends Studda and Rjay. This song we recorded was the first of many, and one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had making music. That day really helped me make the leap into taking music seriously.

Westleaf Staff: So cool! Salute for that song. So what makes you a unique artist?

Jaré: My will. A lot of people don’t see results fast, and give up. I understand things take time and I know that if I keep pushing, I can make it.

Westleaf Staff: Dope! Much respect. So what does art mean to you?

Jaré: Art to me, means an expression of who you are and how you feel. On a canvas of paint or poetry, you get to really show the world how you feel and where your mindset is at that time. It’s a beautiful thing really.

Westleaf Staff: That's deep! Where do you see your music career going over the next few years?

Jaré: I want to grow in the state and do a lot of performances in the next few years. I see myself working full time as a musician and continuously trying to connect with other artists and of course getting paid for doing what I love!

Westleaf Staff: I wish you much success this year! Before we go, describe music in three words.

Jaré: Fulfilling, Stressful, Unpredictable.

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