The Buffalo-born, Atlanta-based artist shows resilience, poise, and growth in his personal new release, "When It Rains."
At some time in our lives, we will experience loss. No matter how rich or poor, or how young or old, we will all have moments in our lives when we lose someone dear to us. When this happens, there are two kinds of people; those who allow themselves to be paralyzed by sorrow and those who channel their pain into something greater.
Atlanta-based artist J-Queezy is the latter. Faced with the loss of his mother, J-Queezy hustled harder where others would've crumbled under pressure.
Citing musical influences ranging from the likes of Jay-Z and Lil Wayne to Tupac and A Tribe Called Quest, J-Queezy approaches his music with an increasingly rare authenticity.
Priding himself on versatility, J-Queezy constantly strives to master his craft, tirelessly creating and working on new music by channeling a work ethic that puts some of his peers to shame. It's clear that J-Queezy is aiming for the top, and he's willing to put in the work to do so.
The latest product of J-Queezy's tireless work ethic is "When it Rain." Over sentimental, piano-backed instrumentals, J-Queezy's verses feel like they provide a small window to the artist's soul.
Lines like "Gotta cherish your love ones while they're still here" show the pain that J-Queezy feels, but lines like "So I gotta keep my head up and stay strong for the fam / My momma raised a real one from a boy to a man," show the powerful resolve that enables J-Queezy to strive for greatness constantly.
J-Queezy's "When it Rain" is a moving, beautiful piece about the preciousness of family and the importance of keeping it pushing even in the face of personal loss.
Whenever the weather outside gets you down, come inside and stream "When it Rain," available on all major streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic J-Queezy! We have to say. We absolutely loved "When it Rain." We'd like to ask, how did your mother influence the kind of musician and person you are today?
My mother inspired me in so many ways. Musically, she has always motivated me to grow as an artist. She always believed in me and told me to make sure I give it my all and never give up, even when times get hard. Which I used as a life lesson and helped mold me into the man I am today.
You're versatile, but how would you describe your music to new listeners?
I would describe my music as passionate, meaningful, motivational, and relatable.
How did J-Queezy come to be? When did you decide you were going to get into making music? Was there any big event that made you decide, or have you kind of always known that music was something you wanted to pursue?
I invented myself as J-Queezy, the artist when I found my love for music at the age of 10. My cousin "Dre Spittaa" and I started rapping and freestyling to beats that we downloaded from YouTube and recorded on our mp3 player at the time and uploaded to MySpace. From there, we made an oath that we were going to become some of the biggest artists in history. So we dedicated ourselves and, even to this day, are still pushing to accomplish our dreams and goals.
Atlanta is very well known for its vibrant music industry. How has living in Atlanta influenced your growth as an artist?
Living in Atlanta influenced me in so many ways, from the hip-hop culture to the major opportunities that are within reach. Which made me work 10x harder to make a name for myself and become who I want to be.
What's next for J-Queezy? What do you want to accomplish in 2023?
What's next for me is I will be pushing my new single, "When It Rain," until my voice is heard and recognized. Because I feel like this song is much more than just another song, the meaningful message behind it is "Cherish your loved ones while they're still here, because tomorrow is not promised to anyone." That's exactly what I'm going to do this year push myself to the limit to accomplish everything I want. But to also show the world that if you believe in yourself and work hard toward something, it will pay off.