“Warrior Pride” By JS The Best And Makinlee Black Aims To Inspire And Empower

JS The Best creates a wide variety of music ranging from hip-hop to trap and everything in between. At the age of 12, JS joined his father, a musician, on stage and knew that music was his passion from then on. What began as a childhood dream has transformed into JS The Best’s success as a songwriter, producer, and performer, both on stage and onscreen. Hailing from Tampa Bay, Florida, JS is making his name known throughout the country, performing in music festivals, being on radio stations, and more recently, being featured in the movie “Warrior Pride” alongside other hip-hop artists Trick Trick and Young Buck.

Warrior Pride” featuring rising pop artist Makinlee Black, is an exciting, empowering new release from JS The Best and Makinlee Black. This track blends an upbeat melody with a trap twist. “Warrior Pride” starts out well and continues to build in a refreshing way throughout. There are moments of varied melody, beat refrain, and rap, that help create something structurally intentional yet still always rhythmically entrancing and connected enough to really envelop the listener. There’s a mild intensity to JS The Best’s vocal style and delivery, suggesting that he means what he says. Worthy production meets with subtle creativity and a clear understanding of today’s hip hop landscape within “Warrior Pride”. A truly impressive track from a bright up and coming artist! 

Give “Warrior Pride” a listen here and read more with JS The Best in our exclusive interview below!

Hey JS! Welcome to BuzzMusic! When did you first start making music?

I’ve been around Music basically all my life. My Mother, (Mini Curry) hit the billboard pop charts in 1987 and was signed to Teddy Pendergrass. My Father Albert Chisolm III is a Jazz/R&B musician. They groomed me for it so it’s in my blood. I Started writing and rapping at 14yrs old and Started producing and selling beats at 16 years old.

In what ways has your sound evolved over the years?

Being the child of a musician means constantly being on the road and moving from one state to another. It was tough as a child but it gave me the ability to connect and relate to people from different areas. Over the years I’ve developed my writing style to cater to all audiences from the West to the East coast and the south. Diversifying my rap style and cadence for the New school and saving room to pay homage to the old school.

What can you tell us about your track “Warrior Pride”? What do you hope your listeners take away from it?

Warrior Pride is a theme song I partnered with Janya Black (Writer, Director) to write for the movie Warrior Pride. It’s a great movie about a AAU basketball team that over came adversity and defied the odds. It gives you a deep look into the challenges kids face chasing their dreams and the obstacles they go through with their families. It’s actually based on a true story. The song follows the Movie and mirrors the determination and drive of the coach and the team. It’s a Go! Fight! Win! Kind of song lol. When people listen I hope they are encouraged to never give up on their dreams and are motivated to go after what they want not just in sports but in life period.

What’s the songwriting process like?

Reading the script, talking to different kids about their passion for basketball and of course the beat produced by Smerf Beats gave me a lot of inspiration. Other than that just pen to pad and grinding it out.

What have been some of your proudest or most memorable moments in music so far?

Being at the BET Awards was like a dream come true. Just being in the atmosphere of it all and mingling with the stars was confirmation that this is something I want to be doing for the rest of my life. Angie Martinez, Kirk Franklin, Fantasia, Rae Sremmurd among others were very informative and welcoming with me being a new artist on the scene. The radio floor was stacked with all the top radio stations around the Nation. Tampa bays own Queen B and DJ Chase of 95.7FM interviewed me on my new record “100” featuring Tory Lanez and gave me a lot of support. The experience was surreal and very humbling and I’m looking forward to many more. 

Of course Writing and recording the theme song to the Movie “Warrior Pride” was equally humbling and a very proud moment for me. I even got a chance to audition and earn a role as “Dante” in the Movie which was also child hood dream come true. Just puts the saying “hard work and dedication pays off” in perspective. Truly blessed to be doing something I love.

Does your creativity manifest itself in any other way?

Naturally being a writer and recording artist manifest in different ways in life. It’s tough for independent artist to say the least. A lot of hard work, a lot of closed doors and detours along the way. But like everything in life if you believe in yourself, work tirelessly and keep God before everything you do success is inevitable. Being a proud father is also something that drives me. I tell my babygirl every chance I get to aim for the stars and never let anything hold her back. Of course I have to lead by example so success in all aspects of life is what I’m aiming for.

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