He then capitalized on their buzz by releasing First Initial Last Name his first solo project on all original material. The response was unanimous that JMack offers one of the few opportunities for Dallas to have an artist bring as much talent as any heavyweight emcee but also commercially thrive without dependence on the latest trends. JMack is also a budding producer who cites his diverse upbringing as the reason behind some of his concepts and sounds in his own work and that which he creates for others. JMack explains, “I remember my first time hearing rap was as a kid overseas listening to “Diesel Power” which featured Kool Keith but was made by the globally popular electronic group The Prodigy. I thought it was crazy hearing some of the elements they brought into their tracks then combined with the lyricism of someone like Kool Keith just blew my mind I had no idea what I was really listening to until going back and hearing it as a grown man.” Being raised both overseas and in the south was ironic to JMack “after meeting aspiring producers I noticed the emphasis on bass and snare patterns but couldn’t get these producers to experiment with sounds such as the European producers who where light years ahead using the same instruments, some of these producers could be monsters if they would be open to other genres the same way an electronic band is open to featuring a Kool Keith or Twista; cross-collaboration is nothing new over there but its just now getting to the U.S.
where artists are wanting to experiment and venture outside of the stereotypical sound.” As JMack has grown he began to see the opportunity to use music for so many other causes allowing him and Paeme to take massive steps in evolving their own sound and contribute to the music scene as well as the community. Music is something he believes should take the listener to an entire new land, one to choose imagination over “keeping it real” JMack is all about progress. “I love hearing a new artist and feeling like I am exactly where they are or where they are from the moment I start playing their music.” He intends to do the same thing for the world as they grow more curious about Paeme. Read more on Last.fm.
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