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Meet JNabe

Today we’d like to introduce you to JNabe.

Hi JNabe, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I started interning at a local music studio in Blue Springs, MO.

That was where I first got exposed to hip-hop. I was lucky to be able to see the songwriting and recording processes of other local artists. I put in a lot of hours to learn about audio engineering. I would learn from the audio engineers from the studio and learn from the online courses through the library. I was intrigued by the idea of rapping and started booking studio time to make some tracks.

I was able to learn the process of creating a record from nothing to something. I am now audio engineering my own tracks and I’m planning on releasing a song a week! It’s definitely been an incredible journey and I’ve met a lot of amazing musicians along the way.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Some of the struggles I had were a lack of self-confidence and overthinking.

I was struggling to sound confident enough behind a microphone there was definitely a mental block about becoming a rapper. I had issues with overthinking during the songwriting process. I believe it’s a pretty common hurdle when you start writing your first songs.

There’s always that thought in your mind whether or not your lyrics are whack.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Right now, I make music, audio engineer, and market my music. I specialize in rap vocals.

I’m known for my ability to connect with my listeners on a spiritual level. I had a listener tell me that they were feeling suicidal for a long time and really enjoyed listening to my song On a Mission. I’m most proud of being able to share my talent with the world. What sets me apart from other rappers is my ownership of the process and the masters of my music.

I believe that it’s important to be able to do all aspects of being a rapper. This is because outsourcing marketing and audio engineering can get expensive quickly. I’m able to make a song anytime I want since I have a home studio.

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
I’m a big advocate for your local library. I love using their OverDrive for listening to audiobooks.

Obviously, they have books that I kind of hoard and I’m a slow reader lol. My favorite aspect is online learning. The library gives you free access to LinkedIn Learning and Udemy courses. That’s where I can continue to get more education to further my music career.

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Yves Andre Exilus

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