We were fortunate enough to talkish with Rap Artist…John The Author!!! John The Author is an artist who speaks on real life issues & concerns through his music. He has performed amongst Chicago natives Common, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Rhymefest who also happen to be huge Hip Hop influencers at the 1st Annual AAHH! Fest. John The Author has recently released his 4th album, Profound Dope Sound and is currently on a mission to get his music heard by the world. Lets get to know John The Author…
3 Voices: Introduce yourself to the world. Let the people know who John the Author is and what John the Author does.
John the Author: I am an artist, and even better than that, I am a man whose passion is to contribute to the culture. Through my music and visual content I aim to inspire, inform, and most importantly give people dope music to listen to as they live their life.
3 Voices: What inspired you to become a rap artist? How did you get started?
John the Author: As an African-American youth I pretty much inherited the culture. It’s all we had to relate to so I naturally gravitated to it. Come to find out I was really good at it, and now here I am.
3 Voices: Who are some artists that influenced your music career? Who did you grow up listening to?
John the Author: I have been influenced by so many artists. To name a few…I would have to say Tupac influenced me consciously. Jay Z influenced my music lyrically and Kanye influenced me artistically. So I guess if you combine it, then all 3 of those influences made me a consciously creative lyricist I guess lol
3 Voices: You performed at the first ever Aahh! Fest 2014. Tell us what that experience was like?
John the Author: Its was dope! I have to thank the people over at Donda’s House for the opportunity. I performed on the same stage as Kanye West, Common, Lupe Fiasco, RhymeFest, [and more]. I want to be a part of that circle of talent….I know I can hang lol
3 Voices: If you could collaborate with any 3 artists, dead or alive, who would they be?
John the Author: Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu & Andre 3000 I want to work with these artists because I value content over everything. To me, it’s all about what you’re saying. I feel that these artists have the same value. It’s a beautiful thing when you hear a song that sounds good and it also speaks the truth…so profound that you can feel it in your soul. That’s the type of music I make and if I were to collaborate with those artists, I feel that it would make what I do so much doper.
3 Voices: Tell us about Profound Dope Sounds. What can people expect from that?
John the Author: Music is a hard thing to live up to, [especially from] its prior expectations…so I think people shouldn’t expect anything. They should just listen and enjoy the Profound DOPE Sounds.
3 Voices: What is your favorite single from Profound Dope Sound and why?
John the Author: I like the entire project. The way the songs transition is beautiful. The profound content that I put on the dope ass beats are genius. I don’t have a favorite song. Just like a mother with 4 kids…I love all my children equally lol
3 Voices: What is next for John the Author? Are there any exclusives you can share?
John the Author: It’s all about getting this content out here to the people.
I perform I get people coming up to me telling me how much they appreciate my music and what I stand for. Honestly that’s the only thing that keeps me going. I know I represent a group of people who have never been spoken for so basically what’s next for me is doing my best to reach my audience and let them know that I’m out here.
3 Voices: How can the people reach out to you on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.?
John the Author: Follow me on Twitter & Instagram @John_TheAuthor and of course check out my latest content on my website www.johntheauthor.com.
And there you have it! You heard it all from John The Author himself! Be sure to check out John The Author official website for all things John The Author and to also download his latest album, Profound Dope Sounds. Much success to you John The Author and keep in touch.
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