Indiana female artist, producer, and entertainer, J25 extends the creativity of hip-hop by giving the genre a taste of her unique style. The talented rapper harnesses the genre’s menacing energy and convincingly performs her rap to have earned high recognition from her numerous fans. With her high spirited voice, the artist drills her songwriting in the listener’s head and makes it invincible to let go of her artistry. Her hit-making skills are certainly not unknown to the music industry as her previous releases like ‘Queen of da G (feat. DJ Boogie Bang)’, ‘Broadway (feat. Ladi C Snappa)’, ‘Get 2 da Bag’, and ‘Str8 2 da Bank’ have done tremendously well to solidify her position in the music landscape.
Born as Jazelle Michet Evans and affectionately called J25, the artist spent her childhood participating in several sports like basketball and others and she was the only female in a male-dominated drumline in her high school. Although she attended college on a basketball scholarship, she soon realized her true passion and dropped out of college to pursue her career in the music and entertainment industry.
Always being a big fan of Michael Jackson, she grew up listening to Jackson’s songs, Dr. Dre, BoneThugsNHarmony, and others. After sharpening her skills for years, she finally released her debut single ‘Twerk it Slow’ by collaborating with C0Saw and Shawnna in 2012. In 2004, she dropped her first project ‘Queen Vs King’ and went on to impress the mass audience that hip-hop garners.
Since then she has released several other ecstatic projects kike Paper Route & Hustle Society, Vol 2, and 3 that impressively showcases her huge ability to tune into modern and contemporary hip-hop style.
Recently our team had the privilege to have a candid conversation with this supremely talented artist who seemed to be more than happy to share her musical journey with us. She made some interesting revelations related to her life which we have jotted down below. To know more about her upcoming projects, follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and you can tune into all her tracks on YouTube, Spotify, and also Apple Music.
I realized at an early age in elementary school that I had a strong passion for music. I always participate in music courses such as band, choir, etc.
Whom do you consider big support throughout your musical journey?
My biggest supporters are the people of my hometown Gary, Indiana, and my Ruff Ryder Family both have supported me since day one.
Tell us some interesting moments from your journey so far.
I had the opportunity to do a collaboration on a record with a legendary female hip-hop artist SHAWNNA. She is someone who I looked up to as an artist. She paved the way for all female artists in the industry to continue to thrive be respected while maintaining success and longevity.
What makes your music unique from others?
My sound is very unique because I am able to contribute to multiple genres of music as well as adjust to the new sound of the next generation while staying true to my roots.
Do you restrict your creativity to hip-hop or do you wish to explore other genres as well?
I am very open to all genres of music, though hip hop is my first love, I also compose alternative rock, pop & r&b music as well.
If not a hip-hop artist, what would have been your alternative career option?
If I wasn’t a hip hop artist I would be a high school music teacher and girls basketball coach.
Who amongst the contemporary artists do you consider as a contender?
Megan thee Stallion I have to give props to her she is definitely carving her niche in the female hip hop market.
Is there anything you would like to say to your fans?
I would like to thank all of my fans worldwide for continuing to be a loyal fan base and supporting my music and brand all these years. I love you all and I’m very grateful.
Is there any new project you are working on lately?
Yes, I currently working on two projects. A hip hop album and alternative rock, a pop project in the works.
How life is during Quarantine and what would be your suggestion to all your fans?
To be honest it’s been very relaxing for the most part. I have really been quarantining myself in the studio and finding ways to help give back to the community. The COVID-19 epidemic is affecting all people across the nation and I would like to help in any way that I possibly can.
Any plans of going live shortly?
Yes, as a matter of fact, I will be streaming a live concert very soon. Music brings people together and is a strong motivation in our daily lives. I couldn’t imagine living in a world without music.