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Rapper J.I. Says Drake Confirmed Him ‘A Lot Of Love’ When They Met & Reveals If They’ll Collaborate

Rapper J.I. Says Drake Showed Him ‘A Lot Of Love’ When They Met & Reveals If They’ll Collaborate

Younger rapper J.I. is opening up on this EXCLUSIVE interview about his dialog with Drake! He additionally revealed if a future collaboration between the 2 could possibly be within the works, who he seems up and extra.

Rapper J.I., 19, launched his newest EP Hood Life Disaster Vol 3 simply in time for the vacations on Dec. 18 — and he’s already promising extra music to observe in 2021. The New York bred Latin singer even put out his first all Spanish single for the followers who’re singing his praises. However they aren’t the one ones taking discover: J.I’s idol Drake, 34, has grow to be an enormous fan of the up and coming musician! The Toronto native blasted J.I.’s tune “Used To” in considered one of his Instagram Lives final spring, which was the final word praise!

HollywoodLife went reside on Instagram for a enjoyable Q&A with J.I. on Jan. 8 the place he opened up EXCLUSIVELY concerning the particulars behind their dialog whereas teasing {that a} collaboration is on maintain in the meanwhile.

HOLLYWOODLIFE: I wish to discuss to you about Drake since you guys did meet, you probably did have a dialog, so what was that like and is there any probability you guys had a bit speak about collaborating?

J.I.: Not but. He confirmed me a variety of love. When the time is correct. I don’t wish to rush — I don’t wish to rush collabs. I inform them when the timing is correct, we collab. I’d reasonably get my identify up in order that once we do collab, it’s like, ‘Oh shit.’ However he confirmed me actual love. I recognize the love.’

HL: Did he offer you any recommendation into the music or the business in any respect?

J.I.: The dialog was quick. He gave me a variety of props. He gave me a variety of props for positive. He ain’t actually say a lot however he ought to me a lot of love. He confirmed me a variety of love. I’m an enormous Drake fan. It’s at all times dope when somebody on his stage pays consideration they usually’re in tune and he singing on my lyrics exhibits like, ‘Oh shit, I sing your lyrics.’ It’s like a basketball participant. You make it to the league. LeBron DMs you, “Go preserve doing all your factor. I noticed you dunk it final night time. That’s sort of what it felt like. It felt like, ‘He’s watching me and I work actually exhausting.’ It felt actually dope. That is any person on high proper now and that is actually dope. I attempt to keep stage headed.

HL: Are we engaged on new music proper now?

J.I.: I imply, yeah. I’m at all times engaged on some new music. That’s the plan. The primary a part of quantity 3 is out. We dropped it the 18th of December. Going nice. I’m engaged on the second half. I promised the second half.

HL: 2021 — That would be the yr of a brand new album for you? I believe that’s the very first thing followers wish to know. 

J.I.: It’s undoubtedly going to be the yr of the model new album. The followers are undoubtedly prepared for that .I apologize as a result of they’ve been asking from the gate. I really feel like proper now, I’m head cracking on the individuals with EPs. I really feel like EPs are working actually good however I really feel like they’re prepared for an album. I really feel like after I take the time to work on an album, I’m going to get into a complete totally different zone with the music, so it don’t actually matter.

HL: “Hood Life Disaster #3” got here out final month simply in time for the vacations so discuss to me about that and what impressed you and the way it felt to get it on the market.

J.I.: It was an enormous anticipation. I really feel just like the followers actually needed it too, however, I don’t know. After I take time to do these initiatives, I take my time to contain the core sound as a result of I really feel like my individuals actually — After they hearken to J.I, they’ve a selected factor that they search for in my music so I attempt to ship it each time. For instance, I’m a fan too. After I hearken to different artists, I sort of count on sure issues from these artists after I prep for these artists or I prep for a single, so it’s sort of disappointing when your favourite artists don’t ship, you already know? So I attempt to ship each time. I’m excited for the brand new music. I really feel just like the followers are going loopy. We now have this remix too that we’re attempting to launch and get it pushed as a result of the radio picked it up and the response from the followers has been ridiculous, so I’m simply, I’m ready to see what we do with that, too.

HL: Why do you suppose you have been chosen for the Dangerous Bunny Remix?

J.I.: I don’t know. I attempted to do what I might do with it, you already know? Simply so far as my aspect and the English, New York and Little Wade we’ve obtained occurring. I’m only a massive fan of the file. I’m an enormous fan of Bad Bunny, Jhay Cortez so I simply really feel prefer it labored out both approach.

HL: Why Hood Life?

J.I.: I don’t know. It’s who I’m. Even with the venture you hear reggae tone on it and I really feel like there’s one thing taking part in for that too. I simply really feel like for the followers, I ‘ve obtained one other Spanish file coming quickly and I really feel it’s in my tradition, in my heritage, and I really feel like I’ve obtained to embrace it, too. That’s my individuals. I really feel like there’s one thing going out of my complete lane so far as what I’m doing and what I’ve obtained occurring and it’s solely truthful that I faucet in and I do it the best approach.

HL: You mentioned that the followers have a look at you for one thing particular, however what’s that one thing particular that it’s important to ship?

J.I.: I don’t actually know. Simply placing out music that they’ll relate to. I put out a variety of music that they’ll relate to after I put out my music, no matter what the subject is. It could possibly be love, it could possibly be ache, it could possibly be a struggling subject. General, no matter I put out, I need you to narrate to it. I don’t wish to put out one thing and really feel like, ‘Rattling. No one pertains to this.’

HL: You’re one of many first massive Latino rappers to return after Fats Joe and Huge Pun, so what does that imply to you?

J.I.: I look to Huge Pun like loopy as a result of he’s any person that I really feel like had a torch they usually approach he impacted the sport whereas he was round was loopy. The entire terror squad movement I really feel like was legendary and I really feel like I needed to be part of that rising up and I really feel like for me popping out it’s dope proper now. I’m like a pioneer with what I’ve obtained occurring proper now there’s so much Bolinquas popping out. There’s a variety of Spanish artists popping out. We’ve obtained to concentrate. We’ve obtained shit to say. I’ve obtained shit to say like these individuals have gotten one thing to say. We’ve all obtained one thing to say. I’m blissful as a result of this complete motion occurring, no entice.

HL: You’re very younger however you’re very, very smart. If you obtained your first pay test you went to your accountant as a substitute of shopping for a home or a automotive, one thing that individuals usually do, the place did you get that knowledge from? Who’s credited for it and have you ever bought something by now? 

J.I.: I really feel like I needed to handle my cash. I had some huge cash coming in. I felt like I needed to do one thing and I didn’t rush as a result of i needed to play taxes and I really feel like taxes, I knew what was about to occur and I used to be nervous. Assembly with the accountant was an enormous step and it was needed however I’m not going to lie, I solely met with him like twice and I’ve been transferring round however I look unhealthy proper now on my behalf, I’ve obtained to be trustworthy. You’ve obtained to make the best strikes. I’m solely 19. I don’t know if this transfer goes to be right here ceaselessly. I don’t know if it takes me being right here ceaselessly. I could possibly be right here ceaselessly, however God could have a distinct plan for me, so I’ve obtained to situate myself the best approach and I’m going to be trustworthy, I’ve nonetheless obtained stuff left that I haven’t accomplished but, you already know? Simply to situate myself for the long run, what are you able to do? That was an enormous transfer.

HL: Have you ever lastly purchased your self one thing, although? A little bit splurge reward?

J.I.: I’ve obtained jewellery. I get garments. I’ve spent cash on dumb shit, don’t get me incorrect. I’ve spent my cash on dumb — Ugh, I don’t even what to talk about it. However now, I’m like, ‘Let’s get some frequent sense. Let’s get some frequent sense, J.I, let’s backtrack. Let’s see the place this cash’s going as a result of I’m about to get out.

HL: You’re from New York so do you’ve a favourite Bodega store to get chopped cheese?

J.I.: It’s humorous as a result of you may’t simply get a chopped cheese from anyone. You’ll be able to’t simply go to anyone and get one. I keep in mind one time I took a threat. I used to be in Manhattan and ravenous. I went to Manhattan to get this chopped cheese and that shit tasted so good. I’m going to this spot close to my hood known as Huge Heads on Franklin Ave. You reside in my neighborhood you go to Huge Head, that’s his identify.

HL: 2021 and even 2022 — Who would you like to work with that you just haven’t but and why? 

J.I.: Totally different artists. Anyone. You’d be shocked who’s tuned in. I’ve chopped it up with everyone, so I might like to work with anyone. Robbie Wealthy is dope. Little Oozy is dope. Younger Thug is dope. I like what they’re doing. Little Child is loopy. Nice for me. Future. I like Future. Future’s going cray. Each time the time is correct. Once we get one thing, we get one thing in.

HL: What was it like working with A. Boogie?

J.I.: He’s cool individuals for positive. You don’t come throughout a variety of real individuals on this business, I can say that, as a result of individuals have totally different energies, however I can say he’s a real individual for positive. He was dope.


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