God bless Soundcloud and Instagram for allowing me to stumble across today’s Music Monday feature. I’ve heard his name a few times but the release of ‘Let’s Just Be Friends’ is what really grabbed my ears attention. The rest is DM history. I hit him up about All Vibez with fingers crossed and am hyped that he will be hitting the stage this Sunday. Get to know the man behind the mic and be sure to see him perform live this Sunday at All Vibez.
What is your name and where are you from?
J.Lately – I was born in Oakland, moved to Sebastopol, moved back to Oakland, moved back to Sebastopol, and am probably gonna move back to Oakland.
I started listening to hip hop music mainly because my older brother was really into it. I used to steal his tapes and CDs and listen to them on my headphones in my room. I noticed that I could memorize songs and recite them really easily. Then I just kinda started adding my own words to things, or flipping lines to include words that applied to me. From there on I just started writing more and more consistently. I was really just playing around with it as a hobby for a long time before I started to take the music more seriously.
Co-founder and the Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Mamou is a recent college graduate from the University of California, Riverside. Being raised in Oakland, and spending 4 years in Southern California, Mamou heard the constant negative views that people had on the Bay Area. She vowed to help change those views, and Nook and Kranny is her first step in doing so.