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Art & Life with Justice Allah

Today we’d like to introduce you to Justice Allah.

Justice, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I was born in the “City of Watts” a very small yet tough area in Los Angeles, CA that I called home most of my life. I started doing music in 5th grade a lot of my music influence came from my dad and my uncle. My uncle Ahmad had a lot of dope songs one of his top songs that influenced me a lot growing up was his hit song “Back in the Day” which killed the radio stations in the ’90s and is still an LA/American hip hop classic til this day. My dad was a dope writer/rapper that influenced me a lot with his music and his work ethic growing up giving me the formula on how to be the greatest. I started taking music more seriously in 9th grade participating in rap cyphers during lunch and in the classrooms at View Park High located on Crenshaw & Slauson. The area alone was influential due to artist like Nipsey Hussle & Dom Kennedy, I idolized those guys attending high school in that area. While at View Park, I took a poetry class that showed me how to put wisdom into my rhymes and have a message my teacher Mikethepoet showed me how to do that. 10th-grade year, I left View Park because of my grades and attended “Locke High” in my hometown of Watts. While going there I’d see a lot of fights and a lot of gang/street shit going on in and outside of the school. My calm lyrics changed a little due to my environment. 11th-grade year, I left Locke and moved to Hesperia, CA where I built a lot of my fan base releasing my first project “Leftovers” which consisted of 9tracks created by me and my friend/producer (XX).

After three years, I graduated from high school and had to leave my mothers house in Hesperia. I moved back to LA again and stayed with my bro Rj Bates for four months at USC working on music and myself, then I ended up leaving and renting a room in DTLA where I’ve been ever since. I’ve recently released a project called “323” and I’ve been quietly working on new music building my brand and staying focused sometimes I get so focused on my living situation and life in the present that I forget about my main passion which is music all I can do now is just stay focused and keep writing.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I write music and I perform it. I’ve always hated the term “rapper,” I believe I’m so much more than that. I work on music all the time and for me to be compared to a person that randomly picked up a pen and started rapping as there last resort I can’t rock with it. My message is if you have a passion for something, do it, love it and give your all, one thing you should know is that I’m always working on my crafts and perfecting my self.

In your view, what is the biggest issue artists have to deal with?
My biggest challenge is myself, if I do or I don’t make it, I can only blame myself, no one else. It’s all about your consistency and how hard you are willing to go.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
People can support my work on YouTube/SoundCloud by sharing and just commenting or Instagram, etc. Visual support, it’s a beautiful thing and it’s very encouraging me to keep pushing.

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