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Conversations with Jahn Stone

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jahn Stone.

Hi Jahn, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
Really thinking about it, music has always been there for me. Some of my earliest memories have music associated with them. But if we’re talking how it all started, it started with my Auntie. When I was little she used to let me rap the words to the songs curses and all hahaha…… Then as I got older, I realized both my Uncles were doing music. I just remember being about 6 or 7 and being upstairs in my Uncle nem room, and it being like five dudes in there rapping, and that’s not including my Uncles. Like any kid, I’d wanna join in so they let me write my little kid raps that were terrible haha…… Getting older, I just fell more and more in love with not only hip hop but music on my own. It had gotten to a point to where I had memorized all the lyrics, but now some songs couldn’t capture how I felt anymore…. High school is where it got serious for me. Drowning myself in 90s East Coast rap, I couldn’t resist the bug anymore… Here we are today, ya know?

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Absolutely not. The journey to anything worth having sucks. Just life man, that’s always the main obstacle. Although I am fortunate enough to be able to work at home, I can’t just go full-time music. I got bills like everybody else. You know how that goes… But before I was working out of home though, getting to the studio used to be kinda hardback in the days. I used to record in Riverside and couldn’t always get there consistently. Still made great music when I was in the spot though…..

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m an Artist, I think, in every sense of the word. Music is me. Rapper, songwriter or whatever you like to say. That’s my artform, my medium, my contribution to the world. Words hold serious weight. The power they have is crazy… I specialize in making words do whatever I want them to. I can make them inspire, or the opposite. I can make you sad or happy. That’s what I do. My words make people feel… Honestly, I’m most proud of the fact that my music is something of a legacy I can leave behind. Even if my career doesn’t pan out how I see it, the music itself is the legacy. That’s why I gotta tell the truth always. What sets me apart from others? I don’t know man I guess I don’t really have a gimmick or nothing like that. What I feel sets me apart is the authenticity of my music. I don’t talk about anything I don’t know about. Along with other certain circumstances in my life that have to lead me to this point so far… I don’t take anything in my past as just a happening. Certain people in my life and the things I’ve seen and learned lead me to believe that I have a purpose in what I do. God made me who I am for a reason. God helps me set myself apart.

We’d love to hear about how you think about risk taking?
If you don’t risk anything, you never gain anything. That’s it. Especially with trying to be successful with something like music. You gotta sacrifice it all to gain it all. I definitely don’t believe it’s just a figure of speech. I’ve spent plenty of money I didn’t have on my music. Money I needed. Outside of music as well man. Only necessary risks though, haha. Staying inside your comfort zone will never get you to where you wanna be.

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1 Comment

  1. Willie and Ethel Rosser

    March 15, 2021 at 16:46

    So proud of you! Your best days are yet to come.

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