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Meet 86 Joon

Today we’d like to introduce you to 86 Joon.

86 Joon, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Started music when I was 15/16 years old with my boy MSCHF in high school. I never freestyle with the crowds, just was busy skateboarding and got introduced to the studio. Fast forward a couple of years as I developed, had some medical issues that made my skating slow down and dove into music as a release. 2015, while skating in a music video lightly a French artist names Nekfeu, asked about my music and if I made it France we can go on tour together… Run in with the cops, and I left the country to pursue music and went on a six-month-long tour, shit was nuts going from performing for 20-100 people straight to 2-5,000 a night.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I lived a life of hustling so struggle is apart of the process. I guess from going from local managers and teams, fake support of your own city and not getting as much respect because you refuse to play into the local biases has been the stupid part about the road. Wack local politics and actually having money to help other artists while others being threatened by you so they lead you down stupid loopholes. Wasted so much money on promo people, press and all that off the backs of “poppin” locals recommendations.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
As an artist, I’m just myself. I speak hustle music and my life reflects that. Not a gangsta or nothing of that nature, just a pure hustler. I don’t scam, I speak my mind, and I give back freely when necessary. My music is as verified as myself and can’t nobody take that from me. Solid all the way around and everyone knows from my city to the Deep IE.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I don’t think about these things to be honest, just fill your mind up with regrets or a fake sensation of thinking you wouldn’t change a thing.

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