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Meet Jeremy Strain Jr (JSO)

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jeremy Strain Jr (JSO).

Hi Jeremy, 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?
I’m a small-town kid born in the town of Hagerstown located in Maryland. Majority of my family was from the City in Boston. I grew up with charisma & a lot of love around me which I’m blessed to say/have experienced. Also with love & happiness comes downfalls & dark times. Although at a very young age, my very first love was sports and being active being a kid. Shortly after my passion for being on the camera & (creating) came afloat. Around elementary school, my passion for music came knocking. I fell in love with music instantly, alongside wanting to be a star/Main attraction. Growing up, I knew I wanted to pursue music but just had to take the initiative to actually (do) it. That came with great support/push from my loved ones/family. Especially my grandmother that purchased me my first ever instrument the saxophone in middle school. I started from chorus to band to acting to modeling to recording to theatre. I got to dabble in all worlds I felt like, then boom I felt the happiest and most expressive writing poetry to translating it into recordings and making music. Once I grasped it, I knew I wouldn’t want to let it go, as I haven’t seriously started to pursue music once high school ended for me. Since I have been head up and fully in since with no signs of stopping.

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?
I learned quickly that in the world of Music/Entertainment comes with many No’s before getting that Big Yes or even Yes/acceptance at all. There was a point of time after school I had tacked on four jobs to maintain in life / fund myself for music, gigs, & auditions. The jobs took a lot of my free time and energy from me which was hard to give to my real passion in music/arts. I did what I had to do, I hit some walls feeling stagnant and learning how to take criticism, constructive, etc., that would sometimes put me in a funk & make me question if music is for me or if I have what it takes or if I’m enough for it… Then I thought to myself why I began in the first place & that kept me sane & made me hungrier to succeed. Also being such a hungry artist, I would dang near bid in / invest in to whatever I believed would elevate my career & that would sometimes come back to bite me as I’d fall for traps online & get beaten out of money chasing opportunities “offered” to me online via social media/email, this is a learning game & you have to go through somethings & instead of taking them as “Losses” take them as “Lessons” moving forward.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Music Artist, Songwriter, Actor

We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role, if any, you feel it’s played for you?
I feel like the role of luck comes with timing & can strike at any given moment. Which is the beauty of luck. I have had a few moments of luck, thing about it though is you never truly know which day or moment will you be “lucky” so in the meantime I work hard in the meantime & stay true but any series of luck that strolls by I’m grateful for as it comes & goes in a series of events.

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Okaga Media Shawn Singh aka “Dip” #2H2HMedia MereMazin Brother Andy Smith

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