Today we’d like to introduce you to Jimell Moore.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Jimell. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’m from Grand Rapids, Mi. Been living in Anaheim for a year now, I’m 37 been into music since I can remember started rapping by 5th or 6th grade. My biggest influence was my older cousin Eric he made music, D.J for parties, danced (this is during the late 80’s to early 90’s being I was born in 82), taught me to be open to all platforms of music, how to structure a song etc.., He’s my mentor to music, but it was my Dad who first introduce me to Conscious Hip Hop like Krs-1, Rakim, Public enemy, Brand Nubians to name a few and it was that sound, the messages just the overall style of music I fell in love with and decided to more like minded artist from Wu-tang, Mos Def, Talib, Common, The Roots, Nas, Scarface, UGK, TuPac, E-40, Too Short, and many..,I took what they gave as a way to make my own substance based music, in respect of those that came before me and paved a way, which is what helped create my own sound, but staying focused and motivated with the help of my Brothers/Groupmates (Pragm47ic). We’ve been able to get our sound heard a voices recognized.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Yes its been and still is, but thats comes with doing something you love,”If there is no struggle,then no progress”(Fredrick Douglas), that statement has been a staple in my/our movement,understanding that all real Dreams, goals aspirations etc.. must have some form of challenge, struggle obstacle that you must overcome to fully grasp the feeling/meaning of success in all aspects of life, especially with the Style of music I make in today’s Era of music is the slight challenge of sticking to my foundation but not be outdated, plus being able to bridge the gap between the My Era and this Era of Hip Hop is a Responsibility I take very serious.
Please tell us about Ekliptic Soundz and Pragm47ic.
Ekliptic Soundz/Pragm47ic is a two Part entity “Ekliptic Soundz” my personal label is in conjunction With “Pragm47ic” that was put together by close friend/brother Kiiing Ryder, who is from Pittsburg, CA. Along with Qlassic vyb another of our Brothers from the Pittsburg CA area. In the summer of 10′ in Sacramento decided with our unique sound, authentic approach with our message and just overall genuine appeal mixed with our own personal experiences in life set us aside from any other artist, not to say what they stand doesn’t matter its more of hear what we have to say.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Thats a 50/50 kinda thing, on one hand I’d say no because all happens for a reason and I respect where I’m at and heading, but on the other hand its the knowledge of now being used back then would have me further..but I’m not complaining at this point lol.
- Website: https://mobile.datpiff.com/mixtape/945599
- Phone: 7149053470
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deklipz47/
- Other: www.youtube.com/CrosCity