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Born August 17th, 1987, J Wes, is an American Hip Hop rapper born, raised, and currently residing in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, NY. Recently quoted in an interview, he's quick to defy the stereotypical "rapper" title, saying "..there are artist out there that hold exception, but for the most part, the industry is about "swag", and less about the message being sent in their lyrics. I'm not in the club everyday like these rappers, I'm not blowing money fast, and I sure don't have racks on racks. So I'm telling it how it is, from a Brooklyn boy's perspective".

As a college student working part-time to support himself and his academics, Wes understands the frustrating work overload, but the passion is what fuels him. "If I did this for the money, I would've quit a long time ago. I've made some sacrifices for the songs I have now, and to do what I feel I do best. It hasn't paid off as of yet, and honestly, I don't care if it ever does".

For now, Wes is motivated to see how far his talents can take him. Born and raised in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, he paints everyday struggles and experiences for his rap portraits. Hailing from the same birth place of greats Biggie and Jay-Z, who made names for themselves with their drug dealing bravado and slick rhymes, Wes wants listeners to see his come up from Brooklyn in a different perspective - similar to Nas' staring out the project window. With music, he explains that you can "escape the world with it and yet never leave my room. That's what powerful music does".

Wes hopes his music gives fans a lasting, powerful impression.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Before, I use to go to the record store to see what new album is hot that just dropped. People were buying albums that only had one good song on it, but the rest were trash. Now, anybody can easily buy the song they want, or simply download it for free. Bootlegging use to be very popular, but even that has kind of died out. In a different aspect, you can reach out to way more fans, and getting your voice out by using the internet. So, I think the internet has made the industry way more profitable, but at the same time, independent or local artists may find it tough to break ground now.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
I would, but honestly, I'm more comfortable making the records I like, writing the songs I want, and trying to reach out to fans.
Your influences?
I use whatever is in my life as influence to write, whether it's what I see, hear, or experienced myself. A lot of my lyrics deal with reflection. As for inspiration, artists like Rakim, Nas, and Joe Budden have had heavy influences on my lyrics and style.
Favorite spot?
Brooklyn of course..
Equipment used:
One mic.
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