We caught up with Jasir Fortes to talk about his music. At Indiy we champion musicians.
Let’s get to it…
I get to create my own vision & show the world what I see.
Nobody else can dictate what should be said or done.
My studio is honestly in my spare bedroom! My wife and I are both in the military and I figured I’d keep doing something I love…so I have my mic stand with my pop filter and sound guard, my MacBook Pro.
I have a Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface, & last but not least…I use GarageBand, sometimes Logic Pro X.
I enjoy it all! I feel like while recording and producing I have time to think and formulate the exact picture I plan to capture.
When I’m performing live and in production, I’m just in my zone vibing! Enjoying the atmosphere!
“Lyrically inclined”, “a mastermind”, “the underdog” but I got you next!
I finish a project, get it mastered, then it’s a must I release it!
Hopefully, if things go back to normal, I’ll be performing at SXSW music festival, do a couple of open mics…
I’ll definitely be dropping an EP in June called “King of the Jungle”.
Yes! I will be planning a music video. It’s going to be like a short film/a movie. The visual, I will be bringing.
I would like to keep the suspense hidden until it’s drop, but that video will be entitled “Home Sweet Home”.
As far as the future looks, I definitely hope to do some work with Da Brat, Da Baby, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Jay Z, Dave East…I have a lot more on my list.
Shoutout to K.E. on the Beat who has produced multiple songs of mine.
Instrumentals or other artists, when I hear their songs, it helps with my creative process.
Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap – This album came out in 2018 when I was probably going through my worst time in life.
It just helped me pushed through and keep going. To go hard and to never stop doing something that you strongly believe in.
Da Brat – Funkdafied – So, Da Brat inspired me in so many ways. This album had me walking around thinking I was her at the age of 3.
I had my mom do my hair the way she had hers, even her fits! She inspired my creative style!
Kendrick Lamar- Damn – This album had me proud to be black…A black man! Then it also gave me mixed emotions because he told a story.
A true story of things that I’ve endured. That a lot of people like me have endured. That was a lit album and I’ll play it any day like it just came out!
My only existing creative team currently is my wife, Breanna, and big shoutout to my parents, Charles and Jackie Gray.
They all have a part to do with why I’m where I’m at, and where I’ll be going…I’m thankful for them.
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Andrea graduated from Roehampton University and The BRIT School, whose globally recognized alumni include Adele, Katy B, Ella Eyre, FKA Twigs, Jessie J, Leona Lewis, Katie Melua, Kate Nash and the Rizzle Kicks. She takes her love of the arts and entertainment industry to provide useful information to upcoming musicians, helping them navigate the industry and avoid making costly mistakes. She actively mentors our current contributors. Andrea has qualifications in Content Marketing and also manages our collaborative playlists for independent artists
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