Coming down from the East Coast to the South is a culture shock in itself, but imagine coming from the “Steel City” of Pittsburgh, to the “Swag” of Dallas. Thats what 97.9 The Beat’s newest DJ J-Kruz has done, and already he is causing a buzz with his style. He sat down and answered some questions that let us know a little more about J-Kruz the person and what he COSIGNS.
How did you get into radio and what brought you to Dallas?
How has living in the south changed you?
I’ve only been in dallas for about a year so not that much has changed but first thing that has changed is that theres a little more twang in my speech.I got a new fondness for down south music and I am becoming more accustomed to spicy food & those big ass cockroaches yall call water bugs!!!! LOL Plus I tend to be more polite because that seems to be the norm in the south!!!
Do you want to change the south?
I dont want to change the south, I just want to be accepted and appreciated for what I’m bringing to dallas!!!
What about today’s music industry excites you?
New artist excite me like Big Sean, BigK.R.I.T, J. cole, Young Nation, Yelawolf, Joel Ortiz, just to name a few… hip hop is not dead and all these new hip hop artist are proving it!!
What about today’s industry would you change?
The main thing I would change is the rap game needs more balance. We tend to get exposed of only one kind of rap when theres a industry full of other talented rappers in the game!!!
Who is J-Kruz?
I am a young, energetic, on air personality/ rapper, who loves hip hop and music in general! I’m honest and I’m not scared to say whats on my mind!! I love fashion and kicks, and last but not least iI love the ladies!!!! I love breaking new music and exposing people to music and artists that they might of not thought they would be fans of!
What projects should we be looking out for?
Me and my brother (sosa smooth) just put out a mixtape (MANO Y MANO) FREE DOWNLOAD @
http://thebeatdfw.com/the-dfw/jkruz/mano-y-mano-mixtape-free-download/ and we just released the album self titled MANO Y MANO http://thebeatdfw.com/the-dfw/jkruz/newish-mano-y-mano-the-album-check-me-out-dfw/
What do you #COSIGN?
I just hosted 2 mixtapes from dallas hip hop artist SPACEBOIFRESH (astronaut music) & BLACKPAT (late night thoughts) and I cosign real music if its real thenI like it!!!
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Interview by: Chris Edwards of COSIGN Magazine