They ain’t ready for the heat!

Featured artist: JRood – They ain’t ready for the heat!

As part of our ongoing “Raps New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist JRood from Syracuse to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, JRood! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

JRood: I’ve always been around music since I was little. Growing up I always wrote poems and rhymes. It wasn’t until I was about 18 that I really started getting into recording hip hop music. I went to a buddies house and brought my composition notebook and it was over from there.

“Get yourself registered.” My boy martino told me to get registered with a performance rights organization to earn my royalties and that was by far the best advice I’ve gotten as a new artist


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I do a lot of open mics and live performances in CNY.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Steady burning up the trees only smokin on the heat


What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

I just started producing my own beats a little over a month ago. I’m in the process of dropping an album within a few months. I was on a collab album for a team called StormFront Recordz that was released a little over a year ago. The album title is “Category V”

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

I absolutely would sign with a major record label. I’m at the point in my career where I’m trying to get to that next level. If someone is going to help me get there I see nothing wrong with taking the risk.

Any last words?

I wanna shout out my five year old son Jordan Mitchell Rood, my parents, my team Yeah Gang (B-Nyce, AG, and Sutfinice), all my cuse rappers that I’m boys with. So many to list, martino storm, Trauma, Rahjiin, JFischel, and my video shooter Jordan Sanford of 23filmz.

Where can we contact you?


Thank you for your time. We wish you and your career the success it deserves.

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