Came out of the womb ready for Artistry.JSK.
Learn all about Jay Skill Khan as he speak with V-Henny on his music journey below.
V-Henny: What was your first experience with music?
JSK: My first experience with music had to be when I was like 9 years old, going over to my cousins (atom bombz) house & him letting me play with samples on a MPC . He was teaching me how to use FL STUDIOS, he taught me how to count bars, the metronome , what all the different sounds were and how they should be used, etc.
V-Henny: What motivates you to create?
JSK: Creating is my therapy. Whether it’s making a new record, doing some photography or making logos. I feel that’s when I get to be my most authentic self. It brings me a sense of peace and clarity in every aspect of the day to day. This is my purpose.
V-Henny: What song was the most difficult for you to write?
JSK: The song doesn’t even have a title yet. Its a letter my mom, brother, and niece, who I lost in the past 2 years. My mom to covid but my brother and niece to suicide. I wrote it with a level of openness and raw emotions that I’m just not comfortable with. Some artists build a persona which there is nothing wrong but this is my real life . I wrote it because everyone has lost someone close to them and there’s a lot of emotions that come with it. Some people will understand and some others won’t. I’ve been blessed enough to be able to articulate some of that into words, hopefully someone will hear it and not feel so alone.
V-Henny: What was the best advice someone gave you when you were starting as a musician?
JSK: I think the best advice to any artists is to stay consistent and stay courageous. Not everyone is going to see your vision but that’s why it’s YOURS just make them into believers.
V-Henny: What is your songwriting process like?
JSK: Sometimes I’ll just be writing to the music in my head ( if I don’t have a beat). If I do, I’ll just catch a vibe, hum maybe 3 or 4 different melodies and then make the hook. Then each verse would be around the same subject matter but from different points of view. I personally like storytelling.
V-Henny: Tell me about your techniques for overcoming creative blocks.
JSK: So my creative blocks are usually because of over stimulation. I like to find a quiet place and meditate for a bit with the beat playing low in the background and recenter.
V-Henny: What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
JSK: I’d probably be doing something related to marketing or photography. I’ve brainstormed with quite a few entrepreneurs and helped them grow their company.
V-Henny: What were some of the steps you had to take to get to where you’re at in your career?
JSK: One major key I had to take was to “watch and learn “. I surround myself with people who do or done what I want to achieve, and soak up that first hand knowledge.
V-Henny: Where do you see yourself musically in 5 years?
JSK: In 5 years, I will be a full time creative getting paid for performing countrywide and collecting checks from sync licensing.
V-Henny: What is one message you would give to your fans?
JSK: We’ve all been through things. Some easy , some hard …. but everytime you thought it was the end for you , you made it through.
V-Henny: How do you define success as an artist?
JSK: Financial freedom to be an artist full time.
V-Henny: What’s next for you?
JSK: I’m releasing a few EPs alongside some my friends and mentors to build up to my 1st album “little boy lost”.
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