Whats good fam? For the people who don’t know about you.. who is “Blessed”?
Blessed is the pure in heart for they shall see God. I use to go by the name Jay Star in the hood but wen I got locked up I felt like I became a new person so I needed a new image an reading the bible I ran across the scripture.
Dope. What side of Chicago are you from? What would you say your upbringing was like growing up?
I grew up on the south side of Chicago 64th and king drive parkway gardens. My life was basically a young kid doing grown up things at a young age, I can remember going to Route 66 the skating rink and getting into fights and foot working before I was rapping but I was raised by my grandma and she was defanitely my backbone.
Your music represents a lot of things from Pain to Struggle To Hustle and Real Life situations.
Who did you listen to growing up? Who inspired you most?
I wasn’t really into rap music growing up so I couldn’t give you any specifics, I pretty much listen to everything but I really was into 50 cent, Styles P, Eminem, Lil Wayne and 2 pac.
Now your video “Throwing My Life Away” takes listeners into your life, what else were you getting across with the record and visual?
Just the concept of getting away with a lot of dumb choices I made on a daily basis and any one of those choices could lead me to death or prison and coming to realization, I had to change.
Whats the formula to your style of delivery and beat-selection?
My delivery is an uptempo type of flow and my beats I prefer soul type of tracks and emotional vibes, I like to rap about pain.
With a rap game full of so many artists, How do you think you differ from other artists?
I don’t think I’m different from anybody, I just think I’m coming wit more of a honest heart of my life and it’s more interior then exterior.. I don’t rap about chains and shit ,I rap about the soul and myself fighting demons.
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
Micheal Jackson, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z
Who’s on Blessed’s curent playlist?
I listen to Chief Keef & I listen Drake’s “Views” right now.
What’s in the pipeline for Blessed?
I’m just trying to get my buzz up! I feel like they still sleeping on me, so I’m about to wake they ass up!
Any Final Shout-Outs?
I wana shout ATMBROGODZ that’s the label, shout out to Stack Or Starve, and to anybody who got a dream that come from poverty or any where that’s trying to become somebody ?Blessed
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