Jep Roadie: Trill Shit, I Really Mean That

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A bunch of trend stealers, a bunch of imitation, a bunch of lies. I want to bring back that rugged feel. Let’s make it cool to say what we really feel. Let’s leave being politically correct to the politicians. In 2014, let’s make it cool to be normal. I promise it is okay to be a black music artist and not wear Jordans. Which is exactly what I am, a music artist. Not a rapper, not an emcee, not a hip-hop artist. I am a music artist.

I have never been conventional. I never felt it was possible to be something I’m not. More than comfortable in my own skin. Am I a genius? Not sure I care. All I care about is having genuine lyrics, attention grabbing hooks, creating my own sound. The reason I make music is to address every feeling I have. So that, if someone feels the same way, they now can articulate those feelings. Any subject matter found in my music is there because I actually do that, I have actually seen that, I have actually felt that. It is not because I care about what anyone thinks may or may not be cool.

There is a group of real artists in the world who had their culture stolen from them. I am one of them. I was born to attempt to change the world through music. I know every ‘artist’ tries to say that, but what’s the difference between me and them? I plan on proving it. I ain’t trying to start a revolution. Only trying to make the art of music sacred again. “You know it’s real when you are who you think you are”. I just want to be a legend for the right reasons. My dad’s opinion doesn’t matter to me, please don’t think yours will. Regal is the story. #TrifeLife is the way. I am JproD (Jeopardy). You are real. I recognize it. Bless up.

By Jep Roadie

Jep Roadie about himself: 22 years old. I do what I want. My dreams control my actions. Just a crazy, completely misunderstood, self contained kid born in New Bedford, MA and raised in Bristol, CT. I guess I am a representative of the New England music scene. Maybe just based on location and not so much lifestyle. I have been writing music pretty much my whole life. 

You can listen to more of music on Soundcloud, check out his website or follow him on Twitter under @IamJproD.

Artwork by JproD.

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