What is your name and what city do you rep?
My name is T.Jones. I represent New Orleans.
Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them?
My latest releases are “Life Thru Penmanship”, The Menace Ep wit Mars Bars, Defining Moments wit Lil Shipe, Versus Who (single) and Intentions (single). The chemistry I have with those artists created the energy needed to give a diverse sound to all those projects. I wanted every track to sound different and to stay in pocket with a vibe you can rock with.
What is unique about you and your music?
I use my voice as a instrument within the beat so that my lyrics and style stand out. I match the energy of the producer with a custom cadence and flow that makes your smile.
What shaped your music?
My respect for life shaped my music. Being able to see both sides and staying loyal to my decisions is important to me so when I look in the mirror, ain’t no regret.
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
I knew It when my friend starting dedicating his time and investing his knowledge to develop me into a versatile artist to be reckoned with. Continuously having me in studio sessions, booked performances, artist mixers and traveling to hit different club stages.
What type of music do you listen to?
I listen to opera, house, r&b, jazz, rap when I need a energy boost, educational e- books for healing and success.
What inspires you to write music?
Experiences past and present. Creating a visual with powerful words that allows you to see your life vicariously through parts of mine.
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
When I’m not into music I love bodybuilding. It’s therapy when I’m stressed and unbalanced mentally. The gym is my brutally honest friend that does not judge nor care about silly shit, jus focus and the will to win.
Happiness to you is…
Happiness to me is love. It makes you smile because it’s true. It’s real. You believe and have faith in it. It has value that can’t be measured so a price is put on it for you to see how priceless it is….. don’t let that go over ya head💎
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?
The music business is a business that exploits the talents of artists for capital gain. Getting signed you will generate revenue from a sum of money but may owe money on the back end and being independently established you need a great deal of money to have a impact in the industry. It has its cons and pros that should be understood and approached as a business. Having contracts, a A-Z filing system in place, plus a financial and marketing plan is key to success with a solid team.
Tell us about your upcoming projects…
I’m currently working on 2 EP’s with two different artist that will be released soon with my latest single, “You ain’t gotta lie” produced by Audio Hittaz. It’s gonna be a great time with me in the studio.
Where do we find you music / music projects?
I’m worldwide. Apple music, Spotify, tidal or Google me. t.jones504 or visit my ig @t.jones504
Any last words for the readers?
Live and love. Don’t compromise your respect. Read with understanding and know why you are who you are. Get up, hustle and do it till you die!