Tell us about yourself and your music
My name is Vicious J, and I’m an artist from Houston, Texas that truly love doing music. Music is my passion, and I base my music on things I have been through in life. Music is a way for me to express myself to the world. I tell stories from my past and my present. And my Fiance (Jenna) have a beautiful Princess (Mila J), and my goal is to build a legacy for them to have. That’s why I named my label “TRU LEGACY ENT”. I just want to give my girls the world.
Talk to us more about your latest release
I have recently released my single “Fold”. Which is based on things that have happened since COVID 19 arrived? I speak up on police brutality, Martin Luther King’s dream, justice for wrongful deaths for George Floyd, and Brianna Taylor, and telling the people that it’s up to us to make things right. My words are deeper with other topics, and I meant everything I said.
What inspired you to write this release?
Police Brutality, George Floyd, and Brianna Taylor’s deaths, racism, poor decisions from the president, and the kids of our future, inspired me to write “Fold”. Letting them know that they should always make their own decisions. And never fold under pressure.
Describe the writing and recording process
The writing and recording process was flawless. I wrote “Fold” with my daughter in my arms. She watched her on youtube, while I watched CNN. When I saw George Floyd die on TV, it crushed my heart. Protestors stood out to justice for him, and that’s when racism came out of the closet. People started showing their true colors. As a Black man I know it’s hard out here and the system is against birth. But I speak my mind through my music and stay out the way. Because I refuse to let anybody take me from my family. I think with my brain before I react. But I will never “Fold” under pressure. And I mean that!!
Any plans to release a video?
Any plans to hit the road?
1. (Miami Live) in Miami, FL. TBA
2. Atlanta, Ga. TBA
3. Memphis, TN. TBA
4. Houston, Tx. TBA
Will have time and dates when the government opens the world up.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
As an artist, I brand mine through merchandise, such as Cds, USB’S, Clothes (Shirts, women tights, shorts, hats, sweats), and also use marketing companies to help me get my name out. I pushed my brand by myself for a long time, but have built a team with Tasha Mack @Tashamackpromotionsinc.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I mainly listen to my own music but have been listening to three dope underground artists (Kingdon, Juicy Mf Juice, and Maine Arvie). Nothing but the heat from these three artists.
Who are your biggest influences?
My biggest influences are the people in my family (Neisha “sister”, Mika “sister”, Karla “Mom”, Jenna “Spouse”, Mila J “daughter”, Veneta “Aunt” Carolyn “Grandmother”, Lawrence “Uncle”, and Carl “Nephew”.
Tell us about your passions
My first passion was football. Football was my everything until I tore my Achilles at an NFL regional combine in 2012. Played Qb at Forest Brook high school in Houston, Tx. Received a scholarship for NMMI “New Mexico Military”, and then made my way to McMurry University in Abilene, Tx. Where I was coached by the inventor of the Air Raid offense “Hal Mumme”.
But once I tore my Achilles, I gave up football and started writing music to ease my mind. And also had my daughter 3 years after my injury on July 12, 2015. My passion for music took off when I started recording with different producers. I booked my own shows and spent my own money to get to where I am now. Without a deal, I have made some noise in the music industry. They don’t call me the Pressure Man for no reason. I’m coming with “Pressure”.
What else is happening next in your world?
After I’m done with making music as an artist, my goal is to turn TruLegacyEnt into an empire. I want to help artists make a name for themselves. Because I know how hard it is to make a name for yourself and have your music heard. Especially if you don’t have the budget.
Thanks for an awesome interview, VICIOUS J
Connect with VICIOUS J
Website: https://viciousj.musicprosite.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/voshawn.johnsonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/vicious_j45/Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicious_J45Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-DcfGIeUtxETjtd7RjyF0ASoundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-689477303
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- iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/vicious-j/1370268893