Genre-bending artist and mogul, Jordann Dwayne, is on his way back to the top.
After starting his rap career at 13 years old, the Houston native knows what it takes to dominate the industry.
Bridge: And what happened after that success?
JD: The first Mtv appearance was in the middle of a legal battle I was fighting, so I didn’t immediately realize that my fan base and numbers were growing like crazy! A few weeks later I noticed all the complied messages of people reaching out saying congrats and they heard this new song on TV, it was very motivating. Very humbling.
Bridge: The age old industry legal battle! What has been the most challenging part of navigating the industry?
JD: Realizing nothing happens as fast as you want it and EVERYTHING truly does take team work. People won’t tell you how much ground work and strategy AND money goes into a successful music career, but they show off the life. It’s a business, the fun comes after the work
Bridge: I wish I understood the reality of that before I started (laughs) I sold alot of my stuff in the beginning!
So, what projects are you currently working on?
JD: I have a New EP scheduled for release at the end of this year and MANY more singles in the vault just waiting on the right timing. I put together a few free projects but I’m just waiting on the right time to drop them. Want them all to have their time to be explored and appreciated.
Bridge: Very wise! Timing can make ALL the difference!
I’m gonna make you think for a minute… if you could only have someone listen to one of your songs to get to know you as an artist, which would it be and why?
JD: Wow this a deep question. I would honestly have to say Godspeed produced my good friend Major League Beats . There was so much pain that built that record, it will always be one of my personal favorites because of the way the sound actually touches your heart. It’s a short record but every moment counts. It’s not a “rap” record, it’s spoken word mixed with MUSIC. So it touches anybody who understands music.
Bridge: And what do you want your fans to take away from your music?
JD: That anything is possible. That pain can be the biggest motivation to create strength. I want people to feel they are limitless!
Bridge: What can we expect from you next?
JD: Creativity no one has displayed before. From my music, to visual work, to the business model and products my company and I are working on, just new creative limits.
Bridge: A man of many talents, we love to see it!Alright, let’s end on a fun note; If you could pick anyone to play you in a movie about your life, who would it be?
JD: Sheesh! Denzel or Will smith might do it justice!
Bridge: We would go to see that in a heartbeat! Thanks for your time, sir!