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Everything You Need To Know About Hate Jaxxx, A Fast Rising Hip-Hop Star

Hate Jaxxx

Listening to great music is timeless. No matter when it was made or when you hear it, you know you are hearing something special. That type of music is supreme and must come from a supreme talent who respects the craft. That level of talent and class is what you get from Hate Jaxxx a fast rising upcoming artist from Dominican Republic.

Hate Jaxxx is a multi-talented hip-hop artist, songwriter and rapper who has taken all the time he needs to learn all that he can about his craft and where it will take him to in the future.‌ He is here to bring some passionate rap back to the music industry. He primarily creates music that is similar to that of artists such as Ian Dior and Juice WRLD. Hate Jaxxx has made tremendous steps toward his mainstream goals, independently releasing all his songs since his first release in 2021.

Check out his songs on Spotify below:

Hi there, welcome to Honk Magazine. Thank you for taking out time to respond to us. To kick things off, Can you tell our readers about what really inspired you to write music? 

Hate Jaxxx – I always had a passion for poetry and writing. Before my mom passed I would always read her my poems, quotes and writings. In December of 2020, I found out my girlfriend of 3 years had cheated on me so I fell into a dark depression phase. A month later in January of 2021, my mom passed away and then my sister ended up passing a few months after that. 2021 was the worst year I’ve ever experienced EVER. The depression, the addiction to pills, feeling like I didn’t even know who I was anymore; that’s what fueled me to start taking my music more seriously.

When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?

Hate Jaxxx – I released my first song titled, “Drugs” and it started blowing up in many tik-tok videos. Over 1,000 people used the audio in a matter of a month. That’s when I knew I could take this even more seriously.

Tell us what is so unique about you and your music?

Hate Jaxxx – I like to talk about a lot of MY OWN life experiences and turn my pain into writings and then lyrics.

Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that? 

Hate Jaxxx – One incident in particular, I released a song with the wrong title and a completely different song. It only came to my attention when someone said the album cover didn’t match the song. Since I’m a more independent artist with no management, I look over each release 3-4 times before submitting it to stores.

Can you tell us about your latest releases and what inspired you to create them?

Hate Jaxxx – L2ME – Ft. 3than was inspired by my ex-girlfriend. If you listen to the lyrics closely you can understand what the relationship was like.

Can you give us a brief insight about your upcoming projects? 

Hate Jaxxx – Those are secrets 🙂

 

What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out? 

Hate Jaxxx – Don’t spend money on silly campaigns. Find a specific audience and work with people you know who can help you grow your fan base. Luckily for me I received an opportunity and I took it.

 

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

Hate Jaxxx – Stay consistent. I have over 50+ unreleased songs at the moment. Since I am an independent artist I release songs slower than most artists but I will always have a new project in mind. Stay consistent and keep a positive mindset.

 

What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?

Hate Jaxxx – Personally, besides writing, I love to paint, draw and cook.

 

How can our readers follow you online?

Hate Jaxxx – You can all follow me on Instagram: @hatejax 

 

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Forsaken delivers a vibrant new EP, “For The Hell Of It”

Forsaken

Orlando, Florida-based rapper Forsaken, aka Donnie Sproat, has recently shared a new EP, For The Hell Of It, with various themes featuring Gawdzy, available to stream everywhere. The track follows the previously released “No Time” and “Air It Out.”

The emerging singer and songwriter Forsaken delivers a wonder EP titled For The Hell Of It, a 6-track body of work. His newest release, “For The Hell Of It,” is themed around living in the moment and making the best of every situation. Forsaken found passion in making music as a creative outlet to express his emotions and lifestyle that are responsible for who he is today. With his impressive vocals and a sharp ear for sonics, Forsaken has proven he is ready for the mainstream. So, stream the EP below and vibe out!

Stream Forsaken’s For The Hell Of It on Spotify. 

Connect with Forsaken: Instagram 

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Los Angeles Producer ArjayOnTheBeat Is Pushing the Perimeters of the Music Industry

To stand out in music, especially a genre like Hip Hop, an artist has to have a presence not only the presence but commanding energy to them that makes you invest in their artistry, which they present for us to buy into. That separates an artist who you only give one listen to and who you start to keep up with. ArjayOnTheBeat brings that confident swagger to his approach that makes you want to stay connected, as he has been unfailing when connecting with his audience and executing vibrant and unique records from a career standpoint.

Arjayonthebeat discussed with us and answered our uncommon 11 Questions. Check it out below.

 

HONK: Let’s start by introducing ourselves. You know the basics, like name, age, and where you’re from, as much or little as you’re comfortable sharing.

ArjayOnTheBeat: Artist Name: Arjayonthebeat /Arjayonthebeat3x

Legal Name: Robert Dickson Jr 

Hometown: Los Angeles, California 

 

HONK: What’s the best advice you ever received concerning music?

ArjayOnTheBeat: The best advice I’ve ever received concerning music was about mixing. I was honored to have had a one-on-one session with a Grammy-awarded engineer, Leslie Brathwaite, who engineered Pharrell’s “Happy,” which headlined Despicable Me 2. He listened to my beats and told me, “everything was great, but one thing, your mixing.” He then said when it comes to mixing your beats, nothing should be panned to the center but vocals”. In other words, every sound in your beat should be panned between the left and right, never down the middle. 

The best advice of my life…

 

HONK: What would you have done differently if you knew then what you know now?

ArjayOnTheBeat: One thing I would have done differently is take more of the presented opportunities rather than rejecting them due to being overly cautious.

 

HONK: What is still your biggest challenge?

ArjayOnTheBeat: My biggest challenge is finding an artist with the potential/ talent to take them to the top and team up. Until then, the search continues. Most artists don’t take it as seriously as I do. I instead get plaques/awards with one artist repeatedly than try to get one plaque out of multiple artists… if that makes sense.

 

HONK: What keeps you going when things get tough in the music industry?

ArjayOnTheBeat: My daughters (Indiyah & Xia) and my family are the ones I need to be successful. My goal is to leave generational wealth /money behind for them. 

 

HONK: If you could open a show for any artist, who would it be?

ArjayOnTheBeat: Lil Uzi Vert, Chris Brown, or DJ Khaled

 

HONK: Could you talk me through your creative process?

ArjayOnTheBeat: When it comes to my productions, I never force them. I only make beats when I feel like it, so I don’t burn out my creative juices. 

If I’m not working, I typically listen to various genres to get ideas on enhancing my sound daily. Every genre has something you can learn from…

 

HONK: How do you solve productivity/scheduling problems and reduce overwhelming situations?

ArjayOnTheBeat: I always try to keep the customer/ clients happy, mistakes can occur, so I’ll always offer something in exchange for the mishap to reach a positive conclusion.

 

HONK: What are you focusing your time on now?

ArjayOnTheBeat: I’m focusing my time on executive producing more projects rather than singles & building my artist (once they’ve been found).

 

HONK: How do you currently feel about the state of “Your genre” in general?

ArjayOnTheBeat: We need more substance in the hip-hop community and a different topic to rap about rather than hoes, guns, apps & negativity. I feel it’s time to switch it up, or else we won’t get as successful as other genres like folk rock & country music.

 

HONK: How can our readers follow you online?

ArjayOnTheBeatInstagram | Twitter | YouTube 

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