Jameer Harris


Born and raised in northwest Detroit since '99. Been making music on FL Studio since '08. Been rapping since '14. Been in love with Hip Hop since forever.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

To me, music is an escape out of my environment. Every time I perform in front of a crowd (which is not often), I feel joy. Hearing the crowd follow my every word and move makes me feel like I'm doing something with my life...and that's far more valuable than anything money could buy.

What is your music dream?

My music dream is simply to be heard. I want my songs to speak for me when I pass on. I want my music to be able to knock even in the next millennium. I want my song "Gone" to touch the hearts of people 20 years from now.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I wouldn't because I alone cannot change the world in one lifetime. To change the world, you would need people who want change in the first place...But nobody wants to change the world nowadays. All people want to do now is fuck the world up even more and blame the next man for the problem.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

So many...The most memorable song from my childhood was "Tonight" by DJ Quik. I remember hearing that song every sunday night during the old school mixes and I was hooked,

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Masta ace, Big daddy kane, Kendrick lamar, and so much more.

What inspires you to make music?

The shit I see around me. I want the world to see the place that I come from...and all the shit that comes from it. I want people to imagine northwest detroit on a normal day...the lady asking for spare change in front of paradise fish and chicken. The 4 drunk dudes always arguing over money they could've used to get a colt 45 from the liquor store. The car that almost crashed twice trying to show off his brand new challenger with modifications. The liquor store, weed spot and 3 porno shops that's right next to each other on 8 mile and schafer. The feeling when you walk past the trash in front of the abandoned house that the city is not going to pick up. I want the world outside of Detroit and all the places like it to feel like they was there...and I want the ones who experience these situations plus more to nod their head in agreement.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I want all the people who don't wanna acknowledge the broke niggas, the people who be in their feels, and the like to know that we got a voice too...and we angry as fuck.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I feel...I feel great. I imagine all the people who ever said I wouldn't be shit is in the crowd. Each time that I get the crowd hype, I feel like I made it and I told all the niggas who said I wasn't going to do nothing in life a big fat "Fuck you".

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Sometimes I do, Sometimes I don't. I hear some people who come from the same background as I do rapping about the same thing I live, and I can relate to that. But at the same time, I hear rappers talking about "I fucked yo bitch and killed yo mans cause you a pussy ass broke boi." and then they turn around and say "I'm just a nigga tryna get out the hood...but I'ma stay in the hood" Followed by "I fucked yo girl, why you so mad bro? Get out yo feelings"...These are the same rappers who are trying to appeal to the folks who don't have much...so why they putting down the people who's gonna support they ass the whole ride?

What do you think of Drooble?

It's cool. I haven't used it all the way yet.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Every time I send music to a blog or a group hoping they listen to it...only to get it rejected 30 seconds later. That is my biggest frustration.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I try to buy if it's good. I try to go to the concerts, share the music, all of that.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

1 thing: Heart. If your music ain't coming from the heart, then why should we believe you? If you're not doing this music cause this is your passion, then why should we go spend our time and energy just to see you? This not only applies to hip hop, but it applies to all genres. Rock, Pop, Polka, I don't care; If it ain't from the heart then it ain't shit. And I'm going to leave it at that.