Tuesday, February 9, 2016
[Mixtape] Juss James (@JussJames1) - Dreams On Hold
Twenty-five-year-old Juss James isn’t sitting back just watching time pass by. In fact, he’s on a mission to take his music to the next level in 2016. He recently released his biggest project to date titled “Dreams on Hold.” “The first three songs on the mixtape were written a little over a year ago. I originally left them to the side and took my music in another direction,” stated James. However, he quickly learned that the new direction wasn’t exactly a good move in the right direction. He found himself mimicking the sound and style of the current "trap" rap trend. While attempting to re-invent himself, he was morphing into someone he wasn’t. “I was trying to chase the trendier vibe that is popular in hip hop right now, but it didn’t feel right for me personally. I’m a big fan of the music; however, it’s just not something I wanted to create as an artist,” explained James, who describes the sound of his current project as a modernized version of the new school rap wave that originated during the 2009-10 era. He eventually decided to get back to the basics and channel a more organic, genuine musical connection during his creative process. According to James, his recently released mixtape is about chasing his dream of becoming one of the hottest artists in the game, while simultaneously being smacked in the face by reality once he realizes he has yet to achieve the iconnic status he's longing for. Twitter and SoundCloud.