“My ultimate goal is to become a helper and what I mean by that is I want to be able to put people in positions to do for themselves and their family.”
Check out the interview with JDUBMATHMATICS exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
JDUBMATHMATICS: My love for music started when I was 10. I remember every Saturday my mom used to clean up and blast her favorite r&b songs and I used to be in my room with the door open listening to everything she played. Then at about 14 or 15 I got in to rap. At first it was sole about the beats and then I started drowning out what they said and putting my own words in and I realized I had talent in this area. Now I’m making it my life.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
You have to hit social media hard, I’m talking about Mike Tyson in the 90’s hard. You also have to put money into your promotion as well and last but not least, you have to have a strong team that will promote your project like it’s their own
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
My ultimate goal is to become a helper and what I mean by that is I want to be able to put people in positions to do for themselves and their family. Example: if you do hair out your house I will pay for you to go to school for it and upon completion we will get you a shop so you can run your own hair salon instead of working for somebody else.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
There’s two things. First thing with today’s music. It might be hard to break through because I don’t sound like everybody else. Two, patience because for most of us we don’t see an artist’s struggle before they were famous and all we see is the superstardom.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
First I want to start off by saying I love my city, Cincinnati, Ohio and our music scene I live as fuck but where we lack at tremendously is we have no unity. A few artists are starting to come around, but the city as a whole needs to come together. Quit hating and support the local artists.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Stay on your grind, believe in yourself even when you feel like nobody else believes in you. Support other local artists like you want them to support you. Don’t be greedy and/or a hater. Always be true to yourself.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Meeting my homeboy and business partner Mike Ice because he gave me that extra motivation that I needed and connected me with the right people. And also the love of my life Siera Thorpe because she pushes me and motivates me to stay on my grind and she supports and promotes all my work like it’s hers.
What is your inspiration?
My kids, my woman, my mom, my Lil brother, and my squad Mathmatics Records.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes and not in a good way.
Where can we find you on social media?
The Coming of Dub: https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bhnszj5s5u76vexr6yunttu2hcq
Facebook: Jason (JDUBMATHMATICS) Williams | Mathmatics Records
Instagram Twitter: @JDUBMATHMATICS