Interview w/ Jui$e Leroy
How did you get into music?
I got into music seriously after my pops and T-Lady (mama) split up around the time I was 12. My auntie told me to express myself through poetry because it helped her and my poem turned into a song called War. It had no structure just pain and aggression but it was therapeutic for me. I began recording my songs on cassette tapes and making copies for my big cousins to hear and word just began to spread from that point on.
What are your stomping grounds?
I grew up in Fort Worth, TX on the Southeast side in Everman but every weekend and summer I would kick flavor with my family in Ennis which was 30 minutes South of Dallas. So, between the city and the country that’s where I did my dirt.
You had a joint called “Trappy Chan” that had a dope feel to it. What was the response to that record & visual?
That record was like the introduction to Jui$e Leroy. I had been had the idea but I had to build the image and find the angle I wanted to take with my new moniker. Trappy Chan was an eye opener for everyone that seen it so the response was good and the visual made it all come together.
Did your project, Trappy Chan, have the impact that you wanted?
The project Trappy Chan did not have the impact that I wanted by far but it definitely captured people’s attention and got people on board. Now people are highly anticipating my records and visuals and reaching out to collab so it had a great effect.
What’s the biggest priority for you, right now at this very moment of your career?
The biggest priority for me right now is expanding, executing my branding, advertising and marketing my content on platforms such as Precise Earz and more to gain that fanbase organically. Releasing dope content and bumping shoulders with the right people to take my career to the next level.
Rap & Hip-hop in general is in an interesting place right now. Where do you fit into it?
I fit in with the Big K.R.I.T’s, J. Cole’s, Kendrick Lamar’s and the 2 Chainz, and other trap artist. My style and sound is a combination of both consciousness and street knowledge. I elevated from the street shit to a higher consciousness so that’s why I mix in but standout at the same time, not just on some rap shit but in real life I’m big on duality of man, Ying and Yang.
What artists from the early 2000’s do you think paved the way for your sound?
Chamillionaire definitely helped me master my bars and delivery, UGK, Outkast (Andre 3000 particularly), T.I., Jeezy, Guwop, it’s too many to list.
In today’s climate, being a rap artist isn’t just about the music but it’s also about your interaction with fans and building a community on social media. How do you plan to balance those things?
I’ll keep it funky with you I had a plan and an approach that I was taking but on the cool you and the people will just have to wait and see how my plan will balance itself out with my social media engagement. It’s worth the wait I’ll say that. I have to do it right and I finally have a team behind me and we got some shit up our sleeve.
What’s 2019 looking like for you?
2019 looks like money in the bank fam straight up! Haha, naw but straight up it’s looking bright because the people I’m associated with are niggas that move and shake shit so Juego about to make even more positive moves that are going to pay off big time!