RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW LONDON RAPPER J RAMMS
Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew andtake a seat.
What made you decide that music is a thing for you?
Music has been a thing for me since a toddler. I would say it stems from my mum always playing music around me growing up.
Introduce us to you and your musical history.
It’s J Ramms here. I’ve been making music since the age of about 10 with my friends as a hobby, whether it was in my house, on the estate, in the park by the cage, etc. Then I started making music more seriously so that my first recording session was from the age of 13-14. At this point it was still fun for me but was edging closer to becoming serious.
It became real to me when I released my first joint project called “Child’s Play”, and I went by the name of Caesar. As time went on, after some time out due to personal reasons, I started doing music more seriously than ever and I rebranded myself as J Ramms.
I released three solo projects, two of them being EPs and the other an album. In order, ‘Finding My Fire’ was my first EP, “Fahrenheit” was the second release which is the album, and the third is my latest release called ‘Turbulence’ which is an EP.
Name me your 3 favourite Albums?
“Get Rich or Die Trying”, “Pon Di Gaza 2.0” and “Victory Lap”.
What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?
The first song that stuck out to me was 50 Cent – “Many Men”.
The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, how do youfeel you are doing?
I feel as if I’ve put out some amazing bodies of work that have gone unnoticed so I would say I’m 90% there. I just need to get people to take me in more, but I’m doing well and enjoying the journey.
As you develop as an artist and develop using socials what ways do you get newears on your music? Any tips?
Well, I am actively releasing music and working on capturing everyday content.
What was the worst experience on stage?
I have been on stage about three or four times and I can’t say I had a bad time.
Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about.
I have 4 kids. My oldest are twins which I had at the age of 22.
What makes you stand out as an artist?
My energy! I have a very energetic flow as an artist and I would say my serious, but funny at times, personality.
I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it?
Yes! So I just dropped an EP called “Turbulence” which has 5 tracks and it’s doing very well. Certain songs and lines from them are trending, I have received all positive feedback so far on all tracks. It’s available on all DSPs and one of the songs called “DEYA” has a music video out now on my YouTube channel.
Talk me through the thought process of the new tunes.
The thought process was simple. At the time life was very turbulent and I took a few flights to get the breaks I so much needed. I was writing lyrics and the flight had gone through turbulence. As soon as the announcement on the plane was made about it the name stuck.
What was the recording process like?
So I recorded this project at Vots Studios – home to Kenny Allstar and Dj TR Beats – where it was mixed and mastered. It was like being at home, very relaxed. It set the vibe whether the track was pre written or it was written there.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?
That practice makes it better and consistency is key!
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
No, I wouldn’t change anything.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
Health is wealth so look after it and do everything to the highest standard that you can!