J DaVon Harris Interview

J DaVon Harris Interview

J DaVon Harris Interview


“I deserve a parade after this” resonates throughout the chorus of J DaVon Harris’ newest song and we would like to say that we agree. “Parade” is a laid-back melodic call and response old-school hip hop R & B track that is a perfect throwback to an era of music that we all know and miss. The beat is spacey and the drumming is minimal, but it helps to accentuate the vibe of “Parade”.

“Parade” has beautiful female vocals that compliment J DaVon’s effortlessly poetic flow. Honestly, “Parade” is a hit because it has so many different positive elements and is a breath of fresh air in a music scene that can sometimes feel stale and boring. J DaVon Harris offers hip hop fans something new, and he crosses over to any R & B fan too.


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J DaVon Harris almost reminds me of 50 Cent back in the day with his approach to rapping. Clearly and slowly articulating every word and phrase, J DaVon Harris makes his message clear. J DaVon Harris is here to stay and we will soon be throwing a parade in his honor.

After years of hard work and dedication, J DaVon Harris is finally starting to become a household name. In his Instagram, J DaVon Harris perfects his craft every day. Most artists just send their music away to be engineered, but J DaVon Harris is part of every step of the musical process and that is why he is one of the best new artists that is emerging. Don’t sleep on J DaVon Harris, we didn’t and that’s why we reached out to him for an interview.


J DaVon Harris Interview
J DaVon Harris Interview

J DaVon Harris Interview with Rock the Hip Hop

What first got you into music?

I was introduced to it early, my father came up in the 80s so of course I was exposed to all the early Hip Hop music. I used to ride around with my uncle in my father’s Subaru with all the 90s hip hop at max volume. I also have an aunt whose a songwriter and she brought me to a studio session at a young age. All of that combined shaped me and sent me on this journey.

Who inspired you to make music?

The previously mentioned people introduced me to so many artist that inspired me from Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston to EPMD and A Tribe Called Quest to Nas etc etc.

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

I can’t put it in a box, its certainly Hip Hop music but it varies from introspective narratives to rapid bar spitting to melodic grooves.

What is your creative process like?

Honestly, its experiences and living life that’s where I draw all the music from. As far as creation, I just sit with the music and record as I come up with lines, I try to one take verses but I’ll punch in vocals also. For me its all about what’s best for the song.

Who would you most like to collaborate with?

Working with Ski Beatz was definitely checking a box on my list, we actually have a full project that we’re working on.

If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?

I’ve already opened for some of my favorite artists, Styles P, Cassidy. I’d love to tour with someone like Freddie Gibbs, his fanbase is loyal so if I could rock that crowd it would
be dope.

What is one message you would give to your fans?

Love me out loud! If you like my music say so, tell your friends and followers. Tell
me, I’m accessible and love hearing feedback.

What is the most useless talent you have?

I’m fake ambidextrous, I can sign my name and write a few words with both hands.

Do you sing in the shower? What songs?

I actually “write” lyrics in the shower, putting lines together and trying out melodies.

What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

I don’t even think that way, I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing and wouldn’t have it any other way.

Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues?

I’ve performed a lot in NY, NJ, Philly, Charlotte, Washington DC. My favorite is always NY because its home and family always makes those shows.

Do you have any upcoming shows?

I’m putting together some shows with a band that and some artists that I work with, I like jam sessions where we just vibe out.

How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?

The internet made the world smaller which is great for independent artists like myself. Making it smaller helps me identify markets, being aware of what cities stream
me the most is indicative that I should work on performing in that city.

What is your favorite song to perform?

I love opening performances with Allah Born, its an ode to Albany, NY where I’m from, but I’m looking forward to performing Parade now that its been released.

Which famous musicians do you admire?

Prince, he played almost every instrument, wrote, composed on top of controlling his business.

What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?

I’ll plead the fifth on this one

Follow J DaVon Harris on Social Media

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamjdavon/

Download Parade: le.ffm.to/parade


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