Js The Best has been around music his entire life. His Mother was signed to Teddy Pendergass. This music sensation has been professionally doing music for the last 8 years. We are honored to have been able to catch up and discuss his upcoming of music, new projects and more with him.
Tell me in a few words, who you are. How would you describe yourself in a short story.
A God fearing Man with dreams and admiration and a drive for success and happiness. A Father who’s willing to do anything to provide for his daughter. Somebody who believes in hard work, dedication and never giving up.
I’m from Detroit, Mi. but I was raised in the south. Currently residing in Tampa, Fl.
What’s your stage name and how did you come up with it?
JS THE BEST started out being JStylez as a kid because I changed my style up when I rapped. Then I dropped the Stylez and went as JS. One day I rhymes JS and Best. Had a nice ring to it. Started going by JS THE BEST. Felt like it was a name I could stand on. I believe in giving and doing your best in everything you do so it just fit.
What got you into music?
My parents were entertainers so it just came honest. I was conceived on the road so i guess you can say I was born into it. When I was around 12 my father use to let me come on the stage and spit my lil rhymes in between sets and while they were groovin. Gave me a chance to see at an early age how it feels to be in front of a crowd. Once I got a taste of the like light it was over from there.
What was it like growing up?
Was hard in the beginning you know? Growing up on the road, always moving from one place to another, leaving your friends, having to make new friends and be the new kid all the time. Having entertainers for parents definitely came with challenges, but for all the challenges there was moments for growth and learning. Being the new kid in the neighborhood over time became and advantage. It gave me the opportunity to see how people live in different area. Getting to know the lingo, fashion, different ways of life. Helped me to be well rounded as an Artist it’s like I feel like I’m from all over so I can literally fit in anywhere.
Who is your inspiration?
Man I have an amazing daughter who keeps me in my toes. She’s so full of energy and just motivated to go go go. She’s into sports, music , video games and lives WWE so it’s like always something to do. She’s a constant reminder that I can’t be out here slacking you know, I gotta go get. I want to be somebody she can be proud of depend on.
What was your creative process for your current single? What inspired you?
I’m a mood writer you feel me like I don’t like to sit down and force myself to write. I like to be inspired to do it. It could be a movie, a situation or maybe just vibin to beats.
The inspiration for the single really just came from listening to the beat buy Hit Kidd. Soon as I heard it word just started flowin. It’s really just game spittin and confidence and not giving af about haters. It’s like this me and ima do me and you gon deal with it rather you like it or not I’m here. The rest is just being I spired by one of the dopest groups of all time Three 6 Mafia. That “Slob on my knob” track was very influential for me growing up like the whole vibe and beat just did it for me as a yougin. The single really doubles as like a tribute to them. Salute the three 6 man for real for real. Living legends.
What is the name of your current single?
The current single is called “Stop Hatin” and I haven’t come up with a name for the Album yet still working on it.
Would you sign to to a major or stay indie?
I like being indie due to the flexibility. If I can build a solid fan base I really don’t think going Major would be something I’d be interested in. Of course if the situation was right and I was getting the money I wanted maybe then yea I’d sign but it would have to be right.
Do you feel like the music industry has went down since the pandemic? Why or why not? Where you affected by the pandemic with music or everyday life?
Yes, it definitely impacted it. It changed how artist did their thing completely as far as live shows. Thankfully we had social media to bridge that gap. It had most going back to 9-5’s or other means to get money but I would say things are getting back to normal though.
If you were give a chance to sit down and have a business dinner with a celebrity who would it be and why?
I would say Master P. The mans a business guru and from what I see and here from people who know him and other celebrities he’s definitely who you wanna talk to get your business mind where it need to be.
How do you balance life and music?
It’s an on going struggle balancing life and the music game. Between being a father, keeping money coming in and trying do my thing with the music there’s barely time for myself but i believe it will all pay off one day as hard work usually does.
Most memorable moment in music career?
I would say being at the BET Awards and on the radio floor was the most memorable moment I’ve had. To be surround by all the top radio stations around the nation and be surrounded by all the stars I grew up watching and listening to was like an out of body experience. I saw Busta Rhymes to the front, DJ Khalid to my left, Remy Ma was sitting right in front of me. It was crazy.
What style of music do you prefer? Would you ever switch lanes?
I’m a fan of all music. I don’t have one lane I try to fit in where ever I can. One of my songs might be conscious then another might be something street. Then I’ll hit the ladies with some R&B suave type stuff like LL Cool J. I want all the fans you feel me?
Do you have a celebrity crush? Hell yea, if I could go back in time I wouldn’t care who was with Aaliyah I’m shooting my shot!
Who would you collab with right now?
I’m open to collab with who ever wanna work.
Who is the producer and engineer behind your music?
Hitkidd is the producer and Jon The Engineer out of Vibe Studio in Clearwater, Fl is on the mix and they’re both dope as hell.
What is next for you?
The sky is the limit. I’m trying to go as far as I can with it. Movies, TV shows, whatever.
Who would you open up for?
I would love to open up for Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. Legends in the game and I would go down in history as sharing the stage with 2 of the biggest names in Rap.
Any funny stories or an embarrassing moments you want to share with our readers?
Yes. One time I was opening up for 2 Chainz and they tried to go on before us so they could go hit another venue. They wouldn’t let us get in the stage at first was hiding mics and everything. We was deep as hell though we like we from the D what you mean?! We was kicking doors and everything like let us on this stage before it go up lol. We got on though and did our thing had the big homie Bonecrusher with us and performed “Never Scared” too. 2 Chainz gave us props afterwards though it was cool.
What would you be doing right now if it wasn’t for your music career?
I don’t know, probably trying to open my own business. Definitely not working and waiting on retirement though. That ain’t no way to live especially with all the teenage millionaires. Too many ways to get it.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Never give up on your dreams and always believe in yourself. If God is with you, no one can stand a chance against you. Make your own rules and get it!
Be sure to check out Js The Best new single " Stop Hatin"