We had the good fortune of connecting with J. Dange and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi J., we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I was offered a few record deals but they wanted my publishing, masters, and creative control. I was offered a lot of money, a house, and vehicle but the deal would have me at a complete disadvantage. I realized that if they wanted to offer me all that, I am worth entirely more. I’ve been in the corporate world for a lil bit now so I decided to start my own business and take a leap of faith on myself. I wanted to start something that was truly beneficial for the artist and the community. I will be doing artist development, marketing, promoting, and financial literacy training that the artist has to go through to be on my label. We need to create wealth for the creatives so they can take care of themselves without stressing and their families. So that drive was behind me finally starting my own business and walking away from the workers mentality that I had been in for years.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a music artist that will create on whatever platform my soul is feeling. I do not want to be pigeon holed as just a rapper, I am well beyond that. I put my feelings, experiences, and dreams into my music so people can truly relate to what I go through. I make my music for me, stuff that I want to hear, if people don’t like it, it doesn’t bother me, if they do like it, it’s an honor to hear but that doesn’t drive me. Music is my therapy, it has truly saved my life and allowed me to have a purpose. I worked in the corporate world for a long time and learned management techniques and sales expertise which has gotten my professional skills sharpened. I decided to take that wisdom and work thing and put it into my own business that I’m passionate about. It’s not an easy journey because the main thing I need for the company in capital and that’s the hardest thing to get. I have all the talent and platforms to release music in the world, but the capital is what I need for marketing and promoting to get everything in front of the masses. I still working on overcoming that challenge now. I’ve learned to have patience, not to doubt the process, keep others opinions out of your thoughts, and to keep pushing no matter what the setbacks and no’s may be. I want the world to know that I am a humble assassin when it comes to my music and my main focus is to make sure kids and that underprivileged know that there is a way out and to never give up. I am a walking example of that. I’ve survived a lot so I want my testimony to shine for those that need it.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take them to Davidoff’s of Geneva cigar lounge on the strip for good company, service, and amazing networking. We would go to Marche Bacchus for some amazing French Bistro. I would them take them to Double Helix wine and whiskey lounge for a great atmosphere and to relax with great tapas type food. We would definitely hit a few Vietnamese Pho spots and some Korean BBQ spots. When we are ready to party, I would take them to Chateau in the Paris Hotel, Tao nightclub, and Marquee at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Also, I would take them to Downtown Summerlin for a plethora of options to eat and chill because it is a completely relaxed environment up there.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to shout out the non-profit group “Journey To Outstanding Youth” organization because they have helped me on my entrepreneurial journey and they have partnered with my company “Loss Cauz Entertainment LLC” to make an impact in the industry and in the community. I would like to shout out all of my family and friends that have supported me on my journey and kept encouraging me to finally do my thing. Also, I would like to shout out all of my fans that allowed my album “Did It My Way’ to get to a million streams and growing.

Website: https://www.sonicbids.com/band/j-dange/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jdange23/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-forde-96039163/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JDange23

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jdange23

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2fkfjFhpH-3SfKEy9MZkaw

Other: email: jdange23@losscauzent.com

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