We had the good fortune of connecting with jas0ff and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi jas0ff, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
I want my legacy to be an artist that pursued music and made it in the industry solely based off of his genuine love and passion for music. I come from South Central Los Angeles where you either make it out or you don’t. I want to be able to reach the same level of success as artists that I look up to, like XXXTENTACION, where even after his death he brought people together simply for the love of his music. Or Kid Laroi who’s young, but is still breaking crazy records and makes music with high profile artists. Music will always be there for me, but I eventually also want to branch out and explore different endeavors. I have an interest in fashion and clothing so that’s something I definitely want to pursue in the future. Now putting music and my career to the side, on a personal level I want to be remembered for being a genuine person and reciprocating the love that people show me. When people see me and hear my story, I want them to be inspired to pursue their dreams — no matter the obstacles and doubts that come with it.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art is my music, over the past 3 years since I started music I have definitely developed a sound and style that sets me apart from others. I try several different styles of music while keeping my sound consistent. I’m most proud of the improvement in my sound over this past year, especially. I’m very excited for my album later this fall — it’s going to be my best work yet. I’ve been putting in a lot of hard work and long hours into it, so I can’t wait till people hear it. I first started making music making music freshman year in high school, I was very inspired by Lil Skies during this time so I went to buy a $50 mic and downloaded a free recording software and recorded my first song, I released it maybe a week or two after. I got about 200 plays the first night, which was crazy to me at the time because my music wasn’t even professionally mixed yet, just the raw vocals over a beat. So I kept making music here and there, everyone in my high school started knowing me as “the kid that made music.” In early 2020, one of my brother‘s friends from highschool replied to a Instagram post I made and asked if I was interested in him becoming my manager. Not long after, I met my friend Groovy and he began “professionally” engineering/mixing my music which elevated my sound. Next thing I knew, I was settled with a solid team, everything fell into place and took off. If it weren’t for my team and Groovy, I wouldn’t be where I am today. They’ve helped me accomplish a lot already and are definitely going to be right by my side as bigger accomplishments come. A lesson I’ve learned along the way is to invest in yourself and focus on what you want. I want the world to know that #WELOVE is my sign of happiness and gratitude for the support given to me.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them to Ice Cream Sounds Studios in Downtown LA, they’re on one of the top floors in a skyscraper with the best view. Seeing the city lights while making music is always a great vibe. I’d also probably bring them along to one of my photoshoots or video shoots, it’s always fun to see the “behind the scenes” of a music video and how everything comes together.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a shoutout to my parents for being very supportive of my music career and for believing in me. Shoutout to Eddie aka Eddie bands for his support from the very beginning, making cover arts for my music with words of encouragement. Shoutout to D1 Duffy for being the first person to reach out to me for a feature, and Duffy also mixed a lot of my early music. Shoutout to Eratik for also mixing my early music for a while, and for the bangers we always make together. Shoutout to Angel Osorio for the positive energy he always brings to the table, and for being there since day one — *all of his photography work is fire btw, check him out @angeljosorio on Instagram*. Shoutout to Groovy for engineering/mixing my music, and overall for being a great friend who looks out for me and gives me a lot of advice. And I want to shoutout Trapland Visions (Gabe and Ivy) for supporting my dream and growing with me everyday. Lastly, I want to thank everyone who’s supported me and my music journey, they’re the ones that keep me motivated. If it weren’t for any of the people I mentioned there wouldn’t be jas0ff.
ALL IMAGES SHOT BY : Angel Osorio