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

Hi JR, why did you pursue a creative career?
It pursued me……. A true creative don’t have a choice. There is no “Plan B” Even looking back as a child I have always been artistic and a creative. Being a “Creative” is EVERYTHING to me.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have always been a fan of “Old Hollywood” The Golden Era. Artist had to Act, Sing, and Dance. It was a requirement. People didn’t label you as an artist. Today it’s like you have to pick one particular thing, when in all actuality they all coincide. I love dance and the creative nature of it. What people don’t know about me is that my first love is actually acting. Im so excited to show people that side of me. Dance is acting without the use of dialogue which is harder if you ask me. I got to where I am today by faith, dedication, work ethic, cultivation my craft, and never giving up! It’s not easy, but nothing GREAT is.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Everyone that knows me, know I’m a socialite! I love social events, mixers, and premieres. In LA pre-Covid there was always an event to go to so I would definitely hit an event or four lol. Also love rooftop bars and would hang there as well like EP & LP or MAMA SHELTER.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First and Foremost everything responsible for my career and continued support is from My Lord And Savior Jesus Christ! I know it’s not “popular” to have Faith but, He is the most POPULAR thing in my life and every chance I get to give a shoutout or recognition HE will ALWAYS get it! Also believe it or not Janet Jackson was the Catalyst that gave me the spark as a 5 year old discovering “Rhythm Nation” I also was blessed with two mentors that I recognize as my “Industry Father” Frank Gatson & “Industry Mother” Kim Burse Who have helped guide my career weather it was opportunity, advise, invaluable experience, guidance, and the list goes on and on. Till’ this day I can count on them for ANYTHING!

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