Jansport J talks being born in Alaska, buying Fruity Loops instead of cracking it, how he chose beats over raps, and performs an 8 minute beat set live in studio
Jansport J has been working working. In 2020 alone he dropped four beat tape projects, and he’s already released his first of 2021 in Save My Soul II. He’s also been getting amazing placements from the likes of Benny The Butcher, Freddie Gibbs, Snoop, Ty Dolla Sign and many more. His soulful sample chops and swingy drums are a perfect palette for rappers, or wonderful standalone pieces that hold up just as well in headphones as they do knocking in your vehicle speakers.
I’ve known of, and been acquaintances with, J for over 10 years now. During some of the best (and brokest) times of my life, when I was religiously attending every rap show and party I could get into, J was a similar fixture of the scene. I would always see him at shows or on flyers and he’s always been a good dude with a big smile. I love talking to people that stuck with it long enough to see it pay off whether or not they ever became a household name, and J’s one of those guys.
Tune in to hear us talk about being born in Alaska, buying Fruity Loops instead of cracking it, and how he chose beats over raps.