J-Hop Talks St. Louis Culture, Financial Literacy, And His Debut Album Black Oynx on iLLANOiZE Radio
BY: Pretty Riot
There’s nothing that we love more at the illanoize radio studios than when an artist travels across state lines to come sit down and chop it up with us. On the latest episode of illanoize radio, this was exactly the case with St. Louis native, J-Hop. This interview was informative and filled with laughs and jokes.
J-Hop gives us a bit of his musical history in the episode, detailing how he got started with his music career at Mizzou, being surrounded by other talented artists like Charles Lauste and Ohana Bam. He also dives into his major in finance and how that has given him advantages as an artist. Illinois Jones and J-Hop share a moment as they reminisce on their favorite St. Louis strip clubs and sports teams. You can imagine how that conversation went.
It wouldn’t be an illanoize radio interview without hopping into the music, no pun intended. J-Hop breaks down his debut full length project "Black Onyx," diving into the meaning of the title, the creative process and even gives us insight on the obstacles he had to overcome while making the project. He also gives us details on the Black Onyx listening party he put together to celebrate the release but also bring friends together after not seeing each other for quite some time due to the pandemic. Find out more about J-Hop during this chat below.
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