Jarrett Rad discusses the creation of his latest EP 'Think Green Bleed Green', producers and features on the project, favorite artists, and more in his official Q+A.
Jarrett Rad discusses his latest project Think Green, Bleed Green.
If you've been following Jarrett Rad for a while, then you know how hard he worked to master the sound he envisioned. In the current state of music, it's all about capturing the moment. Music is dropping quick, and artists can find difficulty mastering the moment. While trying to master your moment, imagine trying to master a sound that's you know is worth achieving. Balance those hardships together and you've got Jarrett Rad.
Jarrett Rad just put together a staple in his early career with Think Green Bleed Green. It's the type of project made to wake people up. TGBG separates Rad from his previous work, as a new direction in his craft is prevalent all throughout the project.. Rad has been dropping free gems by releasing a few singles along the year. Right here, Jarrett Rad discusses his first official project, those who helped him put the project together, and much more.
GroovNuke: Where did the name Jarrett Rad come from?
Jarrett Rad: I started off with a lot of different names that I’m not going to mention lol. I really wanted something that was me, nothing extra, so I used my first name. Rad came from me feeling like a rockstar, I knew my style wouldn’t stay in the typical rap lane.
GroovNuke: How would you describe your music style?
Jarrett Rad: I went through hella stages. I was super inspired but OF, Savemoney, and Pro Era at one point. But I dived into the melody aspect harder and now, I’m headed towards a pop - punk / rap sound. I feel as if I can pretty much do anything though, I still plan on going hard into the rap side of things.
GroovNuke: What is your biggest track to date in your opinion?
Jarrett Rad: My biggest track to date is bussforwho stat wise, but personally as far as progression, I feel like acting different! is my biggest jump.
GroovNuke: Who are some artists that you model your craft after if anybody?
Jarrett Rad: I don’t really model my sound after any particular artist, But I’d say I’m really inspired by Uzi, Drake, Panic at the Disco, Ye & Yellow Card.
GroovNuke: Craziest moment while doing music?
Jarrett Rad: I used to go to Chance’s open mic’s during highschool, ending up being front row at the open mic on the day that Vic Mensa brought Kanye out to surprise perform. By far the wildest shit.
GroovNuke: Where did the TGBG title come from?
Jarrett Rad: TGBG came from the idea money is focus behind everything. TGBG was basically supposed to be hella scenarios surrounding that. But good and bad, like money is the root of all evil, but at the same time, I wanted to have fun, on some money to blow type shit.
GroovNuke: Describe the process of making the tape?
Jarrett Rad: The process has been mad long, but I’m glad I was patient with myself. Almost forced this tape out last year because of the pressure from people around me, but it wasn’t the body of work I wanted to put it out so I scrapped the whole thing. It was a lot of writing and deleting, shuffling through beats, and self doubt. I started going with the flow more and letting everything come to me. That’s when I feel like I hit a breakthrough as far as composing music. After I got half the project done I realized it’s coming together how I pictured. And then it was smooth sailing, the project helped me figure myself out as an artist.
GroovNuke: Do you have any visuals on the way?
Jarrett Rad: Definitely got a couple on the way early 2019! Be on the lookout.
GroovNuke: Jarrett Rad in his spare time?
Jarrett Rad: I mostly work on music in my free time I’m not gonna lie, or I’ll cool out with my bros as of late.
GroovNuke: What do you enjoy about the music making process?
Jarrett Rad: I love hearing the mix right after you laid the whole track down, that’s where the real magic happens no lie.
GroovNuke: Who's featured on the tape?
Jarrett Rad: Lite Ozie, my homie from Houston and he’s cold as hell. bro has a sound that I’ve never heard ever. And my homie LILBOYROC as well.
GroovNuke: Who designed the artwork?
Jarrett Rad: AJ 773! Bro is the Goat frfr.
GroovNuke: Who produced the album?
Jarrett Rad: My bro HEYJEANPAUL produced like majority of the project. He’s a 19 year old up and coming producer from Cali. Then Poloboy81, Me$$iah, BricksOnDaBeat, SonoBeats & VGbeatz
GroovNuke: Who are your favorite artists right now?
Jarrett Rad: Right now I’m really rocking with Pierre Bourne, Kodie Shane, Uzi and Calboy.
GroovNuke: What do you do when making music gets hectic?
Jarrett Rad: Whenever making music gets hefty I try to take a break from my genre or I’ll watch interviews to redirect my focus. I realized sometimes you can’t force it, but I’m at the point now where writers block rarely affects me.
GroovNuke: Proudest moment of your rap career thus far?
Jarrett Rad: My proudest moment would probably have to be creating this tape no lie. I finally settled in to my sound, and the feeling is crazy.
Without further ado, go spin Jarrett Rad's latest project below. Check it out via Soundcloud.