Tell us about yourself. 

My birth name is Shareef Rashon Green, but my entire life, my nickname has been Sunny. That’s what everyone calls me. I’m 19 years old. My name as an artist is Rashon J, because Rashon is my middle name, and I just thought the J sounded cool.

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Tell us about yourself as an artist.
I try to make very laid back music. I don’t like too much going on in my songs. As of December 2017, I’ve released a total of 6 projects. 3 of them are on my SoundCloud page. I deleted the other 3. I made them all when I was very young. I didn’t like them, nobody else seemed to like them either, so I deleted them and started working even harder.
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Tell us the reason you decided to go into music. 
I’ve always loved music. My parents tell me stories about how I would never stop singing as a baby. I’ve always wanted to make music. I started writing songs at 12 years old, and started recording covers at 14. I noticed my progression when I was about 15 or 16, and that’s when I started creating my first project. It was terrible. A complete train wreck, but I kept going. I knew music is what I wanted to do. I never gave up. When I was 17, I started writing a mixtape that ended up becoming “Take 3”, which you can find on my Soundcloud page.
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Tell us about the story behind your song. 
“Bad” was the final song that I wrote for my holiday influenced EP, “Summer in December”. As soon as I heard the beat, I knew I wanted to do something with it. I immediately started freestyling. I kept repeating one line over and over again “she bad”, so I ran with it. I thought it was very catchy. I ended up writing the hook that night, and the first verse the next morning. I knew I needed a rap feature on it, so I hit up Vic Sage. I knew he’d be perfect for the song, and I was right.
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Tell us about the recording and production of the song. 
I wrote and recorded the song in my basement like I do with every song. I mixed it myself as well. DopeBoyzMuzic produced it. I love his beats.
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Tell us the artists you will like to collaborate with in the future. 
I’d love to collaborate with Justin Bieber, Bryson Tiller, and PARTYNEXTDOOR some day. They’re my three favorite artists.
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Tell us the names of blogs, radio or TV stations that have supported you so far.
So far this is the first blog that supported me, so I really appreciate it! I’m very grateful.
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Tell us the kind of work you like to do apart from music. 
I just recently got hired at a place called Custom Processing Services as a Chemical Mill Operator. I hope it goes well. Outside of music in my free time, I love to play basketball, and play Xbox.
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State the links to your social networks and stores for the purchase of your music.
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Tell us more about your music career and experience so far. 
I said earlier that I started working on a mixtape called “Take 3” in January 2016 when I was 17. I went on to finish it in August, and release it in September. This year, I’ve released two projects. The first one, “Let Me Know”, is definitely more r&b influenced than anything I’ve ever done. And the second one, “Summer in December” is pop influenced. It took me from January until early August to complete “Let Me Know”, and September to November to complete “Summer in December”. I hope to perform in places at the end of this year so I can get my name out there more.
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Tell us your favourite artistes and the reason for choosing them. 
As I stated earlier, my favorite artists are Justin Bieber, Bryson Tiller, and PARTYNEXTDOOR. All three of those artists influence my music so much. I just love how creative they are with their sounds. Every time I hear a new song by any of them, I ask myself “how did they think of this?” They’re incredible.
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Tell us your definition of a hit song. 
Well it has to be catchy. The hook as to be something very memorable. Something that everyone will have stuck in their heads. And obviously the production has to be on point.
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Tell us your happiest moment in your music career. 
The happiest moment in my music career so far was when one of my songs passed the 10,000 mark on SoundCloud. Also this is right up there. It’s such a big milestone now that my music is being featured on a blog.
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Tell us about the genre of your music. 
I mostly make R&B music, but I dabble in pop just a little bit.
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Tell us the names of music producers you will prefer for music production and state your reasons. 
I use beats from YouTube for non profit music. Pdub, Yusei, Morgan Matthews, Robodruma, Kris, Ja’Lon, and so many more. But when I sell my music. I usually buy beats from DopeBoyzMuzic (he produced tracks 3 and 4 on my new EP), and Jgladmusic (he produced tracks 1 and 2 on my new EP).
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Tell us the secret behind success in life. 
Well I haven’t been able to celebrate a whole lot of success so far in my 19 years. I just try to keep working hard at what I love every single day, and hopefully it works out.
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Tell us your view on signing to a major label and “Doing It Yourself”. 
I would sign to a major record label if the opportunity presented itself. Why not? I get that a lot of people want to do it themselves, but most people that decline offers from major labels already have a huge following, and that’s something that I don’t have at the moment. Right now, I write all of my own lyrics, record my own vocals, mix all of my tracks, and release all of my songs by myself. The only thing I don’t do myself is produce. That’s something I’m hoping to do in 2018. I feel like not having to be my own audio engineer would give me more time to write and record. I also would love the help of writers to tweak a line here or there in my songs. And I wouldn’t have to worry one bit about promotion either. I’m not in it for the money, so I don’t see the harm in signing if the opportunity was there.
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Tell us the challenges you are facing as a musician. 
I’m struggling to keep creating new content. It gets hard. I’ve written probably over a thousand songs in the past 5 years, but only around 50 of them ever saw the light of day.
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Give a piece of advice to your fans.

A lot of my fans are fellow artists, so my advice for them is keep grinding. Don’t give up. That goes for everything in life too. If you believe in something, then keep working about it. Strive to be the best you can possibly be.

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