Tell us everything will need to know about you.
Jordan Wilson started his career at an early age and to us, all that means is that he has been surrounded by hip hop since the beginning.
This Irish-born native brings true lyricism to the table and toggles with wordplay in an unbelievably high fashion.
At 10 years old, Jordan was tuned into Mac Miller and from there developed a love and passion for making music. Being a white kid from Ireland the dreams of making it big in the music industry seems too far away from most, but not for Jordan Wilson.
He took the challenge and is now a household name not only in Ireland but in the surrounding countries as well. After completing a 17 show tour in Germany, and playing in 4 different countries, this highly motivated 18-year-old is on the right path towards success.
Jordan is currently working on his first full-length album with Citizen Soldier Entertainment and will be releasing his new material soon.
State your favorite genre of music and your reason.
I have loved hip hop since I was a child. There was always something about the way people could put words together in such a complex and intelligent way that interested me to the point that I started making it.
Tell us your experience as a musician.
I have been writing lyrics since I was ten years old and performing since I was 13. My first performance was in the Twisted Pepper in Dublin, Ireland just before I turned 14. Then I performed all over Ireland and went onto my audition for MULA 2014 in LA when I was 15. I’ve also toured Germany with Infidelix and Papke on the StrassenMusicIstIllegalTour201 7. During the tour we also played one of our shows in Austria and it was sick. I have had beef with a lot of artists over the accent that I rap in. Being a native Irish kid rapping in an American accent causes a lot of problems with other musicians but I never really cared about it they can get over it if they don’t like my music. I just love to do what I do it’s as simple as that.
Tell us the theme of your song.
My song is a throwback to old-school hip hop with an R&B feel to it. I tried to capture the old-school vibe as much as I could. The chorus was written to have a smooth vibe and cool style which I thought was fun and easy to listen to.
Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform.
I’d like to thank Infidelix, Pablo Smith, Saul Blake, Luke Blake, Amy Morris, and Gavin YoYo Mckeogh mostly. I have a lot of other people to thank but these are the biggest influences in my career to date more than definitely.
Tell us about your future goals.
I want to tour as much as I possibly can, I want to play shows all over the world and have my own sold-out tour by the time I’m 23. Performance is my biggest passion. Then hope to have hundreds and thousands of views on each song I have uploaded by the end of 2018.
Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans.
My music is usually wrapped around how I feel and I just feel like people can relate to what I say. It’s honest music and there are not much of that these days.
Explain the changes you have observed so far in the music industry.
I have watched rap evolve over the years, I started off when I was just a kid listening to Eminem and Kanye West. I watched rap go from RnB and Boom Bap to mumble rap and Drill. I find the new hip-hop music very stupid but aye if you want to party that stuff is really fun to listen to for real.
State the artists you cherish most and your reason.
Mac Miller, Chris Webby, Eminem, Hopsin, and Kendrick Lamar. Because they have all said some crazy stuff in their raps and their bars are sick. These are the people that made me want to make hip hop, and when it comes down to it they have all changed my life.
Give us the links to your social network and stores.
Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.
I make my lyrics in a pretty simple way. I always start off with the chorus and then move onto the verses cause the chorus is the base of the whole song if you get me. I usually listen to the beat a few times while I’m walking around and write down the concepts that first come to mind to give it the smoothest feel.
Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist.
Collaborating is always fun but I feel like you can get caught up in that side of making music too much.
It is mad fun to sit there and write with friends, the competition to see who has the best verse always ends up with someone not being happy with a sick verse in the end. It does help you grow as a lyricist but writing solo songs really helps you to grow more as an artist that’s really it.
Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people dance or making the kind of music with a genuine message that inspires them.
I love hip hop in all senses and I love electronic music too. I mostly find all music entertaining; mumble rap included. I love to go out to techno nights in Ireland so I see no problem with however you want to make music, just make sure it’s good.
Tell us what you know about copyright.
I know to use beats that aren’t sampled and that I’ve leased. And obviously to make my own original content.
Discuss the impact of a Performing Rights Organization.
I haven’t had any experience with any impact of any organization if I’m being honest, I’ve just performed and there have usually been no problems.
Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.
I go to my producer’s house and we talk concepts, then he makes the beats I need for my projects.
Go into detail on the recording process of this song.
I recorded this song over the course of a year but really only 2 – 4 hours in the studio, I recorded the first version of the chorus and the first verse when I was 17 then forgot about the song for about a year. I then came back to it and re-did the chorus and finished the second verse. The difference in sound between the 2 verses was something I liked because it showed some progression in my voice and style over time and I thought that was pretty cool. So I kept it regardless of people telling me to change haha.
Discuss your music performance.
Performance is my favorite part of the job. I love walking out into the crowd and spitting at a circle of people around me. There’s no feeling better than a whole club around you having a good time listening to you. Live performance is just the craziest feeling in the world. That’s some natural ecstasy right there.
Tell us how you will rate yourself as an artist.
It’s simple I want to be one of the best rappers in the world one day, I think I’m great at what I do and I know a lot of people that think the same so I have no doubt I can become a legend. I don’t rate myself at all right now because I haven’t done as much as I hope to but I’ll let you know when the time comes.