Check out I2G’s interview with Jew#03.
Tell me a little bit about how you got your start in hip hop and who are some of your musical influences.
I started making music on youtube. Every song had a music video. I was tryng hard to get that exposure. This was around the time that slim jesus came out with drill music video on youtube. My first music video was called jew money. I tried so hard to get a record deal. But no record company wanted to sign me. I already has alot of money. So i created my owe recored label. Called “Jew Money Entertainment”. (J.M.E.). I SIGNED MYSELF and also signed a Artist that was living in houston named Space potato. I flew him out to Hollywood to meet and sign a record contract to J.M.E. we filmed alot of videos in Hollywood and San Diego. when space potato flew back to houston . That is when hurricane harvey hit. It hit hard. Space Potato home got Flooded So space potato flew back to his home town of Rodchester ,NY. And currently resides there.
I was influenced by the drill music from chiraq. That what got me to start making music. But i made my own style of west coast rap. My cousin “adamms’ from lake havasu, AZ was making my beats in the beginning. But i was making so many songs. I needed alot of beats . I have alot of connections in houston music scene. My producer is “YungSireTheBuddha” out of houston. And he has been my Main producer for all my music. From the Beginning.
How did you come up with the name Jew #03 for yourself?
The name Jew#03 comes from my jewish heritage. From souther isreal tribe of judea. My father died when I was very young. He died in 1993 . So that is where the #03 comes from 93.
You recently dropped your new album entitled Kings. Tell me a little bit about the album and how it came together for you.
My album kings just came out jan 25th 2018. My first album came out june 30 2017. Called “Jew Money”(14 tracks) and i was thinking what is money without a king. My producer send me so many beats. And the album comes together perfectly. It has great female chorus/ vocals. Alot of bass and boom!! And a variety of featured artist and great rhyming skills. It was alot of hard work putting it together seeing that it has 18 tracks on the album . But dont take my wors for it. Check it out on spotify or any of the other music app. And if you like it support it buy a copy on itunes.
Do you have any upcoming videos?
I have a couple music videos to be dropping soon on my . And space potato album is planned to drop in july under “Jew Money Ent”. And after space potatos album drops. I plan on dropping my third album called “kings ii”
What are your current thoughts on the state of the hip hop and the music scene in San Diego?
The music scene in San Diego is cool with great beats. Rob stone and there rap group “1207” has really put San Diego on the map in the rap scene. From knocking out “xxxtentaction” to jumping “ski mask the slump god. I give alot of credit to “1207” for paving the way for the San Diego rap scene.
What is currently playing on your playlist musically?
I enjoy many types of music as long as it has a good beat to go with it.
I love music and making music.
Do you have any shows or tour dates?
I dont have any shows or tours scheduled this year. Im to busy the whole year in the studio. Not making singles but making full albums. I plan to drop 3 albums this year. Kings will become a trilogy. And my J.M.E. artist “Space potato”7 is planning on dropping 2 Albums this year. So this year 2018 Jew Money Ent. Is releasing a total of 5 full length Albums this year.
What is your website information?
Appreciate the interview, any last words or shout outs
First off I would.like to thank my mom mary for raising me and my brother . I know it was tough being a single mother is tough raising two boys on your own. It was rough growing up without a dad. But i know it was alot tougher on my mom I want to shout out my 5 kids Alley, Bernard jr. , alicia, nathan, and joe. My kids are my motivation. I also want to shout out space potato. Lets get it. 2018 is our year. I would also like to shout out YungSireTheBuddha keep them fire beats coming. Shout The Media records , Buudneato, MyLilBro. ,and Kasandra .