Jon Harris Interview

The future of rap is here and you’re listening to the early stages of his career. You will be one of the few to be able to say, “I new about him before anyone else.” He goes by the name of Jon Harris and he has something to say. He not like any rapper your heard before and his songs aren’t either. The world will soon fall in love with him they just need to give him a chance, and you should too…

What is your name?  I go by the name of Jon Harris

Where are you from?   I’m a rapper from New York. I’m actually from a town about an hour north of New York City though

How long have you been making music?   I’ve been making music since I was introduced to fruity loops in the 7th grade, back then I would make cassette tape mixtapes with my sisters karaoke machine. in 9th grade I made my first CD mixtape and kept making them through college. But Destiny’s Calling was my first real project that I actually sat down and took the time to hone in on my craft and took my music more seriously.

How many songs /albums have you released to date?   If you include the projects I made before Destiny’s Calling then it would be about 10-11 CDs but realistically I only count from Destiny’s Calling on, so that’s 1 big project and probably 2 smaller projects and I’m working on Destiny’s Calling 2 which I’m planning for it to be even bigger than all the first.

Can you tell us about your upcoming release and the background and inspirations behind it?   COver Letter is actaully a promotional single. It was written for the people who don’t know me to familarize themselves with me, so the song is more about who I am and what I have to offer the music industry. There really wasn’t much that inspired me to make this record although I must say J. Cole did play a slight role in the tone of the track and the music of the song. 

How have you ended up in the music industry?   I really do music because I could. Getting fruity loops studios really put the power of making music in my hands, without that point in my life I probably wouldn’t do music at all.

What do you think of the music industry in 2015?   The music industry to me is too money motivated and that leads to terrible music being brought to the mainstream venues. People are too consumed with the idea of making money that they forget to love what they do.

Who do you think the most influential artist?   The most influential artist to me and my career would be Eminem. I do Idolize J.Cole, Kanye West, & JAY Z a lot as well, but to be honest I try not to idolize them too musch because I don’t want to begin to sound like them.

Who have you collaborated with so far in your career?   Mostly the people in my own camp, Money Mike Dolan and Amanda Barreto from Black Widow Entertainment. I have been working on a few songs though with independent artist Al Boogz and Heather LaRose for Destiny’s Calling 2

Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?   Eminem is an absolute must, behind him I just like making good music so who ever has the same passion in any genre or style.

What was the first album you bought?   Eminem Encore

What’s your favorite song at the moment? Lose Yourself has been my favorite song since it came out for years…that’s a super classic and when it comes on I still can’t skip it.

Who is the most influential artist now, and 10 years ago? To be honest i don’t know it really depends on the genre because there’s no new Michael Jackson legendary artist. In the hip hop and R&B genres I’d say the power couple JAY Z and Beyonce hold the title

If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw?   JAYZ’ the Black album no questions asked!

How do you think you differ from other artists?   I feel like everyone tries to follow trends where I follow my instincts. When gangster music was big everyone wanted to be a thug, now trap music is hot and everyone thinks they’re trap masters, it’s terrible. Me I just try to make music everyone can relate to no matter what the listener’s background is.

What is your favorite saying?   My biggest idol is Steve Jobs so it’s only logical he has my favorite quote, “I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” -Steven P. Jobs

What other hobbies or interests do you have?   My favorite hobby is eating, but if that doesn’t count I like to play basketball and video games but definitely the thing I do the most with the people close to me is go to different places to eat.

Do you have any tattoos or piercings?  No

Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?   To understand Destiny’s Calling 2 you should understand the background of Destiny’s Calling. I made Destiny’s Calling more for record labels in the hopes that they would hear it and instantly want to sign me off of my talent alone. It didn’t quite happen like that though. Destiny’s Calling 2 is completely made for the fans, I want to build a fan base to hopefully have a following so when I sell my first album I wouldn’t be starting from the ground up..

What’s in the pipeline after this project?   After I finish the project and release it I will probably take sometime to travel around and do live shows to broaden my reach.

Thank you for your time and may you carry on making dope, fresh music.

Thank You, and thank you for the opportunity