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Iowa native JoJax has left the cornfields and small-town life behind for a new beginning in ‘The City of Angels.’ It’s a move that’s changed his life forever.
JoJax is raising the bar of the hip hop game, rapping about social issues rarely touched upon by other artists. It’s what truly sets him apart from the other hip hop artists—both mainstream and underground. “I’ve seen the other side of nothing. I’ve been to nothing. When I moved to California, I was sleeping in my car, and I didn’t have no place to stay. I’ve seen so many different levels of life,” explained JoJax. “What would you do if your husband or wife had cancer? You don’t hear anyone rap about stuff like that. I look around me and I just see the things that’s going on. These issues need to be addressed—school shootings, bullying.”
Jo Jax is currently in the studio working on his latest album. The title is still a work in progress, but the artist promises that the album will be unlike any of his previous songs. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, JoJax grew up in a small town called Waterloo, Iowa. He first started performing at a young age at his mother’s church. “Being a minority in Iowa was kind of hard. It was hard for opportunities to come along. A lot of kids shoot, kill each other. There, you’re either going to swim or drown,” stated JoJax. “I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Yo, I didn’t even know there were black people in Iowa.’ What is not so funny is that some of the black people don’t have any hope.” For a period of time, JoJax also became “lost.” His father used and abused drugs and was in and out of his life. It wasn’t long before JoJax began a journey on the same path until he had a life decision to make. With little money in his pocket, that’s when JoJax made the move to Los Angeles for a fresh, new start on life. At 26-years-old, he started attending LA Recording School where he learned how to become an engineer in the recording industry. “I ended up looking for an internship and got one at The Boom Boom Room studio,” stated JoJax. “They reached out to me. I went there for an interview. I just worked hard, paid my dues. All the artists that would come in, I’d watch how they did things. I was just learning big time, and it changed my life. If I had stayed in Iowa, I would have been shot dead or I would have been in prison.”
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Artist: JOJAX Song Title: She Workin Genre: Rap, Hip Hop
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