Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States
Hello there. My name is Josh. Yes, this is in first person, not third. Well, it’s probably because my father always told me that he could hire people to do his job, but it just wouldn’t be as good unless he did it himself. I’m not trying to be unprofessional, but I am trying to connect with and help you to better understand who I am, what I do, and what I value. The only way I can do that is to interact with you on all the playing fields. I’ve felt that way about every field of music as well: beats, lyrics, guitar, drums, piano, engineering, marketing, interacting, designing, booking, and organizing; all of these activities since the fall of 2008.
Of course, I’ve had some help along the way, especially with learning how to do all of these activities. I’m studying music business in New Orleans right now to help me further my career in music; education is certainly helping me achieve my dream.
My dream is to travel the world and inspire people; whether it is inspiring through my music, my business sense, or just what I value. What started in Atlanta, GA as writing rap lyrics over acoustic guitar to ask girls to prom has now evolved into an electronica/indie/hip-hop project in New Orleans, LA, where I realized that hip-hop was my calling at the birth of 2010 – plus, I don’t think I can sing that well.
Since then, my music has reached some parts of the world, thanks to the Internet, including, but not limited to Canada, France, the UK, Indonesia, the Philippines, India, Kenya, Ghana, Egypt, Argentina, Chile, and Czech Republic, so I’m already working towards my dream. My videos of electronica remixes and originals, which receive about 4,000 views a week online, helped greatly. I’ve also noticed that two, distinct groups of people are fond of my music: gamers and anime fans. Of course, my music is not limited to these two groups, but I analyzed as to why a large percentage of them are.
It’s my lyrics. I enjoy writing about ninjas, superheroes, robots, and time travel. My music is another alternate reality for people. Aside from fiction, I also touch base with reality from time to time. I think my lyrics about abortion, religion, loneliness, adrenaline, nostalgia, sex and the psychological and philosophical notions that come with those subjects appeal to the underground hip-hop aficionados. Nothing’s more important than the lyricism in underground hip-hop.
Notably, hip-hop isn’t the main influence for my music. I enjoy music in phases of my age. Age 4 to 8: classic rock and pop. Age 9 to 12: mainstream hip-hop and pop. Age 13 to 16: 90’s rock and metal. Age 17 to 18: jazz and classical. Age 19 to present: indie rock, hip-hop, and electronica. You can hear it all in what I compose and write.
So what makes me better than other rappers? I have time. I have the time to answer your questions, fulfill your requests, reply to your comments, and most of all, to thank you. Thank you for taking the time to listen to me. I appreciate it.
Anyway, enough about me. Go download my album, Maniac Devices, at http://nonelikejoshua.com and at any price you’d like and let me know what you think of it. Feel free to remix it too and send it to me so I can show people how talented you are. Hopefully, I’ll get to see you in your part of the world soon. Until then…
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