Give us your bio, Who are your top 5 influences,When are your new projects coming out?What helped you get into music? What is one thing you would tell your fans?What are your biggest goals for 2016?
Jaq Lion is an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. Originally a self-taught vocalist, Jaq went on to study voice in Germany, Oregon, Washington state, and Hawaii. He began writing poetry at a young age, and has grown into a full fledged lyricist and recording artist. His vocals have been featured on a national commercial for The Voice as well as the Natalie Portman film “Jane Got a Gun” as well as for the band High Sunday, which he co-founded with Ike Williams and Nick Fazekas before joining Genocide Entertainment
Top 5 influences: Lauryn Hill Usher Beyoncé Musiq Soulchild Mike Love (Dubkonscious)
New projects: Genocide’s new album is coming out this summer, and my debut solo EP drops this fall. You can keep up with new releases at as well as Playing trombone of all things is what got me into music. I took band class in middle school and the teacher thought it was the perfect instrument for me. While I mostly hated playing it, I found a very deep love and appreciation for jazz music through the horn, and always carry that with me.
I would tell my fans thank you from the bottom of my heart, and that it’s better to be prolific than perfect. No matter what your passion is, focus more on giving it your all and doing it as often as you can. Never give up on your dream, and sacrifice everything to get it. I guess that was more than one thing.
My biggest goals for 2016 have been writing, recording and releasing my debut solo EP and contributing to Genocide’s album. One of my biggest goals that I am working toward is being cast on Fox’s Empire. And for the record, I was going by Jaq Lion for quite some time before the show came out.