Exclusive interview with Hip-Hop singer Jahpeto that appeared on Gosh!Radio Feb 4th, 2012
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Gosh!Radio) 2012/2/4 – “My music is ear-catching, authentically written, and delivered for those who are seeking a message, and those who are seeking an escape,” says Hip-Hop artist Jahpeto. “My music can be described as the echoed voice of every middle to lower class person in this world that’s trying to improve their situation. At the same time, my music is an aid to help one cope with the frustrations, and relish in the success of life’s journey.”
Jappeto’s Musical Message
“I come from the middle of the classless, humbled, stay-in-your-place point of view,” says Jahpeto. “But at the same time, hustlers, and pimps, drug dealers, and trendsetters had a hand in raising me after I left home. So, I take what this world refuses to give me. I am to live at the edge of my own existence, in suspense, held not by that of the string, but by that untrained hands of the next to come, by the hands of my own daughter. I have not yet died because I owe them more. I owe them a better example.”
“I speak nothing more than both sides of the street and the pulpit,” says Jahpeto. “I’ve been a wolf roaming through the back alleyways just to get a glimpse of how real my existence is, and will be. I rap about limbo, being in suspense, or, existing in a bit of a purgatory. A generation can be built and immortalized by how effective their voice is. History is made through speech. Stories preserve culture. My message is simply the voice of a culture that has no place, so in essence, we are sojourners who will make their place.” Jahpeto writes all his lyrics.
Albums and Distribution
Jahpeto’s next album is called No Strings. He is signed with Winogradsky/Sobel Music Licensing Company. His music is available in the USA and Japan.
Performances and History
Jahpeto has performed on college campuses across Southern California and in venues throughout L.A. “My latest collaborations have been with upcoming producers like J. Pounds, Bei-Ru, and Mod, great songwriters like Rob Rettberg on the theme song for MTV Canada’s hit show Cocktails, artists and songwriters such as, Ndure, Patrick Antonian, Verse and RnB sensation Aaron Davis, David Williams of Lizzy Williams and Melrose Mastering.
- www.facebook.com/jahpeto (lists upcoming shows)
About Meet the Music
The show premiered in June of 2011. The 1-hour weekly music talk show Meet the Music is hosted by Gabrielle Pantera who interviews bands, singers, musicians, composers, songwriters, and music executives. Show co-hosts vary. Sound engineer David Williams. Producer Robin Rowe. Executive Producer Gabrielle Pantera. The show broadcasts live from Melrose Music Studios at Raleigh Studios Hollywood. Raleigh Studios is a historic studio lot where TV shows such as Castle, Closer and Private Practice are currently in production.