Hoodlum: You Measure Power In Enemies.
J.V. real name Javon Mays is an American rapper, singer, song writer who was born on March 4 1988, and raised in North St. Louis. Coming up in an environment that is known for many acts of violence, he used music as a way of escape. Unlike many other artists, J.V. sought to diversify himself from what was expected by trying to better define himself not as a rapper or singer, but as an artist. This would allow his music to stand out. Determined to succeed with the help of his outstanding management team and label (Elevated Thought Entertainment), J.V. hopes to fulfill his dream of gaining true artist recognition, reading his acceptance speech, and walking away with the title GRAMMY AWARD WINNING.
What inspires you to make music & how did you start?
My inspiration comes from all I see I paint the world and my environment and I started writing when I was 11 it was from hearing Twista.
What do you bring different to music today?
What I bring different to music is creativity quality consistency and substance you don't get all that in music today.
What's your current project?
My current project is my debut album Hoodlum out now on all streaming sites and getting ready to release video for second single "Hustla".
Who are some of your music influences?
My influences: Twista, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Notorious BIG, 2Pac, LL Cool J, Ludacris, Jeezy and I could go on.
Where do you see yourself in the next few years to come?
In the next few years well I hope to have some platinum plaques and a few #1 albums.