We had a chance to chat with Jinzx, a Juggalo rapper from GA.
Hailing from Gwinnett County GA, Jinzx is a 27-year-old independent emcee, best known for his appearance on Trigger Warning with Killer Mike, alongside T Pain and a viral Xxxtentacion remake of King Of The Dead, titled Leave Me Alone. He was the winner of UGH 66 and he’s released two albums, The Basket Case EP & A Skitzos Legacy EP. Formal member of Wickid Tendency Records, he’s collaborated with Scum, Lex The Hex Master, Hopsin, Mars, Playboy The Beast, Grewsum, Insane LOC, Sleep Lyrical & Mr. Grey of Gorilla Voltage.
When did you begin writing lyrics?
What inspired you to make music?
Marshal Mathers Lp!
Can you break down your creative process?
Honestly it just kind of comes to me… I spend a lot of time studying rhymes and patterns… I love words and I’m either being dope or real… Sometimes I just express myself.
Do you produce your beats?
I either lease them or have them custom made. I have amazing producers.
If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
Eminem, Tech N9ne or Korn! Even ICP (Even though I’m mad at them for shitting on the culture and signing wack artists)
Were you raised with, or around, any musicians, poets, or artists in general?
My mom wrote Horror books.
What inspires you?
Me! And I’m fascinated with the Satanic Bible. I also play a lot of video games and love lyrical shit.
What do you value more, creativity, or perfect execution?
Definitely creating. It’s like solving a puzzle and passes more time… I like working with words and exercising my mind.
To this date, what do you believe is the best song you have released?
I think Verbal Arts Of A Madman cause the creative process was genuinely a fun experience.
How has your music evolved since you first began?
I think my best traits are lyricism and flow!
What do you need to work on most musically?
My voice, I hate my voice.
Do you collaborate with others, if so can you describe the process?
Yeah, if they don’t frustrate me… I’m quick to stop working with people if they get on my nerves.
What was the biggest problem that you had to overcome?
My life is a tragic soap opera lol… Making “peace” with the voices in my head.
Which do you prefer more, Creating or Performing?
What are you working on right now?
I’m trying to make another album but the process is slow… Last year I wrote like 3 mixtapes and 2 albums but never released any of it or bothered to record it… I recycled some of it and put the rest away. I dropped one album last year but it was just a bunch of shit from 2018 and it just took me that long to take it to the booth.
What is one experience in life that, without it, you wouldn’t be the artist you are today?
From 13-14 I claimed to be a “rapper” but didn’t know how to spit anything other than my favorite songs by my favorite artists… I got into a rap battle with some kid and he destroyed me… I declared myself as wack and fixed it.
What’s an average day like for you?
Cleaning, writing, and gaming.
What are your non-musical goals?
To stay healthy and happy.
Want more Jinzx?
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