Indy Spotlight: J Bank$

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Explain who you are for those who don’t know

I am J Bank$, an artist from North Carolina. A lyricist & a creative.

How did you come up with your name?

I actually used to go by J Moore because my last name is Moore but I always thought that was too plain so I was brainstorming to come up with a name that would catch attention and me and a dude I had gym with came up with J Bank$ while think about Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and that just stuck.

Where are you from?

Originally, I’m from Wilson, North Carolina. But at a young age I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina.

Whats it like growing up where your from?

Growing up where I’m from is bittersweet. It’s cool in the sense of we can throw a lit party & there’s some big names that in some point in time come across us & I’ve got family here. But bitter because a lot of people in the city do the same thing and are good at it. So it’s difficult to standout and gain a following. And since a lot of people are trying to stand out that can cause conflict. But aside from that it’s cool but I plan on moving to NY in the next year or two.

How did you get into music?

I’d been into music since a young age. I used to just play around with it with my cousins but when I realized I was actually good at it, I took it serious and started writing. I took up the trumpet in middle school & I think that’s what factors into the soul element of my music. And for about a year now I’ve actually been recording and releasing music.

What makes you different than other artists?

I just have a different kind of style. My beat selection, lyrics, and topics. Sure, there are other artist that have similar qualities but I’ve developed mine from every aspect of life. My mom raised me listening to a lot of gospel and my dad rocks with a lot of old school & my sisters listening to R&B. So growing up and hearing all of that you can definitely see where I got my flow.

What are you currently working on?

Currently, I am working on constantly releasing more music to build my profile. I plan on releasing another project in the next 3-5 months since I recently released my first EP, ‘Laws Of Power’ hosted by Dj Kam Bennett & I’m also trying to do more shows and start traveling.

Anything you would like to say? 

Keep God first. I appreciate all my supporters. Keep rocking with me cause there is a lot more in store and it’s about to take off. #BANK$SZN

Follow on Twitter: @jayxmoore

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