HCM. How did you come by your stage name?
JPTRJMZ. The Idea for my name came to me in a dream. My original name was Supris (soo-pris) when I was with another group. After that group disbanded, I wanted to reinvent myself; the name came to me in a dream. Plus, its part of my horoscope so it fits. We (The label) decided to make it more unique by removing the vowels. I love it. JPTRJMZ.
HCM. When did you discover your love for music and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
JPTRJMZ. 1996 was when I realized I wanted to rap. My cousin played an album for me from the group “Da Pharcyde” – Labcabincalifornia. JDilla’s production and their lyrics made me want to rap. Other than that, artists like Common, Mos Def, Talib Kwelli, Nas, Elzhi, Canibus, Redman, Andre3000 as well as others inspired me as well.
HCM. On your current/upcoming album… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
JPTRJMZ. The concept was a group effort. My partners at the label and I sat down and strategically designed a format of how we wanted to release music. I just happened to have the right music at the right time. The concept for the upcoming tracks is to put Tello Music Group on the map.
HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
JPTRJMZ. The Greatest challenge is being a father/husband while still attempting to pursue your dreams. My greatest attribute is my optimism, determination, and creativity under pressure.
HCM. What are your plans for the near future?
JPTRJMZ. Put out more important music and grow The label (Tello Music Group).
HCM. Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
JPTRJMZ. Shout out to Tello Music Group, Humphrey Gomez, Jamarius and the team at Focused Records, Diggy Diamond Productions, Savvi Productions, David Breed, My wife and daughters, Nehemiah, JR, Chandler Broom, all the individuals who love and rocked out with me for this long, and myself for “sticking to the plan.”
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