New York is a breeding ground for fashion, endless murals, and musical influences such as the Notorious B.I.G., NAS, Mos Def, 50 Cent, Method Man, Big Pun, and Jay-Z. But that isn’t the only reason why I love to travel to the East so much. Not only is this California girl, raised out of the San Francisco Bay Area, addicted to the amazing graffiti art, bodegas, and Spanish food in Brooklyn, I find myself driven to find the dopest independent artists from the grounds of one of my favorite Burroughs.
Located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn is the Marcy Houses “Marcy Projects” where rapper and entrepreneur, Jay-Z spent his early years, along with known rapper, Memphis Bleek, who released his debut album “Coming of Age” over 20 years ago. Furthermore, in the Marcy, the undeniable talent doesn’t just end there; while it continues to produce more up and coming musicians of all generations.
Born in Humacao, Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, now living in Brooklyn — Spanish Rapper and Founder of Latin Squad Music, JUNI B la pesadilla found his passion in music at the young age of 10, is determined to make big waves in the Latin music industry.
The fluidity in his flow, his versatile style, in addition to his chaotic vocalization, certainly sets a strong parameter to his content. JUNI B’s energy will, without a doubt, hit you with that high degree of musically inclined heat — track after track and music video after music video.
Inspired by known international artists such as Tempo, Mexicano, and Daddy Yankee, JUNI B took his extraordinary talent to another level by displaying his music on YouTube, Instagram, and on digital platforms — releasing the singles: “Bad Girl”, “Josiador” (My favorite), and “Trabaja & Moltea”.
“What makes me different from other artists? I write different…”JUNI B la Pesadilla
Being that we live a 5 1/2 hour flight away from each other, along with a 3 hour time difference, I woke up early on a Saturday morning to initiate a short interview with JUNI B.
CRYS: How would you describe the type of music you create?
JB: Organic and strong
CRYS: What makes your music different from the others?
JB: I write different.
CRYS: Where was the farthest venue you’ve ever performed?
JB: In a small club in Queens. I was like the fill in tho.
CRYS: If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be?
JB: If I can collabo, I would like to do a song with Mikey Wood.
CRYS: What was your favorite era in music?
JB: Jay-Z in 96 because he came from the bottom and now look, we from the same hood lol.
CRYS: What else do you do besides making music?
JB: I’m a father, was working two jobs, now I do one, just trying to make it for my kids so they can have a better life.
CRYS: If you can change anything in the music industry, what would it be?
JB: The jealousy, so everyone can eat together because in Union is where the power is.
CRYS: Can you tell me a little more about Latin Squad music?
JB: Well, LSM came from my partner Big G in Florida. We link up organically, started making music together, til this day we still working together putting that name up High Latin Squad Music.
CRYS: Do you have any shows coming up?
JB: No, looking forward
Although he doesn’t have any upcoming shows on schedule at the moment, he is currently working on releasing his debut album. In the meantime, you can download his singles on all digital platforms and watch his music videos on YouTube.
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Broaden your mind to a whole new genre because JUNI B la pesadilla is DEFINITELY an artist you should watch out for in 2020! Period.