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(HEAT EXCLUSIVE) JAY JONES: Read This Only if You Kool Enough (Part 2)

When we left off in Part 1 of our exclusive interview with Jay Jones, he was talking about his successful mixtape release party back in December. He had lots more to say and here is the rest of The Heat‘s interview with him:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: How has working with such legends as Mista Meana and Kango Slimm been?

JAY JONES: I’m really honored because if you look at all of their track records, it’s major. They have done so much in and out of New Orleans. I’m lucky to even be in the presence of such great artists like them. That’s what motivates me to make good music because that’s all I’m surrounded by. Even though music is our job, working wit them is always a fun time because that’s something we all love to do and I love the fact that if something don’t sound right and you should change it, they would tell you and not just let you put music out any kind of way. I never trip when they criticize my music because I know they only want the best for me and I like to know what everybody think about my music. Working with them is really a honor.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Where do you see New Orleans rap heading in the next few years?

JAY JONES: If everybody can get on the right page and stop being out for self, New Orleans rap can make some moves. Cause if you think about it, not one local rapper down here is getting money with their music – not even myself – but a lot of that is about to change. The year 2012 is my year with the music. I’m a real artist that’s not just boxed in one category. I can touch on all types of subjects and different types of music. They have a couple good artists down here such as myself, SmashBrothers, The Rap Pack, Dangafield, and a couple more people, but in all honesty, in the next few years, I see New Orleans Rap shooting to the top!

The legendary J-Dawg, father of Jay Jones


THE HEAT MAGAZINE: I have two singles I’m releasing – one featuring Kango Slimm called “One Hundred” and another one for New Orleans featuring S-80 called “Got It Goin On”. The video for “One Hundred” just dropped and will be placed on Worldstar and a lot of other sites. But just be on the lookout for me everywhere. I’m featured on a lot of people upcoming projects and I’m constantly working and releasing songs on Twitter. You can follow me @JayJ0nes on twitter (the “O” is an Zero) but like I said, 2012 is my year so you can expect to see and hear me everywhere.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What other local artists do you look forward to working with?

JAY JONES: The only local artist I really wanna work wit right now is Na’tee. I dnt even know if I can still consider her as a local artist (Laughs), but she the coldest female I ever heard spit, so hopefully we can link up on my next project and knock something out. That would be a nice collab for me. But at da same time, I’m willing to work with anybody that creates quality music and want to collab, so if you wanna work, jus holla and we can make it happen.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: If you could work with any artists from anywhere else in the country, who would that be?

JAY JONES: First it would be Rick Ross and the whole MMG crew. To me, nobody eating like those dudes right now. Everybody dropping projects, doing shows and getting money, so that’s always good. Then the other artist would be Drake. To say dude only been in the game for about three years, he doing things sum artists that been in the game probably would neva accomplish!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Be on the lookout for features on more of the HITZ International artists and make sure to check out Jay Jones’ mixtape. Here’s a post The Heat previously put up following the release of “Only If You Kool Enough”: https://theheatmag.com/jay-jones-highly-anticipated-mixtape-only-if-you-kool-enough-just-released/. Also, make sure to check out Part 1 of this interview. Jay Jones is headed for the limelight, so be on the lookout! Click here for Part 1 of Jay Jones’ interview:

TRACKLISTING FOR “ONLY IF YOU KOOL ENOUGH”

1. Jay Jones – Intro

2. Jay Jones – SayMyName

3. Jay Jones – HomeTown

4. Jay Jones – Bars

5. Jay Jones – LightYouUp FT. JayDaMenace

6. Jay Jones – Turbulence FT. Mr Meana

7. Jay Jones – GotItGoinOn FT. S-80

8. Jay jones – On One JayJones

9. Jay Jones – Paper FT. EGMG Show, Chedda,Dangafield

10. Jay Jones – Helllo

11. Jay Jones – DoDaMost

12. Jay Jones – Grateful FT. Sty

13. Jay Jones – ItAintOver FT. BlackMenace

14. Jay Jones – BlackMan FT. Mr Meana

15. Jay Jones – BetterOnMyOwn FT. Sty

16. Jay Jones – ShowMe

17. Jay Jones – KoolEnough

18. Jay Jones – BonusTrack: OneHundred FT. Kango

Arlene Culpepper, Asst. Editor-in-Chief
Arlene Culpepper, Asst. Editor-in-Chiefhttp://www.mikodreamz.com
Vice-President & Asst. Editor-in-Chief of The Heat Magazine, Arlene is a Louisiana native, Certified Paralegal, Publicist, Owner of MIKODreamz PR, co-owner of 504Diffusion, writer, producer, and jack of all trades, who is heavily involved in her community as well as serving as Media Advisor for New Orleans Union for Entertainment (NOUE), Member of the NOLA Music Awards from 2012-present & Member of the Press Club of New Orleans. Her work is published across the web. Her PR work has been highly recognized & awarded. She was/is publicist for the late great BTY YoungN, 0017th and more. She is also working on her first novel & aspires to turn it into a film & is currently writing the authorized biography of the legendary Pimp C of UGK. She can be reached via email at Arlene@theheatmag.com. Follow her on Twitter - @CategorySeven & Instagram - @hurricanearlene.
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