Friday Nights @ JAC (Sponsored by Council Member I. Daneek Miller) has transitioned seamlessly to our online platforms as artists have managed to turn their homes into makeshift venues. Tonight, we are excited to present another Queens artist to our audience. J La Sol is a performing artist who found his voice through the power of poetry and music. With his diverse sound, he is just as likely to be heard performing in the subway, as a museum or a school. He's used his talents to inspire and share his story with people all across NY and different parts of the country. We're happy to add JCAL to that list. Meet today's performer, J La Sol below.
1. How would you describe your style and approach as an artist?
I'd describe my style as a soulful and eclectic approach towards the power of words, music, and communication.
2. What do you hope people take away from your performance?
I hope people walk away feeling invigorated. I hope they feel inspired. I hope they see the arts are also an essential business, and I hope they can understand this kid from Queens with big dreams.
3. How did you first get into poetry and rap? What inspired you?
Being able to express myself was the inspiration. I was always a quiet kid who kept to himself, so writing eventually became my outlet. It evolved into poetry, then spoken word performances, and ultimately music, specifically hip-hop. For me music became the epitome of my art of expression and the bridge from my world to yours. With that said, I hope to motivate people to live their lives by being true to themselves.