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Check out this week’s gem Nate G & JUUGHOU$E JAY and continue to light 1-5 stars for future submissions so they can separate themselves as highly coveted contraband!
Artist: Nate G x JUUGHOU$E JAY
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Tell us who you are…
Nate G… The Bathing Ape Fanatic, Evisu Junkie. From The Flats Southeast Portland.
Lazy trapper turned rapper .
Came up from the struggle.
Just tryna put on for my daughter.
Finish this sentence: “When people hear me, they’re probably going to think of…”
Hittin licks, sippin drank and gettin lit !
What sparked your inspiration for a music career?
I always messed around with music a lot in high school and would get solid feedback from classmates than just being fortunate enough to have friends that brought me around the scene, I soaked up game from cats I’d run into and decided to take it serious and get in the studio.
My family is full of artists and musicians. My dad was a rapper and I always liked to write rhymes when I was a kid so it was kinda bound to happen.
What are some goals you have set for yourself?
I wanna headline my own tour at some point and put out a small line of apparel, really just be my own boss.
My main goal is to keep making music that people can relate to, and go on tour
What crew do you roll with?
#FelonyFlats w/ J Plath also roll with #CNSR w/ iLL Chris & Mogli
I’m the owner/CEO of JUUGHOU$E Records. I have 7 artists under JUUGHOU$E including my rap duo “YAT”, which is LO.$ and myself. I’m also closely affiliated with the CNSR League and RUDE
Who are your go to producers?
YT808, Dirty Vanz & Roderigo Banks
My main producer, BryceTMP, was recently incarcerated but most of my early work was produced and recorded by him. The producers I’ve been working with lately are Vander , JAKE$AND, and Anvil
What other special talents can you throw down?
I used to be pretty solid at skateboarding back in the day and can speak a little bit of Mandarin Chinese that I still remember from elementary school
Special talents…. Im pretty nice on a skateboard
What separates you from the rest?
My authenticity everything I speak about in my music is something I experienced or plan on doing.
What separates me from the rest is that I say whats on my mind at all times no matter if it hurts your feelings or not. I just keep everything 100 and I play my role.
Finishing up my debut mixtape “G Season” also gonna go hit the road w/ iLL Chris for a couple of the DOMT (Death Of My Teenage) Tour dates featuring Robb Banks, Da$h, Wifisfuneral, Warhol & Slump God.
My next move is finishing up this JUUGHOU$E mixtape. And get started on my ep
3 definitive tracks or favorites right now:
Gravel by iLL Chris feat. RudeAssMogli & Me
Play With A Sack feat J Plath
Magic (prod. by BryceTMP)
Still Sippin interlude [Chopped&Slowed] (prod. by Xrayded_)
Thumbn’ Band$ ft. LO.$ (prod. by OG ABI)