With a Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, and old Lupe Fiasco, vibe, "Money" is a song that will be playing in your head even after you turn it off. The beat does not have too much bass and is perfect to be able to hear every rhyme and lyric that Najii covers on it. The lyrics are something that everyone can relate to since the song does go deep into the scheme of how money controls most things in our world. It's no wonder that "Money" was featured on DeluxeMagazine!
With 848 followers on SoundCloud, and his songs hitting up to twelve-thousand plays, Najii Person is an artist you need to discover. Not only is this rapper from Saint Louis, Missouri an excellent lyricist, he also produces most of his own music. At the moment he is his own manager, booking agent, stylist, and art director all in one. There are not many artist who can say that they are their own management team and still be able to produce such amazing content. Najii just wants to be able to rise to the top and change lives through his music on that journey. He is focused, driven, and wants to show the world what he can bring to the table.
You will not be disappointed, check him out!
Interview with Najii Person:
What’s the story or inspiration behind this song?
I had just finished reading the Gucci mane book and was feeling really inspired to make something that would catch peoples ears just like Gucci did. I had to talk about what was current with me. I had just lost my job and the main source of income. Money was on my mind. Then I began to break the concept down in my mind and think about all the things with humanity money is attached to.
For those that are new to your music, what is something you want them to know about you?
I want people to know that I lay it all on the line when I’m on the beat. I talk about real life things because it’s how I release what I’m dealing with. I hold back nothing I say things that make me uncomfortable because I have to let it go. Rap is how I do it.
If someone wanted to reach out to help and support you and spread your music. What is the biggest thing you need and what could someone to help you with that?
MONEY is what I need. Naw all jokes aside depending on what platform they have access to the biggest thing someone could do is share it with that platform and get people hip on what I’ve been doing musically. Money would help as well because I’m a studio rat so that pretty much keeps me broke but at the same time keeps me happy. Any of those two.
What advice would you give to a musician or songwriter just getting started in their career?
Have skin like Colossus from x-men. Take chances. It’s okay to fail. Create constantly. Focus. Protect your energy. Protect your sound.
What’s your definition of making it?
When you’re able to give back on a high level. Being able to share unreachable resources to the gifted on the come up.
Article by Alex Martin