Jaron Grant, better known as Zigg Theartist, is a multi-talented hip-hop artist from Philadelphia, PA . We are sharing our recent interview with him.
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your music career.
Zigg Theartist : I’ve been doing music since a young kid, I never really took it seriously but everyone around me knew I had a gift. I was so focused on sports and going to the NFL I never really sat back until a couple of years ago and realized this was my calling. I’ve performed in multiple countries, that’s when it really really hit me that this is what i was supposed to do. I’m talking sold out shows, thousands and thousands of streams, people singing my songs… it’s a great feeling, and I’m excited to continue the journey
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Zigg Theartist : Far as artist, my favorite rapper and influencer is Lil Wayne. Bars, versatility, swagger etc.. It’s s couple of artist though, but I would say he’s my top . Then you got Ye, and surprisingly.. Neyo . Just song writing and creativity alone .. everything matters to me as a whole when it comes to being a artist
Twist Online : Tell us about your recently released album “Juice and Condoms” ?
Zigg Theartist : This is my favorite project BY FAR! I worked so hard on this it’s not even funny, From making the beats and writing the songs and recording and engineering, and mastering, it takes a lot of work.. There were a lot of late nights and early mornings. I’m talking day after day, in the studio, then recording at my home studio, stuff like that. Setting up the release party, reaching out to artist, making the right fit etc. everything was planned out and for the first time i took my time on a project .. I’ve been working on this since October . All in all this is a very special project to me
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Zigg Theartist : So far so good, everybody has given me nothing but great reviews. Everyone is saying that the song “Ain’t Easy” is their favorite, I’ve been getting that a lot . Everyone is posting and sharing it which is always dope, and I’m happy that people can relate to the music . That’s all I can ask for .
Twist Online : Any particular track from the album that’s your favorite?
Zigg Theartist : Yea my favorite song on the album is “Girl You Got Your Ways” that’s featuring my brother Son Of the 215. This my favorite song because that thing SMOOOTH! When I made the beat, I’m like Yea this one has to have a different vibe, different direction but at the same time catch the listener .. The entire production is awesome and that’s what makes is my favorite.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, Working in studios or performing on stage?
Zigg Theartist : Performing on stage by far. I always tell people performing is my favorite thing to do as an artist. It’s like I turn into someone else. My confidence goes through the ROOF! Like when I’m on stage in front of hundreds of people, can’t nobody tell me nothing.
Twist Online : What’s the best part of being a music producer?
Zigg Theartist : The best part is the creation. Being able to put the sounds together and before you know it, you got something fire on your hands. Also is the reaction that you get when someone else is around and listening to a beat with you.. once you see their face scrunch up .. you know it’s a slap
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
Zigg Theartist : Not at the moment, I’m going to play the back scenes with writing and making beats for other artist. I’m going to let this Album marinate and promote and make some visuals for each song