Writing his first song at the adolescent age of 10 years old, Jason “J-Stringzz” Spence has been creating music for more than a decade now. Picking up the acoustic early on proved that he was not only an esteemed lyricist and steadily improving vocalist, but also a solid guitarist. He is more than just your average artist. He is well rounded musically, and with the three combined, has brought a whole new genre of music to the industry.
IAA: What is your music background?
J- STRINGZZ: I have been writing songs since I was 10 years old. I also have been playing the acoustic guitar for a little over 8 years. I’ve been doing music my whole life. I know I was born to do this!
IAA: What inspired you to do music?
J-STRINGZZ: God is my inspiration.
IAA: What are your songs about?
J-STRINGZZ: My songs are about love, breaking up, life’s struggles, and survival. I write music that most people can relate to because they have shared the same experiences.
IAA: Do you write your own music?
J-STRINGZZ: Yes, I do write my own music. I also produce and play instruments. I play the guitar, which is my first love along with the keys, drums, and the bass
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
J-STRINGZZ: Tupac is first on my list, alongside John Mayer, Bob Marley, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Notorius B.I.G., Nas, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, I try to listen to a variety of different artists. I’m not really influenced by any of the new artists. I am strongly influenced by some of the late greats.
IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
J-STRINGZZ: My music is very uplifting and inspirational. It is feel good music.
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artist?
J-STRINGZZ: I am not afraid to be myself. So many artists are trying to fit into the norm, not knowing, there isn’t a norm. We are all made to be different, so you should never try to be like anybody else. Be yourself, cause nobody can do you, like you can do yourself. I also stand out because I play the acoustic and will spit 16 over all guitar.
IAA: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
J-STRINGZZ: I am currently finishing up my 2nd mixtape, “Musically Inclined Vol. 2” The follow up to the local smash hit, “Musically Inclined Vol. 1” Which is currently available on Itunes) Vol. 2 is set to be released Summer 2012. After that I will be working on my acoustic project, “ No Stringzz Attached” which is set to be released Fall 2012. I have a lot in the works for this upcoming year
IAA: What are your career goals, where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?
J-STRINGZZ: 10 years from now, I see myself as an established songwriter in the music industry. I want to have platinum plaques under my belt for writing for my own projects and writing for others.
IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
J-STRINGZZ: You can reach me, buy my music, or listen at the following places.
or you can tweet me @stringwrk