Jonny Mazerati, born Jonathan J. Ginns, grew up in Los Angeles, CA and broke into the music scene the summer of 2011 by signing his first major record deal and beginning work with mix-tapes. After spending a few years exploring his musical talents as part of a group, Mazerati ultimately decided to venture out on his own to pursue a solo career in rap. Mazerati blends smooth, spacey, sometimes even poppy beats with extreme lyricism and a poetic flow. By remaining true to his self, he stands out from other young rappers. With a growing fan base, Mazerati is set to make a name for himself.
IAA: What city and state are you from?
JONNY MAZERATI: Los Angeles, CA.
IAA: What is your music background?
JONNY MAZERATI: My musical background comes from listening to all kinds of 80’s music as a child. I grew up in Los Angeles battle rapping, and as a teenager I was a part of a hip hop group. I have been in the studio for about 7 years creating and writing my new music.
IAA: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
JONNY MAZERATI: Because I want to give music fans everywhere something new, something to be excited about, and because I have a love for music.
IAA: What are your songs about?
JONNY MAZERATI: My songs are about things that go on in my life, things that I see on a regular basis, and as things seem to change my music evolves with it. My songs are pretty much journals of my journey. It’s like an autobiography. I make music about love and life, and my songs are meant to give advice and inspire.
IAA: Who is your fan base directed towards?
JONNY MAZERATI: I make music for everybody.
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
JONNY MAZERATI: Michael Jackson, Tupac, Jay-Z, and Lil’ Wayne.
IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
JONNY MAZERATI: I would describe it as fresh and new. It’s a nice blend of hip hop, pop, and rock. A little futuristic and spacey with just enough of an 80’s feel.
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artists?
JONNY MAZERATI: Everybody’s artwork is different. My art is completely different though. My voice and the way I say things are different. I am not scared to try different things with my music. I am a broad thinker. I might want to start with a bridge, then a chorus, and end with a verse. I take full control of my songs to make it sound like a Jonny Mazerati track
IAA: What are some upcoming projects you are working on?
JONNY MAZERATI: Right now I am working on a mix-tape and a radio single. Fans can expect to hear both this month. My commercial album with TMG will be in stores early 2013.
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
JONNY MAZERATI: My main goal is to be a platinum selling artist, and in ten years I see myself still involved in music, still making records, and running my own record label.
IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?