Born and Raised in the town of Danville, Virginia, JLUKE and VEZ struggled through the hardships of southern living. JLUKE experienced the hard life of living on a farm in the country-side with his mother. Without a father figure, JLUKE worked hard just to make ends meet from farming to factory jobs. Later in life, he used his work experience and work ethic to land a job at Good Year Tire and Rubber company.
Trying to live a dream, JLUKE started his music career with his colleague, VEZ who grew up in the low economic area of the city where he had to fight through thick and thin to support his mother. After an exhaustive search of looking for employment, he met back up with his long time basketball partner JLUKE where the two banded together to change music for the better. Telling about their life stories in a clean family friendly way by bringing country music and rap music together. This Is how The Kuntry Boyz came together, now the two tour the east coast performance their hit songs about life in Southern Virginia. The two are becoming a hit with fresh lyrics and sensational messages, focused on living out their dreams.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
THE KUNTRY BOYZ: Danville, Virginia
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
THE KUNTRY BOYZ: We both grew up around music and loving music. VEZ started rapping and making music as a passion of his at a young age. It was when JLUKE brought the idea of bringing his world from the country and mixing it with Vez world from the streets,tht we were able to bring a new true meaning to country rap.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
THE KUNTRY BOYZ: Our songs are about true life experiences from mud bogging, to the struggles of growing up in hard times, to just everyday life. We keep our music fun positive and for everyone to love and be able to listen to.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your favorite song to perform?
THE KUNTRY BOYZ: Kuntry Love (Featuring Ricco Barrino), It’s so fun to perform because of the great beat and vibe it gives off. If you love to dance, drink beer, have a good time then this is the song that gets the crowd moving.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What has surprised you the most in the purist of a career in music?
THE KUNTRY BOYZ: The amount of fans and the love that we have gotten in every city that we go to. We never dreamed that we would make it this far and to hear someone say we changed their life or made their day by listening to our music is a blessing.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
THE KUNTRY BOYZ: Kevin Gates, Eminem, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean just to name a few.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
THE KUNTRY BOYZ: It’s something that you never heard before. You get some many different blends of genres when you listen to our music. It’s something that’s for everyone, not just for people who just like rap or who just like country.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artist?
THE KUNTRY BOYZ: There is no one like us we are 100 percent real we don’t tell lies in our music and act like someone we are not. You get real life stories and we go out and find our fans and chill with them instead of them paying to come take a picture with us or see us for a few seconds we like to hang out with our fans and party no matter if its 5 at a show or 5,000 without them their is no The Kuntry Boyz.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What would you like to see changed in today’s music industry?
THE KUNTRY BOYZ: The way that labels don’t let artist make music with other artist that are independent, and some of the walls we face because of color .
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?
THE KUNTRY BOYZ: Right now we are finishing up our 2nd album titled Round 2 which comes out June 7th and will have Huston Texas rapper Mike Jones on it and R&B artist Mario Smith on it.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
THE KUNTRY BOYZ: To walk into Walmart or any place that sells cds and see our album on the selves, plus to tour ever state and go over seas. In 10 years i can see us on world tours and #1 selling album at ever music award show their is.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can fans access your music and contact you?
THE KUNTRY BOYZ: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reverbnation, Youtube, Spotify, soundcloud, Itunes, Amazon, Google Play, CMT Artist, And Bands In Town search The Kuntry Boyz. Booking Is TheKuntryBoyzBooking@gmail.com
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