J Vessel– I’m in Christian hip hop? I don’t know why people ask me how I got ‘into the music industry’ and I don’t have an answer for them. Literally all I do is make music in my bedroom and God has used it to bless a few people and my “endz”.
tBK- How are you changing the culture for God?
J Vessel– Good question. Not sure. My hope is for the culture to have a balanced voice and people like Lecrae and Guvna B are trailblazers for such things.
tBK- Who are u listening to that we should be listening too?
– There is some great hope filled gospel inspired music coming out of the U.K. at the moment. Hope Dealers, Becca Folkes
to name a couple, are on my playlist.
tBK- What do you hope people will get out of your music?
J Vessel– When I turn on the TV all I see is hurt people hurting other people. Our world is broken. I hope my music can provide insight into the hope I’ve found in God that doesn’t make life perfect but worth it.
tBK- Who influenced you the most in music and in life?
J Vessel– My Dad is a Christian DJ, so growing up I always had UK gospel CDs on in the car; that’s the music I grew up on. I only got introduced to mainstream music in high school. I feel like I inherited my Dad’s love for music and nack for sounds. He’s just my all round role model for life.
tBK- Who would you like to work with in the future?
– Baby dub, Warren Campbell is one of my favourite producers/songwriters of all time. His work with Mary Mary on songs like “Walking
” are to live for. So yeah, I’d love to work with him, if not I’d definitely settle for sitting in on one of his studio sessions.
tBK- How hard is it to separate business and your ministry?
J Vessel– Not very. As I’m only 19, my Dad and other confidants have been handling the business side of it all which frees me up to focus on the ministry side and creating tunes in my bedroom.
tBK- On your longest day and hardest battle what scripture do you find strength in?
– Romans 8:18
– I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.