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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2018
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"Artist Spotlight: JONES Does Not Hold Back for a Second on What He is Capable of"

There are some artists that when you listen to their music, you can’t help but feel an adrenaline rush in your body that lasts as soon as the song ends. The Chattanooga based Hip-Hop artist does just that in his music, especially in his release “Fired Up,” JONES is not afraid to give you that exciting rush in your body. Keeping creative as well, JONES takes conventional ideas and then puts his unconventional spin to it. To provide you with a fresh but familiar feeling to it, an example of this would be in his release “Fired Up” how JONES takes that classic snare roll idea that typically gets used and then has a guitar do it instead - it’s pretty cool.

On the flip side, JONES is someone who is genuine and down to earth in his music, speaking on heavy topics such as self-confidence and depression, JONES shares his own personal stories to the world in hopes of helping someone get through the next day. - Buzz-Music


"Tennessee Rapper Brad Jones Drops New Music"

The hip-hop industry has been busy in 2019 with tons of great new rappers releasing music. Whether it is the likes of 21 Savage and Travis Scott and up and coming rappers who are more motivated than ever, the industry continues to bring in top new talent. Our TapSongz Team recently came across Brad Jones, an outstanding rising hip-hop artist out of Chattanooga, Tennessee and had a chance to do a deeper dive on his music.

One thing we noticed early on is that Jones can do it all, being a singer, songwriter, producer, and rapper. Jones is making strides in 2019 in preparation for his full album to be released October 18. Thus far Brad has dropped his first two singles on the project, both of which our TapSongz Team loved. "Fired Up" was the first single and the name is the perfect fit for Jones' rap style. The rapping goes hard on top of awesome production. It reminded us of early Eminem with smooth rhymes and creative lyrics, all at an extremely fast pace.

Our TapSongz Team also loved "The Crown", Jones' second single from the album. The track starts off with a slow steady beat that builds up and allows for Brad to spit fire over the beat. His rapping is on point throughout the entire track, rapping fluently and flawlessly for over three minutes. We loved the way Jones was able to clearly articulate each word throughout the track and keeps the listener engaged.

We can't wait for Jones to drop his full album and see great potential in the Tennessee rapper's future. Be sure to support Brad by giving his music a listen on SoundCloud. The album is available for pre-order on iTunes. Toss Jones a follow on Twitter to stay up to date with his upcoming releases and plans for 2020 as big things are ahead for the hip-hop artist. Here at TapSongz we thank you for reading this feature article as we continue finding tomorrow's greatest music today! - TapSongz, Eric Rustad


"JONES Breaks Down His Latest release; “Fired Up”"

Welcome to BuzzMuisc JONES! We were certainly motivated by your recent hip hop single “Fired Up.” Can you elaborate on the message behind this song?
“Fired Up,” invokes a desire and passion to succeed in music, and specifically hip hop. This song is my way of saying, “Hey I’ve been grinding for a long time, this is my passion, and I feel like I deserve my place in hip hop”. I want my bars to be able to stand up with the best of them. This song is about taking all the times I’ve been looked over, ignored, or not taken seriously, and using that as motivation to keep writing, keep picking up the mic, and getting better at what I do. I think feelings of rejection or being told “you’re not good enough” is something we all can relate to, no matter what passion in life we might be pursuing. In all honesty, being told no, or that I can’t do something is the best motivation for me to work harder and succeed. That’s what fires me up (pun intended.. that was corny and I don’t care haha…)

You told us that you had to overcome many adversities growing up. Can you elaborate on how these affected you as a person, and as an artist?
Growing up I had a really difficult time with anxiety, depression, feelings of insecurity, and self-worth. I dealt with bullying for a lot of my childhood as well. My step-dad was somebody who came into my life during my teen years that really started to teach me lessons in life that I’d never been taught before. He helped me to start feeling confident and even encouraged me to pursue music. However, I was at home with him when he passed away from a massive heart attack the day before my high school graduation. This was an event in life that, honestly, really broke me and caused me to really shut down and close myself off. This leads me down a road towards a struggle with alcohol that lasted for many years.

This is one of the reasons I wrote a song called “Family Drama”.I decided to take different struggles like Guilt, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, and Regret and personify them as if they were members of my family. The truth is these things kind of are because they stay with us for so long in our lives. So I thought “what if we had a family counseling session? What would I say to them?” So the first half of the song is me talking to these issues about how I’ve dealt with them over the years. The entire second half of the song is devoted to Addiction. I think a lot of times in life we just cope with our struggles and feelings in the wrong way. The most powerful line in the song for me is when Addiction says, “I never promised to make your life better I just told you I’d make everyone go away”. Sure, drugs or alcohol or whatever your vice is, might make you stop feeling guilty, depressed, anxious, or sad for a while, but oftentimes the end result of addiction is isolation from everyone in our lives because it has such power over us. I want my message with this song, and really with this album, to tell anyone in a dark place in their lives that it can and will get better. I want to be a living breathing example of somebody who truly hit rock bottom, but was able to pick myself back up and come out okay on the other side. My biggest mistake was not talking about the turmoil going on inside of me and asking for help. I thought that was weak. I thought I’d be judged. I thought people would turn their backs on me. The day I finally admitted to myself that I needed to change was the start of a whole new life for me.

My biggest mistake was not talking about the turmoil going on inside of me and asking for help. I thought that was weak. I thought I’d be judged. I thought people would turn their backs on me. The day I finally admitted to myself that I needed to change was the start of a whole new life for me.

When I say all of this, and when I rap about it in my music, it’s not for sympathy. It’s to make a connection with everyone who is feeling the same way or has been through the same circumstances, and as a result, give them hope that things will get better.

You originally created music under the name Brad Jones, where you had 80,000 streams on Spotify, and have recently switched to JONES. Why did you choose to make this change and what does it mean to you, and your style as a hip hop artist?
I changed my artist name to JONES for a few reasons. The first is that I thought changing it to JONES would help me to reach a wider audience. Turns out there are a lot of white dudes named Brad Jones making music. The second reason is that I felt like I was growing as an artist and discovering new truths about myself that I had not confronted yet. I spent years struggling with my own personal demons. Now that I have been able to conquer many of those I started to ask myself, “who am I now? How have those personal battles changed me as a man?” I felt like it was time to rediscover myself and who I want to be as an artist. So I changed the name, not just as a rebrand on myself as an artist, but as sort of a rebrand on who I am and who I want to be.

So far it’s really paying off. On Spotify the music has crossed 150,000 streams and is on the way to 200k. I can’t express how thankful I am to every single person who listens to my music, interacts with me on social media, shares my songs with their friends and family, and talks to me at shows. My fans make this all worth it. Without them, none of this would be possible. I am forever grateful for them.

You hold a great responsibility being a voice for those suffering from anxiety, depression, addiction, and insecurity. What are your main goals as an artist regarding these very real issues that many people experience?
I want my music to reach a wider audience of all ages and backgrounds. I want kids to be able to listen to my music. I want families to be able to play my songs in the car and not have to worry about censoring it. I wanted to be an example that you don’t have to cuss in hip hop to make good music or to talk about heavy subject matter. In my lyrics I rap about poverty, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and addiction. I’ve found in my own experience that these issues started at a young age for me and as I got older I tried to cope with them in unhealthy ways. I feel like making what people might consider to be “clean” records makes my music more accessible to anyone who is struggling and needs to hear that they aren’t alone in feeling this way. I want them to hear my story and how I have been able (through a ton of mistakes) to overcome these challenges in life through the support of my closest friends and family, my faith, and to let them know that they can too.

That’s the message I want anybody who hears my music to take away. We all have a story. We all struggle. But we can choose to be a victim of our circumstances, or we can choose to go after our dreams and make something of ourselves if we are willing to work for it. I’ll be the first one to tell you I’m not perfect by any means, but I hope I can give some hope to those who need it. That’s why I wrote a song called “The Ones”. I call my fanbase The OnesArmy because I make music for the ones like me. By that, I mean anyone who is struggling to get by day to day and feels like they are in a dark place with no way out. You can make it I promise…I still struggle, I won’t lie, but I feel like my purpose is to use music to unite all of us who feel this way and give us a sense of family. We can lean on each other. We can do this together. - Buzz-Music


"Jones – Waves"

Exciting new single, ‘Waves’ released by Jones

JONES is a hip hop artist, singer, songwriter and producer from Chattanooga, TN. What you see is what you get. Just like the lyrics in his song “I’ll Do Me”, he lives by the mantra “You do you and I’ll do me”. He is a real artist who pours intense passion into every song he writes, delivers spit-fire lyrics on the mic and believes in leaving no-less than everything on the stage. And this is exactly what he has done every time over the years as he takes the stage at festivals, clubs, churches and venues to prove exactly why he belongs in this industry.

Ever since he played his first note at age 9, he fell in love with music and discovered he could use it to escape the pain in his life. It was an escape from the real world. He could escape the bullies. Escape his fears and anxieties. Escape the hungry nights. Escape the struggle. Growing up poor might have been discouraging to some, but this sparked the fire inside he needed to grind till his music was heard and he proved himself on the mic. He learned early, if you have a dream then go and get it.

Everybody has a story and he unapologetically shares his. From childhood struggle, emotional scars to faith and battling and addiction, no stone is left unturned as he uses all of this as his fuel to keep grinding and pursuing his passion. If there is one theme that carries through all of his music it’s that no matter how far you’ve fallen or how lost you may feel, don’t give up. There’s hope waiting for you on the other side. So keep putting one foot in front of the other and you’ll get to where you’re going. - Artistrack


"Chart Topping Hip Hop New Artists"

Brad Jones single "Fired Up" is featured on Reverb Nation's Chart Topping New Hip Hop Artist List - ReverbNation


"Brad Jones Reaches #4 on Chattanooga Hip Hop Charts"

We are number 4 on the ReverbNation Hip Hop charts for Chattanooga, TN. - ReverbNation


"Reaction- Brad Jones-Don't Sleep on Him"

Brad Jones Single "Fired Up" featured on ArtofKickz 200k subscriber YouTube Channel. - ArtOfKickz YouTube Channel


"The Southern Sounding"

Interview: Chattanooga rapper and lyricist Brad Jones opens up about his debut album, “Where I’m Going,” his thoughts on the modern rap scene and personal struggles

NOVEMBER 04, 2019 BY WILLIAM PLANK IN FEATURES

Chattanooga rapper and lyricist Brad Jones lives by the mantra “You do you and I’ll do me.” No truer words could be said about Jones. His debut album, “Where I’m Going,” exemplifies personal passion and individuality. To Jones, hip hop is an escape — an escape from not only the struggles of life but from the modern hip hop scene.

Jones is featured on ReverbNation’s chart topping new hip hop artists playlist and will be performing at the Coast2Coast Live! Artist showcase in Atlanta on January 19th.


What were your musical influences growing up?

I have listened to all genres of music my entire life. I listen to some of everything, but growing up some of my biggest inspiration and influences were Eminem, Dre, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Biggie and so many more amazing lyricists. I also listened (and still listen to) Lecrae, TobyMac, Pigeon John. For me, Eminem was probably my greatest influence in terms of hip hop. He was the first one that I personally heard who wasn’t afraid to just spit raw and unfiltered lyrics. I really respected that and still do to this day.

Any favorite artists today?

Currently, I’m a big fan of NF. Dude is amazing. If you haven’t heard his music go check it out. The passion and raw nature of his lyrics is top notch.

What is your opinion of rap in the modern day?

In my opinion, I’d really like to see the true lyricists on top again. This is just me talking, but I am not a fan of this new wave of mumble rap that’s so big now. It’s just not for me. I actually talk about that on my song “Frustrated”. I guess that would be a good way to describe my feelings about it, frustrated. I consider myself a lyricist and I have nothing but the highest respect for the artists who are also. There’s nothing like sitting down, picking up the pen and really constructing, deconstructing, and then reconstructing the lines you write and being able to write about a wide variety of subject matter. I think that’s the mark of a true artist.

What makes you different than all the other rap out there?

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Tough question. For me I just want to give hope to the broken and struggling people of the world. I want to use my own life and the things I’ve been through as a tool to help anybody else feeling the same know that they aren’t alone and that we’re in this together. We all have a story and stories are meant to be told. So own yours and tell it.

It feels like you have been sitting on “Where I’m Going” for some time, what have been your major challenges in releasing the album?

If you look at it literally, I started writing it in February and finished it in September. I write, record and mix all my own stuff so that can get pretty time consuming. However, I feel like this album represents a lifetime of experiences and challenges that I’ve been through that have inspired the content. One of the bigger challenges I faced was having to relive some of the more difficult moments in my life that served as the inspiration to the songs you hear on the record.

We know you are the lyricist — did you also compose all beats?

While I do create and record over my own beats, I was very fortunate to work with some amazing producers on this project. They are all listed on the album info. You should definitely go check them out!

If you had to pick a favorite song on your album, which would it be and why?

Ready for the cliché? That’s a hard question to answer. I pour my soul into these songs so they all mean a lot to me. I’ll split it up this way. The two most fun songs for me to record were “Fired Up” and “The Crown.” I love having the chance to rap quick and spit bars. I want my bars to be able to stand up with the best of them. The most difficult song mean to was “Family Drama.” The concept of the song is that I’m in a group counseling session and I’m talking to different issues/struggles I’ve experienced as if they were members of my Family. If you think about it, we all carry baggage around with us. So I thought, what if we could actually look that in the face and tell it exactly how we feel. So it was an emotionally draining song, but at the same time very therapeutic.

There is no vulgarity in the album; what is the drive behind that?

There are a few reasons why I made the decision not to curse or talk about themes of money, drugs and women you hear in the large majority of today’s hip hop. The first reason is that I wanted to be authentic to myself. I don’t place value on those types of things or lifestyle. I’m much more focused on my family, friends, faith and trying to convey a message of hope in my music. At the end of the day material things aren’t going to show up at our funeral. I feel like sometimes cussing is sort of a crutch and artists can rely on it too much. The second reason is I wanted my music to reach a wider audience of all ages and backgrounds. I want kids to be able to listen to my music. I want families to be able to play my songs in the car and not have to worry about censoring it. I have two daughters as well, and I wanted to be an example to them that you don’t have to cuss in hip hop to make good music. The final reason ties in with the second reason. I talk about some pretty heavy subject matter in my lyrics like poverty, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and addiction. I’ve found in my own experience that these issues started at a young age for me and as I got older I tried to cope with them in unhealthy ways. I feel like making “clean” records makes my music more accessible to these kids who are struggling who need to hear that they aren’t alone in feeling this way. I want them to hear my story and how I have been able (through a ton of mistakes) to overcome these challenges in life and that they can to. That’s the message I want anybody who hears my music to take away. We all have a story. We all struggle. But we can choose to be a victim of our circumstances, or we can choose to go after our dreams and make something of ourselves if we are willing to work for it. I’ll be the first one to tell you I’m not perfect by any means, but I hope I can give some hope to those who need it.

Where there any tracks you wanted to release on the album, but had to cut?

Oh for sure! The final album has 12 songs on it, but I wrote 20. They didn’t make the album because I thought they weren’t good enough, but because as the album started to come together I saw a common theme developing. So for this album I wanted to put out songs that told a story. This is who I am, this is where I come from, and this is where I’m going. Thus the album title, “Where I’m Going.” I’m going to release them on my next project, which I’m already writing.

Where can people listen to the album?

The album is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Deezer, Pandora, Soundcloud and Tidal. You can also find me on my YouTube channel, BradJonesMusic or my website www.BradJonesRap.com. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Your first single, “Fired Up,” invokes a desire and passion for success. Was it always the plan to release the track as the first single?

As artists I think sometimes we have those rare moments where inspiration just hits you out of nowhere. That’s how Fired Up happened. I was listening to the beat and started quietly singing to myself, “I’m fired up…get get get fired up”. I had to stop and immediately record that on my phone. After that the lyrics just started coming. I think the whole song was written in less than a day. That song was my way of saying, “Hey I’ve been grinding for a long time, but I’m here now and I deserve my place in hip hop”.

Arguably my favorite song on the album has become “Go Away”. Can you share some background into the meaning of the song?

I love “Go Away” too. I wanted that song to show vulnerability. I think a lot of times, with guys especially, we hold things inside and don’t communicate our insecurities or fears with anyone because we think that will make us look weak. So we hold our feelings inside and just hope they go away. But reality doesn’t always work that way in my opinion. I think being able to talk openly and honestly about our emotional and mental state is a brave and empowering thing to do. It’s when we hold everything in and don’t speak up that we risk turning to unhealthy ways of coping like alcohol, drugs or other destructive behaviors that can turn into addictions. It’s not weak to feel. We all do.

“Family Drama” is raw. I commend you on being so open. You give a voice to addiction and its power over us. How did the song come about?

Like I said before the concept of the song is that I decided to take different struggles like Guilt, Depression, Anxiety, Anger and Regret and personify them as if they were members of my family. The truth is these things kind of are because they stay with us for so long in our lives. So I thought “what if we had a family counseling session? What would I say to them?” So the first half of the song is me talking to these issues about how I’ve dealt with them over the years. The entire second half of the song is devoted to Addiction. I think a lot of times in life we just cope with our struggles and feelings in the wrong way. The most powerful line in the song for me is when Addiction says, “I never promised to make your life better I just told you I’d make everyone go away”. Sure, drugs or alcohol or whatever your vice is, might make you stop feeling guilty, depressed, anxious or sad for a while, but often times the end result of addiction is isolation from everyone in our lives because it has such power over us. I want my message with this song, and really with this album, to tell anyone in a dark place in their lives that it can and will get better. I want to be a living breathing example of somebody who truly hit rock bottom, but was able to pick myself back up and come out okay on the other side. My biggest mistake was not talking about the turmoil going on inside of me and asking for help. I thought that was weak. I thought I’d be judged. I thought people would turn their back on me. The day I finally admitted to myself that I needed to change was the start of a whole new life for me. - William Plank


"Indie Artist SpotLight: Get to Know Tennessee Rapper, Brad Jones"

Brad Jones is a hip hop artist, singer, songwriter and producer from Chattanooga, TN. What you see is what you get. Just like the lyrics in his song “I’ll Do Me”, he lives by the mantra “You do you and I’ll do me”. He is a real artist who pours intense passion into every song he writes, delivers spit-fire lyrics on the mic and believes in leaving no-less than everything on the stage. And this is exactly what he has done every time over the years as he takes the stage at festivals, clubs, churches and venues across the Southeast US to prove exactly why he belongs in this industry.


Ever since he played his first note at age 9, he fell in love with music and discovered he could use it to escape the pain in his life. It was an escape from the real world. He could escape the bullies. Escape his fears and anxieties. Escape the hungry nights. Escape the struggle. Growing up poor might have been discouraging to some, but this sparked the fire inside he needed to grind till his music was heard and he proved himself on the mic. He learned early, if you have a dream then go and get it.



Everybody has a story and he unapologetically shares his. From childhood struggle, emotional scars to faith and battling and addiction, no stone is left unturned as he uses all of this as his fuel to keep grinding and pursuing his passion. If there is one theme that carries through all of his music it’s that no matter how far you’ve fallen or how lost you may feel, don’t give up. There’s hope waiting for you on the other side. So keep putting one foot in front of the other and you’ll get to where you’re going.

His album “Where I’m Going” is out now on all digital platforms and stores. Physical albums can be purchased through contacting www.BradJonesRap.com.

New Single “Waiting” just dropped December 6th and a new single called “MMML (My Music, My Life) is dropping December 20th. Stream “Where I’m Going” below on Spotify and all streaming outlets!



Stay in touch with Brad Jones on his social media outlets etc below!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brad_jones_music/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BradJon82054504
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bradjonesrap
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRFdPMAcZLZMicCpECDqB0w
Brad Jones Rap Website: https://bradjonesrap.com/home
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3pONWcdcje6YiWnzTULBst?si=4e0SJZGyTIuo4ckLAkCDpA
Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1482251787
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1482251787?ls=1&app=itunes - DJ Smoke


"Brad Jones Wins Coast2Coast Showcase. Moves on to Finals in Miami!"

After placing in Top 5 Artists at the Coast2Coast Live! Artist Showcase, Brad Jones now moves on to Miami to compete in the Semi-Finals for the Coast2Coast World Championship. 

Watch a Clip of his performance Here: https://youtu.be/KpF3BSO7KS8 - Coast2Coast


Discography

Where I'm Going- Full Album:
Fired Up
The Crown
I'll Do Me
What I Want
Frustrated
Waiting
Arrival
Go Away
Family Drama
Lessons
Medicine
Departure

THE ONES EP:

Identity
Crisis

Champion

Fire Away

Way Out

Look At Me

Waves

The Ones

Not You

Vulnerable 
Fired Up (Remix)

Singles and Features

MMML

Maybe
Diamond Love

Social Mania 

Sins

Here 2 Stay

Games

Ghidorrah

Photos

Bio

JONES is a hip hop artist, singer, songwriter and producer from Chattanooga, TN. His debut album “Where I’m Going” is available for sale, streaming, and digital download across all platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, TIDAL, AmazonMusic, GooglePlay, YouTube and more and has over 1,000,000 streams of his music on Spotify and an average of 80,000 monthly listeners.

What you see is what you get. Just like the lyrics in his song “I’ll Do Me”, he lives by the mantra “You do you and I’ll do me”. He is a real artist who pours intense passion into every song he writes, delivers spit-fire lyrics on the mic and believes in leaving no-less than everything on the stage. And this is exactly what he has done every time over the years as he takes the stage at festivals, clubs, churches and venues to prove exactly why he belongs in this industry.

Ever since he played his first note at age 9, he fell in love with music and discovered he could use it to escape the pain in his life. It was an escape from the real world. He could escape the bullies. Escape his fears and anxieties. Escape the hungry nights. Escape the struggle. Growing up poor might have been discouraging to some, but this sparked the fire inside he needed to grind till his music was heard and he proved himself on the mic. He learned early, if you have a dream then go and get it.

Everybody has a story and he unapologetically shares his. From childhood struggle, emotional scars to faith and battling and addiction, no stone is left unturned as he uses all of this as his fuel to keep grinding and pursuing his passion. If there is one theme that carries through all of his music it’s that no matter how far you’ve fallen or how lost you may feel, don’t give up. There’s hope waiting for you on the other side.  So keep putting one foot in front of the other and you’ll get to where you’re going.

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