just chris2London based 19 year old rapper/producer Just Chris, shares his newest track ‘Upton O’Good’.

Can you tell us 5 things we should know about you and music?

. I make music because I’m trying to help people, you might not see it or understand right now but hopefully you’ll see soon.
. It takes me a fricking long time to record because of technical difficulties.
. I write most of my stuff between 2am – 4am because idk it’s quiet and stuff also it helps me to reflect on my sad life.
. I believe I’m the luckiest unlucky guy in the world.
. I’m married to melody but I’m still the best, man. (get it? hahaha).

How did you start and when?

I started writing when I was 16. I was going through a sad time and I was just frustrated with life and music was like an escape for me. I wrote of a lot of “I’m so sad” songs but they never got recorded. First song I ever released was a cover of “Otis” by Jay Z & Kanye.

Can you introduce your new track ‘Upton O’Good’?

It’s a song I did 2 days ago. I just heard the beat and I started rapping. Some girl said I was a “cute n word with a smart mouth” so decided to start off the verse with that as like an indirect shoutout lol. It’s just a song that let’s me show off my skill a little bit. 2 reasons why it’s called Upton O’Good is 1. I really wanna visit Ireland one day & 2. because it’s a song basically sneak dissing a few people without them even knowing lol

Could you briefly describe the music-making process?

When I get sent beats, I usually go off feeling. So what the beat tells me to write I pen it down. then when that’s done plug in my usb mic which takes at least 2hours coz the wires broken. I have to turn off everything that makes noise in my house. Then I start recording. I’m not too good with mixing or mastering so I just try to clean it up to the best of my ability so forgive me for poor quality recordings pls lol.

Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

Wretch 32, J.Cole, Drake, Jose Mujica, Sampha, Ghandi, Kanye West, Battle Rappers (Conceited, DNA, Loaded Lux, Arsonal & B.Magic) & Lastly just random people I come across in life tbh.

Who would you most like to collaborate with in the industry?

Lykke Li, Delilah (may happen sooner than u think..), Sampha, Wretch 32, Drake, Kanye West, J.Cole, Koreless, Jacques Greene, James Blake & Noah Shebib.

What’s coming next for you?

I’m working on a mixtape entitled ‘Poor & Poetic’ so my songs that are on soundcloud right now are basically throwaways from this process. I got a couple songs I’m finishing up that have a bit more depth to it than ‘Upton O’Good’. Also the full version to ‘Jungle Hearts’ is coming real soooooooooooooon. A lot of people have been waiting for that one. A lot of collabs also with quite a few established artists so please do look out for that because I’m working really hard lol.


By Fabrizio Belluschi ©FAMEMAGAZINE.co.uk