My special guest feature today is with the one and only Johniepee. Johniepee is a lyrical technician with strong, rhythmical roots in boom bap. I have had the pleasure of playing on the same bill as JP on a number of occasions and I’ve gotta say the guy is an absolute legend. One of the nicest guys you will ever meet, Johniepee is also a lyrical monster and crusher of mics. Big ups my bro.
I would describe Johniepee’s style as laid back boom bap with smooth lyrical prowess. The type of stuff you can have on in the background when entertaining guests or cranked right up when it’s time to get loose.
One of the nicest guys in Aussie Hip Hop, I had the pleasure of speaking with him recently about his journey through music. Enjoy!
Thanks for coming on bro! How long have you been making music?
Did you grow up with music in your home?
I certainly did. My mum was always playing bands like the commodores, earth wind and fire, the doobie brothers, little river band, genesis, Phil Collins and heaps more.
My whole family is pretty musical so family jams were always on the cards.
Who are you listening to these days?
Currently, a lot of: Mick Jenkins, Saba, Isaiah Rashad, J.Cole, JID, Bas, Earthgang, 6lack.
Loving the new J.Cole album. What does music give you?
Motivation, inspiration, resilience, hope.
What do you write about?
Anything and everything. But usually all based on something I’ve gone through, positive, negative, relationship stuff, money dramas, issues with people, hating a boss, loving life, hating life.
There’s so much to be inspired by. Most of the best songs in the world come from a super simple concept.
What’s next for you?
I’m currently going through the final edits and mixing process of my second album which is due for release later in the year. I’m also planning a national tour to follow, covid willing. Heaps coming!
Awesome. Funniest moments in music?
Big ups Johniepee for taking the time to share some insight into your life and journey through music. Johnie is one of those dudes you meet and automatically like. Every time I see him he is positive and smiling, The fact that he spits dope fire bars is just a bonus. Can’t wait to hear the new material!
You can find Johniepee on all major streaming platforms and of course YouTube.
As always thanks for rocking with ya boi Prim!