Jean Grae sits to talk shop about everything from beat jackers and dealing with guys to life growing up in NYC in the latest episode of The Champs podcast. She discusses growing up in The Chelsea Hotel and attending super hippie art schools before sort of attending college and eventually branching off to do her own thing as a beatmaker, MC and DJ. Jean Grae breaks down her reasons for avoiding battle rap and touches on her parents’ relationship, her relationships with each of them and how that manifests in her music. She delves into her feelings about rap and drops the names of a few rappers on her list of faves before talking about her prolific approach to producing creative projects and surviving in the industry. On the topic of beat jackers, Jean Grae promises to trachea chop one particular plagiarist. Check the track below to listen to the entire chat. Get more from Jean Grae via jeangrae.com. Stay tuned for more from The Champs.
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