24: Introduce yourself to everyone that may not be familiar already with who you are.
I’m J-Norrell. Local artist out of Miami. Been on the grind for awhile. A lot of people know me and for for those who don’t know me, hopefully you’ll get to know me real soon.
24: Briefly describe who were some of the artists that influenced you?
Honestly, I’ve been influenced by all music. A lot of R&B, a lot of rap, a lot of everything. I just like music. I like live sound so just music alone, instruments and all that.
24: What makes J-Norrell unique as an artist and different from other rappers coming out of Miami?
A lot of variety. I’m on an upper-level then a lot of different guys because I record my own music, I write my own music, I engineer my own music. A lot of thing I bring to the table right now, a lot of guys out there aren’t bringing that to the table. For me, this is something that’s real, something I’ve always dreamed of doing and always wanted so it is just what it is. My work ethic is crazy. I do five songs on a six hour block. Recording, mixing, everything. In one day literally I can have an album done. I‘m really different from a lot of guys that’s out there right now.
24: Are you happy with the feedback you’ve been getting from the music you’ve released so far? Do you think the response for The Pull Out will surpass that?
Yea most definitely. When I dropped that New Age Hustle, I got it into a lot of people’s hands and got a great response from that and I know for a fact, The Pull Out will be a shocker and a surprise to a lot of people. I definitely know that it’s going to do well as soon as it hits the streets.
24: What are you currently working on?
A project that’s already done and in the streets is a mixtape I put out called “The New Age Hustle”. Probably be able to find that anywhere. If you can’t find it anywhere you can definitely get it online at Jnorrell.com and right now I’m working on my latest one, its called ”The Pull Out” and I’m dropping that December 1st. That’s currently what I’m working on.
24: Is there a single we should look out for?
I actually have two singles off The Pull Out. One for the streets and one for the club. One is called “Money Right” and the other one is called “Satellite”. I’ma hit ‘em in the head wit this one. It’s a real big track produced by my boy DJ Mixx so you definitely wanna be on the lookout for “Satellite”.
24: How do you feel about the current state of hip hop in general?
Well… it’s a business. In my honest opinion, it is what it is man. You got a lot of guys that’s on the way but hey, there’s not a hatin’ bone in my body. If they there, they got there for some type of reason so it is what it is. Congratulations to em’, I salute em’ but as from where I’m coming from, you just gotta see what it really is. Of course I’m gonna set the tone for what I’m bringin’ to the table so when people actually get to hear it, listen to it, understand it, etc. It’s definitely going to be something that sticks around, the name is definitely going to be something that’s ringing and it’s going to keep people asking and talking about it.
24: How would the fans go about contacting you?
Follow @Jnorrellmusic on Twitter
24: Thank you for providing 24hourhiphop.com with this exclusive interview, do you have any last words for your present and future fans?
Be on the lookout me. Its ya boy J-Norrell. I don’t want to say I’m next, I just feel like the time is now so with that being said, The Pull Out coming soon, December 1st. Anything else, get at ya boy.