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Back with a new single "24", we discover rising rapper JBee's musical firsts.
He might be only 20, but JBee has his sights on the stars. After a viral hit in 2021, the rapper is back with new single and visuals for “24’s”, a track setting some big intentions for his future.
The last few years have seen some big changes for JBee. He might’ve only been in the game for a year, but he’s built a following of over three million monthly listeners, combined with a massive TikTok following. With his mum as his manager, the rapper has played at Wireless as well as alongside A1 & J1, with Reading & Leeds fest on the horizon.
Always a positive role model, JBee’s lyrics are all about motivation and being a good influence. He’s already donated money to where his siblings go to school, and his aim is to give back to his family and community. Alongside these good vibes, his brand of lo-fi, melodic drill is striking a chord, and JBee is definitely an artist to watch.
We asked JBee all about his musical firsts, from his first song to the first time he felt starstruck. Keep reading to find out!
When I was in secondary school and I made my first song, all my friends were showing me love and telling me to keep going.
First gig I ever attended was Central Cee’s show in Shepherd’s Bush.
First instrument I owned was a guitar.
First time you felt like giving up?
There have been a few times I’ve wanted to give up, but I remember before I dropped the “4am” freestyle I said to myself that if it didn’t pick up – I’d stop doing music completely. Luckily enough it did.
I’m still gradually taking in how far I’ve come so the time me and my mum met Dave in VIP at Wireless was a time my music career felt real to me.
First time you ticked off a bucked list goal?
I’d say making my mum proud by pursuing something I enjoy, which is music.