What’s up everybody, my name is Josh Breaux. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas; Throw your H’s up. I got into Hip Hop when I was a kid when I first heard my cousin Eric bumping 2Pac, years later I would start getting myself into other artists such as Kanye West, Common, Mos Def, Eminem, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, The Fugees, etc. At the age of 18 I knew hip hop was something I wanted to take seriously, just because of the love that I had for the genre, and for the life experiences that I endured as a kid growing up. Growing up I realized that anything you want to be in life, you got to make it happen, by getting off your ass and working for it, my pops taught me that an early age. I realized hip hop was calling my name, but I honestly never thought that I would be working to make it as an artist, I always loved music and writing but never thought anything like this was possible. I stopped dreaming and started working for it.
What is your background? tell us where you grew up and some information about your upbringing/experiences as a youth:
- I’m from Houston, Texas, H-Tine hol’ it dine, I’m from more of the city parts, my come up is a little bit different, when I was around 5 years old my parents had split, I mostly lived with my pops out here in H Town, my pops, little brother is what I knew, we were poor growing up, pops was working all the time to make ends meet, my little brother and I would see our mom every so often, but when we would see her we would go stay with familia on the South Side, H-Town projects and stay with familia out there, I’ve seen both sides of the tracks like the rest of us have, I also grew up somewhat on the South Side of Corpus Christi, Texas visiting familia a lot and spending almost every Christmas there, life growing up for me was more of experiencing a lot of things but learning from everything. I thank God for everything.
At what moment did you know that music was part of your life and what feelings did you have towards making an active impact with your music?
- At the age of 17, I started freestyling with my friends after school when we would smoke, I had a knack for it but didn’t know until I tried it, when I turned 18 I knew hip hop was something I wanted to get myself into, and just about 9 months ago I dropped my debut EP “Nights Like This” and had gotten positive reviews on it, that’s when I realized this is something I want to do for the rest of my life.
What artists inspired/influences you and if you could collaborate with any artist (alive or passed) who would it be and why?
- I got inspired by Wiz Khalifa to start freestyling, but when it came to making projects, The Fugees album “The Score” had made me want to start creating dope tracks. To be honest, I’ve never really thought about that, I just want to make dope music, get everybody rapping and singing along to my shit.
What do you think about the current state of hip hop/mainstream music?
- I mean what do you say about it now? People have been saying Hip Hop is dead for years, but I feel like when you give more of your ear to the artists that aren’t really in the mainstream you will find quality music and you may also find your favorite rapper. So to me, I feel like Hip Hop isn’t going to die out especially when you have a great amount of creative artists that care about this culture.
Currently, what projects do you have in the works that you are most excited about?
- I’m currently working on a new mixtape that I’ve had in the works for about a year now, and I’m very excited about it just cause the production on this mixtape exceeds past my first EP’s production, but the production on “Nights Like This” was also great. This mixtape over all is just going to be something new for me, and I know my listeners will love the follow up to “Nights Like This”. Very soon I’m going to be dropping new songs that have nothing to do with the mixtape, but just songs I like to drop.
What are your short term career goals within the next 6-10 months?
- Short term career goals for me are to finish up this mixtape and start displaying it out to the masses, and to also drop new music.
What are your long term career goals within the next 2-5 years?
- Long term career goals for me are to have out a catalog of music, about three fire mixtapes under my belt, and to be working on my debut album in the next two years that I’ve had in the back of my mind for years now, my long term goal is to be living the dream that every artist has and that’s to be making music and touring.
If you had one song out of the catalogue you have created to show a person what song would it be and why?
- As of now, I would say my song Relate would be a great song that I would show someone just because the meaning of the song is about how we all relate to one another and the struggles of life that we all face as human beings, another great song would be NLT cause it tells a story about a relationship and everybody’s been there, the hook to NLT is great and there is a part 2 on the way.
To the person who had never heard of you what is it about your music and story that you would tell them to entice them to be a supporter?
- I think the fact that I have the ability to write a song about how I feel or just anything generally of that idea would entice them cause people relate to the music I make and I feel like once they hear me, I got them hooked, I make music for the soul and for people to rage too, especially with this new mixtape I’m currently working on.
If your music could be described in five words what would those five words be?
- Lyrical, Flows, Story telling, Good music, Rage
What do you bring to the game that is unique and different?
- I feel like my attitude towards everything is unique, I’ve been on that “fuck it type attitude” lately and I’m not looking back now, I feel like I’m bringing what every other great artists has brought, creativity. My new music will speak for itself
To the aspiring artist who is considering a career as a musician what lessons or advice would you give them to inspire them or to uplift them in the journey?
- The advice I would give new cats is believe in yourself first of all, if you don’t believe in yourself who else will? Be yourself, work your ass off if you want to make this happen, because no one else will make it happen for you.
What are your social media profiles and where can people purchase/download your music?
- You can find me on Instagram @ Josh_J_Breaux, Twitter @ AdventureBreaux, You can view my music on soundcloud, just type in Josh_J_Breaux, my music is free and I don’t charge people, very soon it will be on youtube.
What are your final words you would like to say to people that you have left out?
- To the people I left out, I love you guys, thanks for all the support and pushing me to not give up on my dream. Y’all know who y’all are, shouts out to Whiteboy D, Chris & Adrian for believing in the dream since Day 1, shout out to my manager Halvey for seeing the vision, shout out to my brothers for believing in me, and shout out to my family, I love you guys