J’Ki L’Sonne Carmichael – AuthenticPOSTED ON:
Jul 13 2017
HHO: Introduce yourself to the fans
J’Ki L’Sonne Carmichael: What’s going on everybody, my name is J’Ki L’Sonne Carmichael
HHO: How did your artist name come about?
J’Ki L’Sonne Carmichael: My artist name came about basically as soon as I started writing music. I knew I wanted something original and authentic so I just went with my middle name.
HHO: Where are you from?
J’Ki L’Sonne Carmichael: I was actually born on Fort Stewart in Georgia (Big Army base a lot of people I know are stationed there) I was raised for a while in Norfolk Virginia where my mother was stationed at the time next to Virginia Beach, then I spent most of my life growing up in Hinesville GA which is where I claim.
HHO: Who were your musical influences growing up?
J’Ki L’Sonne Carmichael: Growing up, Andre 3000 was the biggest, followed by Eminem, J. Cole, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown and last but not least, Lauryn Hill
HHO: What hip-hop albums did you grow up listening to?
J’Ki L’Sonne Carmichael: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill , Eminem’s Curtain Call, Idlewild by OutKast and there was more but thats the main 3 It was so many great albums back then
HHO: What is the current single/project that you are promoting?
J’Ki L’Sonne Carmichael: Currently I’m promoting my latest song dropped July 1, 2017 called Bomb Threat. And I want to drop my first mixtape once it’s complete called Leifteim
HHO: How did the record come about?
J’Ki L’Sonne Carmichael: The record Bomb Threat came about just free styling honestly. Once I pieced everything together and wrote it down I sat down a rapped it for a few of my friends… they liked and and said man you gotta get in the studio and record IMMEDIATELY
HHO: What would be your dream collaboration with any rapper or producer?
J’Ki L’Sonne Carmichael: If i had to pick only one?? DEFINITELY André Lauren Benjamin but I’ll list a few more, Chance The Rapper, J Cole, Big Sean, Rihanna, Future, Childish Gambino, Bruno Mars, Drake, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Kodak Black, A-F-R-O Producers – If I could get ANYTHING produced by J Cole I’d be happy, but more – Kanye West, Dubba-AA, Zaytoven, DJ Khaled, MetroBoomin, Nineteen85
HHO: Are you currently touring or have any upcoming shows?
J’Ki L’Sonne Carmichael: I would love to go on tour, and I do plan on setting up some things starting out with my city first (Hinesville, GA) from there most likely Atlanta GA and then wherever the fans want me.
HHO: How is the response from your fans & djs been?
J’Ki L’Sonne Carmichael: Amazing honestly, I wasn’t expecting so many listeners. I released the song on SoundCloud with only 18 followers and I had over 8k plays within 2 days. The top 5 places it’s been played so far is France, the United States, Brazil, Canada, and Russia
HHO: What artists do you listen to the most?
J’Ki L’Sonne Carmichael: J Cole, Big Sean, Drake, Chance The Rapper, K CAMP, Kodak Black, Migos and honestly anything with André 3000/OutKast in it
HHO: What are your plans for 2017? What are you doing that others are not?
J’Ki L’Sonne Carmichael: My current plans are to network. I want to start a good fanbase and meet as many people as possible. I haven’t released a video on YouTube yet so that’s one of the next steps.
The thing that I feel like I’m doing that others aren’t is basically taking my time. I don’t rush anything I do, but I do try to use every hour of the day. I’d stay up all night to perfect a craft which is what makes me so versatile. I also stick close to my mentors and the people that I look up to.
HHO: How can your fans reach you?
J’Ki L’Sonne Carmichael: The best way to reach me is through any of my Social Media accounts OR email
Facebook: J’Ki L’Sonne Carmichael
HHO: Any last words or shout outs?
J’Ki L’Sonne Carmichael: First, I want to thank all of the people who told me to keep writing and all of my teachers, that goes for – School, Martial Arts, Supervisors and friends that took care of me while I was in the Air Force, The man I record with CJ Wartley, all of my family, the Artist that actually told stories and dropped knowledge in their songs, my sisters, my little siblings that I’ve NEVER met, And all my MOTHERS! Finally God! I just started going back to church again after a period of time and everything that the Lord has done for me in my life is really a blessing.