JC: I am an urban pop artist who intertwines different styles and flows in each song to create a unique sound.
I couldn’t help but notice “Triple Threat” being a part of your name. What exactly is a “triple threat” in your opinion?
To me, a “Triple Threat” is someone who does not want to be known for just one thing. They want more and do more then what is expected. A triple threat is not someone who just does three different things, for example I got my name “Triple Threat” because I started on all aspects of the football field. This included offense defense and special teams. I did it all.
What makes JC a “Triple Threat?”
I would say that I’m a triple threat because I strive to be more than just a pop artist and more than just a rapper. I want to leave people a performance that they will remember. Doing things that are unexpected for others, but expected out of me. I don’t want to be known for just one thing.
I got you. So where are you from?
Born in Ohio, but raised in Arizona.
What or who are some of your musical influences?
The music that I grew up on for example; “Earth, Wind and Fire”, “Prince”, “Michael Jackson”, “Linkin Park”, “ACDC”, “U2” and more.
Who inspires you?
My Family. They’ve shown me what strength, determination and hard work looks like.
Describe your upbringing?
There was music always playing in the house no matter the genre. That’s where my love of music comes from, but football was my passion at the time. My parents were very supportive of me doing football as long as I did well in school. Education was always a priority in my household.
After My injury in football, I was left with my education. I was very thankful that I had that going for me. I still had options in life, but I felt incomplete like something was missing. I came to realize that music filled that void for me and thus started my music career.
If you were to take our readers on a tour of where you come from, what would we see?
You would see a person who is 100% dedicated to his passions and dreams.
What experiences can you share with us that led you down this path of chasing your dreams?
I had a career ending injury that made it impossible for me to compete in football. I used music as a means to cope with my injury and that’s when my passion for creating music was kindled.
JC Triple Threat – I Know
How did you get started performing?
My parents would tell me stories about when I was very young I would put on shows in the grocery store for random people and comedy show for the teachers and kids in the preschool. I guess I always had an affinity for performing to entertain people. The only thing that had changed was the medium that I used.
What was it about that roped you in figuratively speaking?
Once Big Heff started working with me on artist development, I got to perform in places I never had before. I got the chance to perform at SXSW on four different stages, I even left the country to go to Toronto for a performance. I got to see first-hand that music can take you anywhere and I want to take my music everywhere now.
How do you come up with the ideas for your songs?
From life experience or even just a story, I want to tell.
Is there a particular method to the “madness”?
I really don’t have a process, my end goal is to make good music.
JC Triple Threat – Don’t Stop
Take us through your thought process of how you create your music?
I like to immerse myself in the instrumental and let the song reveal itself to me, much like how a statue is revealed before the sculptor puts a chisel on the slab of marble.
What artist(s) out now, if you were to compare yourself to someone, would you compare yourself to?
Childish Gambino, The Weeknd, Drake and a drop of Kanye West because that’s all you need.
Who would you want to work with?
My top two would be Childish Gambino and Justin Timberlake.
What’s your favorite thing about being an artist?
Songwriting and going through the whole process of recording a song. Performance is a close second.
What’re your future plans? What are you currently working on?
I’m working on the video treatment for a new single that was produced by Young Yonni as well as going on a mini promo tour in SoCal during BET weekend.