Check out the new song from Juan Got Bars – Wedding Cake
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I was born on the west side of Detroit (Wyoming area). It’s funny, at an early age I was introduced to hip-hop through my mother, it was like the Jacksons without the abuse. She was pursuing her rap career, so she sorta pushed it on me and since it’s been in my presence. I had an off and on approach about it, finally when I got serious a great friend of mine informed me of a producer by the name of JPalms who needed an artist for a collaboration project.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
The current song that I am promoting to everyone is my single Wedding Cake from the upcoming project Fail or Triumph. I grew very fond of the song while working on it and right then and there with a smile on my face said to myself, “This is the one.”
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Honestly, I would say that my biggest challenge is trying to get into the industry. For a long time I was drawn to music so I felt as if I am suppose to be apart of this culture. Like I said previously, my mom introduced me to the essence of hip-hop through a variety of artists which fueled my drive to become a better M.C. Now with the determination and skill I will face the challenge with consistency.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
Honestly, procrastination. For a while I felt fearful of success because at the time I was lacking faith. What inspired me to bounce back was one day I received a beat from a producer that drove me nuts. I wrote to it with confidence knowing that I would be satisfied when I finished. I displayed the song to the public and got the feed back I hoped for and realized the motivation they’ve given me. And from then on I continued to strive for success.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
I think there is only one thing any person, not just as an artist and not just any certain situation as in a rap career, but in life itself is to put God first. That is your consultant in life, any advice or problems can be solved.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Yet again, believe in God and know that he comes first. Another important suggestion is that at all cost be yourself. Being unique is what makes the art of hip-hop appreciated.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
I must say performing for a live audience because I believe that visual action can grasp a lot of attention from the viewers. Social networks are also a good asset to gaining internet fans which can help propagate my music and gain a tremendous amount of fans.
Where can people visit you?
Via Facebook: @JuanGotBars
Via Twitter: @Juangotbars
Via Music: soundcloud.com/juangotbars
Facebook Fan Page: @JuanGotBarss