Josh Breezzyy - Music Interview
Joshua Brewster, better known by his stage name "Josh Breezzyy," is an American rapper and music engineer from Long Island NY. Currently residing in North Carolina, Josh is the CEO of Independent Record Label, McKnight Records. His latest release Third Dimension (January, 2020) features Caprot, a long time friend and original McKnight Records artist, along with Breana Marin, LaKeith Rashad, John Concepcion, and Eminem long-time collaborator, Mr. Porter from D-12. Third Dimension is Josh's biggest album to date, garnishing critical acclaim and over 90,000 streams in the album's first week.
What got you into music?
Being half white and half black in my town was odd, and I honestly started rapping to fit in better with my friends. Everyone was making beats on the table at lunch and rapping, so I jumped in and got started. As far as my influences go though, Eminem's "The Eminem Show" really is what started it for me.
What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.
I love it all. Aside fro the actual art of it though, I love being able to reach out to my fans, and give them something in return. I love it when I can make someone smile, or get them through a tough time, its honestly the best feeling. But hitting the stage, whether its in front of 10 or 1,000 people, there's no better feeling. I performed in front of 1500 at UMASS twice, and it was surreal.
Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?
I record in my home studio, by myself haha. I do all the mixing, mastering and recording, I'm a bit of a introvert when it comes to that. I get in the studio, lock the doors, turn on some beats and get it right. I set the lights to whatever color fits the vibe, light some candles, burn some incense and get to it. It's a great time.
As a songwriter or musician, are there any obstacles you have had to overcome or obstacles that you are facing right now in your career?
Every day is an obstacle, but that's just life honestly. I don't see them as obstacles really, just another challenge to figure out. Really, the biggest one is getting my music into the right ears. Such a bombarded space, it's tough if you don't have the right resources, but I'm not doing too bad right now haha
Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?
Joe Budden. Hand's down. You can argue he's not in the music scene, but he is. If we want to get into strictly artists, then Eminem and Chris Brown, but seriously it's Joe. I've learned so much about the business of music from his podcast and from his manager Ian, that it's like I'm signed to the JBP Music Group or something haha. But Em's pen is unmatched and Chris just released 1,000 songs that are all fire, and he doesn't seem to be stopping
To date, what do you think your best song is? Can you describe the song for us?
My best song really depends on what you mean. My best hit by the numbers? Something About You. But to me, it's trash. I would say my best Radio song is All I Ever Wanted. My best verse is the second verse on Delivered Reflections and my Best Hip Hop song, is In My Head. All for different reasons. All I Ever Wanted is just crafted so well and the cadences I was in on Delivered Reflections. I was top tier rapping in that second verse man. In My Head though, that was different. I love that song.
Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?
Just working on getting ready for this tour, hoping it will still happen with all this Corona Virus stuff. Other than that, I'm working on a little project with Mr. Porter, I just gotta get in the studio and finish these mixes
Tell us where fans can access your music?
My music is available on all streaming platforms under Josh Breezzyy or you can stream my new album at Smarturl.it/ThirdDimension