The Breeze: Who Is Jadon Woodard?
Our conversation with the 2015 Jack’n For Beats national champion Jadon Woodard. On his way to record with DJ Khaled after winning the $10,000 dollar cash prize, he shares with us his strategy for seizing the moment with some advice for fellow rappers.
People saying you’re nice doesn’t mean much. Most people don’t know what nice has traditionally meant, what nice means now, and what nice will mean next week. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Soundcloud, Datpiff and World Star do not a rapper make. You’re going to have to research. You’re going to have to network. You’re going to need the services of professionals to help you package and promote your music. You’re going to need capital for a publicist, to mix and master your album, to shoot you and your the music video you’ll need. There are a lot of rappers out there hungrier than you. Are you sure you want to do this? Are you sure you can do this? Jadon Woodard is.
He realizes Eminem’s first album flopped and nobody wanted to sign Jay-Z. He realizes that rapping is about counting music which will help you sound good no matter what compound rhymes, metaphors or wordplay you’re coming with. He knows it’s all subjective, and as a seasoned battler, embraces and even learns from his haters. This makes him a master of many styles.
As a critically acclaimed actor (which we will discuss in the future), Jadon Woodard is ready for mass appeal, marketing strategies, playing with controversy, alternative sources of income that encompass the rap game today. Jadon’s unique selling point is that he’s the hardest working rapper in the game. He’s making movies, he’s rapping on the train, he’s selling cds, he’s promoting Jack’N for Beats, he’s performing with groups as a solo artist, and he has no signs of stopping any time soon.