Jango – New Hip Hop
Jango is a Pacific Northwest emerging Hip-Hop artist born in Connecticut and raised through life experiences. Following his first mixtape The Pursuit, he went on a series of promo tours with artists such as Eazy E3, Hatch, Astray, and Crooked I, gaining an active and diverse following in the region. Jango’s next compilation ‘Alone By Choice’ is an in depth message driven project was released in late March 2017. The inspiration for the project came from Jango’s personal experiences and recent events that followed after the death of one his close friends. When asked, Jango stated “My hope for the project is to push the message that there is happiness in being alone. I hope the music is used in a way to comfort those who’ve found depression and isolation in today’s society, and teach them its ok to love themselves.” Jango knows the feeling of being detached all too well. At a young age he was forced to watch his mother and father split up, and found himself moving in with his military based grandparents. Never getting a chance to settle in, Jango was relocating every other year, state to state, until finally settling in Washington. Having been raised with a more global mindset, his influences range from artist such as The Fugees, Nas, and Ne-Yo, as well as Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Musiq Soulchild. Jango’s sound is a distinct blend of cleverly arranged bars, and smooth sung hooks. He has an old school influence that he utilizes with a modern original style to produce a well-balanced sound. Jango Co-Produced Alone By Choice and worked beside Multi-Platinum producer Jimmy Hill, to collectively bring a project that is equally commercial and artistic. As Jango continues to shape his signature sound, him and his team are working hard to establish a brand that will become globally recognized. Being an Independent artist in a region that’s not well known for Hip Hop, Jango brings innovative concepts and a unique social approach that transcends the typical artist.
“The project has so many different emotions for me. That’s why certain songs you feel the need to get up and dance and others got you in your chair just vibing to the sounds. I felt the need to keep each track different cause each feeling I had towards the songs were different. Whether it was about being alone, love, sex, god, happiness, drugs, I wanted all that to be portrayed and spoke on in this Project. I wanted for my listeners to hear and know the real me and my struggles, and for them to see how I learned and fight everyday to overcome them.”