Exclusive Interview with Jayro Fuego
An exclusive interview with Jayro Fuego.
Upcoming 100: How long have you been in the music industry and has music always been a part of your life?
Jayro Fuego: I've been in the music industry for a few months now and music has had a major influence on my life it saved me from self destruction and it gave me a purpose.
Upcoming 100: Was there a specific moment in your life where you thought, “music is what I want to do”?
Jayro Fuego: Yes. When I was in the eighth grade I had reached a very impressive level of lyricism and showmanship, then at that point I just made the conscious decision that this is wanted to do on a grand scale.
Upcoming 100: What inspires you (or your music)?
Jayro Fuego: Life inspires my music, my experiences and the experiences of the world around me I'm very well at empathizing with people I can put myself into that person's shoes and actually feel what they feel and I take that raw emotion and convert it into words.
Upcoming 100: Who’s on your iTunes playlist?’
Jayro Fuego: I don't have an iTunes account.
Upcoming 100: The project you are currently promoting, how did the idea for it come about?
Jayro Fuego: The idea for the entire project started with me and my dad chilling in the sunroom listening to instrumentals I was rapping some stuff I had wrote in my phone and he stopped me and was like we going record that tomorrow so be ready, then we recorded a couple of songs then we got the idea for the name of the album GAS while smoking on some gas (good ass smoke).
Upcoming 100: There are thousands of artists trying to do what you are doing, what do you think gives you an advantage to break into mainstream America?
Jayro Fuego: I feel what gives the advantage is my drive and my ambition to live out my dreams at all costs I'm not afraid of failure I embrace failure because failure teaches you how to succeed when you lose you analyze all of your flaws and improve on them so the next time around you're prepared for success I'm able to adapt to change and adaptation is the key to survival so although I may not be as big as I should be yet I won't ever fade out I'll always have a new sound that's unique so when my time comes to bask in the limelight I'll be even better then I was before anyone can do it if they're truly dedicated so the only thing that really sets me apart from other artists is my will to succeed.
Upcoming 100: I’ve heard your latest music and it’s amazing! I can definitely tell your sound has evolved over the past few years from previous songs we’ve heard from you online. What are your thoughts on the evolution of an artist and the evolution of music today?
Jayro Fuego: The evolution of an artist's is about the time time spent developing your craft and like I always say nothing takes long it just takes time how long it takes depends on you so if you're constantly putting in work and always in the mirror working on your stage presence and perfecting your lyrics over time with persistence and repetition you will get better and it will become easy to you like walking or riding a bike because now it's embedded into your subconscious mind kinda like brainwashing yourself and it naturally becomes a habit even I notice sometimes when I talk I rhyme words not intentionally but naturally because I spend hours and hours of the day perfecting my craft when I'm at work I'm rapping to myself when I'm at home I'm freestyling to beats and writing songs it wasn't always easy but over time with practice I got faster at song writing the evolution of music today is really crazy because every year a new talent comes out and sound the same or similar to what basically everyone else sound like yet in their own way it's unique and some people love it some hate it but their sound in particular is now their sound like people literally will label a certain sound after an artist and that's crazy beacause they based their sound off of another artist.
Upcoming 100: Do you have other passions in life? Do you believe passion is an essential part of success?
Jayro Fuego: Yes. Besides my love for the music side of the entertainment business I have a passion for dance and theatre I always wanted to star in movies since I was a kid people always told me that I should be famous and that always reassured me that what I'm doing is meant for me and the only thing that can stop me from achieving my long term goals and passions is me and I won't let that happen because my passion to live a successful life and live out my dreams supercede my doubts and what ifs so I do feel like passion plays an essential role in success.
Upcoming 100: With your current success and working with a renowned PR firm such as Starlight PR, What advice would you give to someone just starting out in his or her career who doesn't even have a studio to record but would love to do what you are doing now?
Jayro Fuego: Save your money and invest in yourself you're a walking business invest in promotion because how else will people know about you also invest in your own studio equipment that way you don't have to pay for studio time and overall grind and never stop grinding because the minute you rest somebody else passed you by.
Upcoming 100: Where can potential fans find out more about you?
Jayro Fuego: If you want to find out more about me you can follow me on the following social media sites Instagram: @jayrofuego Facebook: @jayrofuego and Twitter: @jayrofuego and you can also check out my videos and songs from my latest project GAS on YouTube under Jayro Fuego thank you for your time and have a blessed day.