Jeru The Damaja recently chopped it up with Montreality, speaking on a handful of subjects including his upcoming projects. During the interview, the Brooklyn, New York native said that he’s putting together a compilation of Polish Hip Hop artists collaborating with American ones and establishing an international connection.
“I have a project that I’m releasing in Poland all over the world. It’s got some of the best producers and emcees in Poland, and some of what I think are some of the best producers and emcees in America and I’m getting everybody to come all together and kind of mash up on the record. I got my boy PF Cuttin doing something, I got a song I want to do with Monie Love and Heather B, I got a song I did with O.C., I got a song I did with Lil’ Dap. My man out in Poland, my man O.S.T.R., my man Peja, and a bunch of other dudes. That’s one project I’ve got.”
He explained how the project is materializing, stating that American producers will supply beats for Polish rappers and vice versa.
“What I do is have the American producers produce a track, and then I have the Polish guys rap on the American producers’ track, and then I have the Polish producers produce a track and then I have the American artists rhyme on that track, so that’s what I’m doing. It’s Hip Hop global. I’m trying to show the world that Hip Hop is not just in North America or Canada. It’s all over the world.”
Additionally, Jeru is working on his next solo album, but progress is slow on the project.
“My next project I’m working on is my project, my Jeru The Damaja project. I’m excited about that, because I have a lot of dope producers lined up. I don’t want to talk too much about that,” he said, stating that he doesn’t yet have a release date for the LP. “I want to come out with a quality project. I think nowadays because of the Internet and because there’s so much money around and people are selling a billion records, that people rush their records and I don’t think they sound that great.”