Want to learn more about J Readi? Check out our interview with him below:

Name: J Readi

Where are you from?

I’m from Wyandanch, Long Island. When people think of Long island New York they always think Hamptons…but most of us never been that far out. There’s a lot of small hoods in “Strong Island”

What inspires you to create music?

I get inspired by damn near anything. It could be from a new artist doing their thing or something as simple as riding the train to the city seeing something new. Feeling the vibes of New York.

Who are your musical influences?

Man all the greats from Nas to Jay DMX, Eminem  Rakim of course just to name a few.

What is your mission in Hip Hop?

I would say my mission in hip-hop is to carry on tradition. I’m not against what’s going on in the culture just feel we need more balance,  more music with substance. Life isn’t a big party all the time. Music should reflect the times.

What makes you different from other artists?

My story is unique. It’s not your traditional dope boy or gangster story. There’s no gimmicks to me. I can only speak on what’s real and how I see the world.

What inspired this song/video?

My childhood is what inspired me to write the record. I actually shot the video in my hometown where I grew up

What other songs or projects are your working on?

I’m actually finishing up my project called “RADIO READI” set to drop in 2015

What’s next for you as an artist?

Right now just working on new material and pushing the single.

What still surprises you about Hip Hop?

What surprises me as an artist is when people embrace me and tell me how much they luv my music man. Especially for me on the come up. It’s a dope feeling.