We had the good fortune of connecting with Juug Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Juug, what makes you happy? Why?
Happiness sometimes feels fleeting. Often I find myself chasing the idea of happiness. Like if I can just hit a certain amount of views, or if I can connect with this brand, I’m finding myself obsessed with the idea of “next”. We’re constantly forced to feel it necessary to compare ourselves-our accomplishments empirically and weigh them against others. I’ve had to slow down-partying, screwing around, general troublemaking, to really be able to exist in the moment.
I can honestly say that I genuinely find my joy in the work itself. I get a sense of calm and completeness when I allow myself that moment to breathe and just enjoy my art, my company, and my faith.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I had always loved freestyling, hip-hop, and playing music. I had enjoyed band and choir but it wasn’t my vibe because I didn’t love the music I was doing. Living in DC, I accidentally ran into DJ Alizay, a legend as well as the man who discovered my favorite rapper growing up in Wale. I started helping him. He would invite me over; I’d get there, drink Remy n he would just teach me music. I stayed down and began to learn about music. So around 2018 I was fresh in Colorado. I had decided music was my route. Black Pegasus was the first industry guy to really put me on a show. I started doing shows and was hooked. Unfortunately, I always had a lot of trouble going on around me and it was hard to focus on music.
It wasn’t until I met Dipper that things started to be more serious for me.
After working in the cannabis industry and doing music, I underwent a huge transformation- spiritually, mentally, physically. I decided to take a break from rap and focus on more musical records.
I think my unique perspective and pen game separate me. When I play my new music for people they can’t think of someone I sound like. I think i am here to break through for CO.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My best friend has been dead for 8 years now. First I would have to catch him up on everything that’s happened in the NBA & NHL- the AVS WON THE CUP, D! We would have to crush some Dave’s Hot.
I think more than anything, just spending time with ones you love is so under appreciated.
I’ve come to a place in my life, I love you, I will have fun no matter what we do. I’m kinda basic like that.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Mom & Grams. God. Those 3 first. I am so thankful to have been brought up with strong values and an open mind. Tra is next. When I was truly down bad, like I had lost all hope and was homeless, he really was the only one in my corner who genuinely believed in me. He gave me a place to stay, to make money, but insisted I would write at least a song a day. That kind of kindness is once in a lifetime. I would just sit in the crib making art, getting on my feet. My whole career could’ve very easily gone to the wayside and I could be in a very different circumstance. That kinda shook my whole perspective on life and people. So if Tra ever see this, I owe ya one homie!

Website: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6cxfT9MInFU0uF4dcZl2mc?si=0NLhKe7wQ1anwq3elMC43w

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juughead_jones/?hl=en

Youtube: https://youtu.be/AU10PitPQLA

Image Credits
JCam Photography

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