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Hella Juiced: JuneOnnaBeat

August 21, 2019

Read the full interview on YoungCalifornia.com!

JuneOnnaBeat started making beats as a result of being around in the studio, eventually discovering FL Studio — the rest was history. Hailing from Sacramento and a loyal member to Mozzy and his crew, the 27-year-old recently transitioned from producer to rapper, telling his own story through his own music for his growing fanbase. Read more…

Seeing Mozzy come up from literally nothing (both hail from Sac-town) has motivated June to go even harder. As of right now, his goal is to allow his fans to know the real June while inspiring them that they can do anything they set their mind to.

For those who don’t know, who is JuneOnnaBeat?
JuneOnnaBeat, born and raised in Sacramento, California. About 27 years young. His birthday is August 3rd. Born in ‘92, I’m tryna find a club to turn up at.

How long you been in LA?
About 6 months. Moved here to work and network. More work. Expand my horizons.

How important is it to come to LA as an up and coming artist? 
Very important. You gotta come to LA, that’s where the music at. All the labels, artists, the music stuff is here. LA, Atlanta, New York.

Why should people fuck w/ you?
Because I’m one of the dopest of the dopest you’d probably ever hear. I’m all the way around 100% real.

How would you describe your sound?
Unheard of, authentic, and the dopest.

You’re from Sacramento, how does that play into your life and career?
You gotta separate certain stuff being from Sacramento, coming to LA doing music. I gotta make certain choices, certain decisions. I gotta balance certain stuff out.

What’s been the hardest part?
The hardest part is gaining my audience. Gaining a new audience, gaining a bigger audience because you gotta put in a lot of footwork. Getting my music from nowhere, Sacramento is an unknown city to the rest of the world. It’s a journey, that’s the hardest part in music. Other than just having a hit song, they still don’t really know who you are. You gotta go give out that energy, go meet and greet people. Go put in the footwork.

How do you balance it all?
In my head, I mastered production. I always make beats fast. Cut about 4 or 5 beats, then go work on my craft. Spend the rest of the night on my rapping and my lyrics.

You just unleashed Black Smoke. Talk about the creative process & how long it take you?
It took my about two months, that’s when I really start figuring out which way I wanted to go with it. I’d say a good two months of knocking everything out, picking all my songs, recording all my songs, finalizing it.

You got features from D Savage, G Perico, Jose Guapo, Skippa. Talk about that process.
They all my peoples. They real humble people, especially lil D Savage, G Perico, Jose too. Just regular. I been knowing G probably for about 3 or 4 years now, since he started. Since he got hot and started taking off.

How did you tap in with him?
Mozzy was taking off at the same time. Mozzy was under Stretch management, G was still under Stretch, that’s how that came. You know, I’m right under Mozzy. Introduced myself, that’s all it is.

Which singles mean the most & why?
I like “Thrill Of It” a lot, the one with me and D savage. It’s a remake of Empire Of The Sun, one of my favorite samples off the album. Just new and catchy. Then I like “Every Corner” where I’m just talking my shit, going all the way in. I like all of them to be honest.

What is it you want fans to get from your story?
From this album, I just want them to get to know me, who I am. Then the story continues.

What are some goals yourself as an artist at this point of your career?
To get a million dollars. [laughs]

How are you gonna do that?
It’s me. This is the best thing I can do, making music. Music is me, I am music. Music all I got, all I got is music. We gon’ do it off rap.

What is your take on the music industry?
80% of it is fraud and snakes. Lies. That’s how it is. It’s fucked up industry. It’s a lot of selfish people, a lot of snake people who just want for themselves. They don’t care about nothing, but fuck what they say.

Are signing to EMPIRE?
No, I just have a distribution deal with them.

How important is social media for your career?
It keeps the fans entertained, it’s something they wanna see. They wanna see you, they wanna connect with you. It’s very important to everybody’s career to be honest.

Favorite person to follow on IG?
Right now, probably Fatboy SSE. He a comedian.

What’s a normal day in the life? Walk us through.
Get up, brush my teeth, roll a blunt and get high, go get something to eat. Call Brittany my PR, call management,see what’s on the schedule. If it’s something on the schedule, go do that. Fast forward through that to later in the day, I’m in the studio for the rest of the night. Then going back home.

3 things you need in the studio?
Weed, my Simply Lemonade, and a game system.

What would you be doing if you weren’t doing music?
Probably running the streets, ain’t no tellin’ to be honest.

Any performances soon?
Manager: Got a couple coming up on the East Coast. New York, we getting him on The Breakfast Club, Shade 45, etc. Got a couple interviews out there.

What’s the best encounter you had with a fan?
The ones who just come up and hug the shit out of you. Scream “I love you,” don’t want to let you go. They try to follow you everywhere, those are the best encounters.

Most played artist on your phone?
Besides me? [laughs] I’d probably say Lil Baby. I ain’t got no favorite song by him, I like ‘em all. He hard.

Anything else you want to let us know?
Follow me on Instagram: @JuneOnnaBeat_x2. JuneOnnaBeat everything else.

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