1) Explain who you are for those who may not know?
I’m OHWOWGO Jordy, I record music and make beats. When I’m up I look down and when I’m down I look up. I’m usually sad so mental health is very important to me. I make the active choice to be the example of what I want to see in the world despite what I feel. If you don’t know me , that’s how I would describe myself. An example.
2) Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa but when I got away from there I began referring to it as The Middle. I currently am based out of Los Angeles.
3) What was it like growing up there?
I always felt like the middle is where most people get stuck for lack of better terms. That’s a major analogy for me. I made it out the MIDDLE means I made it through the toughest circumstances. I grew up with all girls so most of my inspiration comes from strong females. I only felt love from my mom and the women in my life. Even though my parents split up, my dad was beating me up, my friends were killing themselves and I was losing my faith. I always been a sad kid so I taught myself early how to make friends with pain and smile through the rain. That’s what made it a no brainer to leave and move to LA.
4)How long have you been doing music?
I spent one year at university and spent all my tuition money on recording equipment. I would write a lot of poems and space off writing songs in my lectures. I spent time just swinging the bat. Showing up to the gym type intentions with the music. For the last 2 years I’ve been taking it really serious with recording daily and teaching myself everything from engineering to making beats.
5)What made you get started?
My Music is totally for self. Words save my life on the daily. I guess you would say it is my love language and how I show myself the most love. I think a lot so it would turn into song after song after song. It really just started as a way to express my pain and some friends encouraged me to keep going. I’m blessed to be able to sing my pain away or play my pain away. Not everyone can do that so I don’t take it for granted.
6) Who are your influences?
My biggest influence is Tupac. That’s like Jesus himself to me. I would always view music like Gods. Bob Marley was literally God , Lauryn Hill was like Virgin Mary and Tupac is like Jesus to me. Musiq Souldchild taught me how to sing though.