Born in White Plains, New
York, HipHop artist LDJ has made an impressive following for himself
thus far. Growing up in Nanuet, New York he has done everything possible
to make his career in rap a successful one. Working with talented and
noted artists such as Redman, KRS-One, Jim Jones, Black Rob to name a
few LDJ has the makings and ingredients every indie artists wishes
they had being co-signed. Mixtape, after mixtape with heavy
features, as well as work on others projects, the versatile artist is
ready for the world to know him take a second and get to learn that is
AllHipHop.com: Musically speaking, what have you accomplished thus far?
LDJ: Ive released 10 street albums
The Ready to Rock Mixtape, Undisputed, Who is LDJ?, Its My Turn (hosted by DJ Envy), Dow Jones, F*ck themedia, Jonesin the
mixtape, Mr. Official, Dopeman and New Yack City. My debut album,
Jonesin is featuring KRS-One, Pete Rock, Redman with my lead single,
Get Ya Gun is available on iunes right now for download. The new
single, Da Baseline features Jim Jones.
AllHipHop.com: Generating your fan-base and
getting your buzz out there what are some of the things youve done to
make certain that people know LDJ?
LDJ: I do a lot of shows and get
featured on Vlad TV, Hip Hop Weekly. I help a lot of other artists put
out mixtapes and been featured on DVDS and shows also. I worked with
Wyclef and KRS One, Pete Rock, Black Rob, Jim Jones, Cam'ron, G Dep
Ive worked with a lot of signed artists over the course of my career.
AllHipHop.com: Who are some other people you are working with?
LDJ: Right now Im working with
LES. Just finished working with Pete Rock on his last album. Im also
working with Redman on his new album. Theres also KRS Ones last album.
For the most part Ive been doing a lot of in-house production from Ed
who has done for 50 Cent, Mary J Blidge, Wyclef, Alicia Keys. I got AG
from Showbiz and AG, Raquel Reid, Julexa, Jovonn and Jermaine Paul.
AllHipHop.com: What does LDJ stand for?
LDJ: Its my initials. My name is
Landell Jones and I was always known as LD, once I started rapping I
added the J just went from there.
AllHipHop.com: Where are you from?
LDJ: Born in New York but raised in Nanuet and been living back in New York for the past 10 years.
AllHipHop.com: How is your fan base in New York? Has it been difficult to build?
Not really. There arent very
many rappers from here so Im like the Citys golden child right now.
When I do shows I have at least 20 people travel outside of the area to
come see me on stage. The only other rapper that is from my City is
Saigon and n*ggas dont really f*ck with him anymore. Its like he moved
to the big city and forgot where he was from and turned his back on us.
He doesnt claim our City so its now My City.
AllHipHop.com: Who are people within the music business that have influenced you?
Im influenced by some of the
greats Method Man and Redman of course. Just the guys who paved a way
for the next generation in this hiphop game. I respect them all and hope
to get on their level one day.
AllHipHop.com: Your label tell me more about it. Do you have other artists signed to it yet?
LDJ: My record label is. Dollar J
Records, was created by me and right now Im focusing on my project and
soon hope to bring other artists aboard to start a movement with my
AllHipHop.com: Under what category would you say your music genre is?
LDJ: Genre wise, it is definitely
hip-hop. Some of my songs include singing which is not all that Im
trying to do but its an added bonus. I work with other R & B
singers also though, such as Janee McCall who is Alicia Keys back-up
singer and Kell Reed who has worked with Lady Gaga. I just like good
music. I dont like to be put into one box as far as genre.
AllHipHop.com: What are your future projects?
LDJ: Right now my song and video
with Jim Jones has been getting a lot of love on the internet, Da
Baseline. Its been getting spins on Hot 97 and 105.1 its the first
single off of my album. When Redman, Pete Rock and KRS-Ones projects
drop, youll hear me on there also. It dont stop. Im grinding.
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