The Break Presents: warrenJae
Breakout: “Dear Jasmine”
Also Check: “Million Dollar Team”
And: New mixtape, The Dreamcatcher
Name: Warren Jackson aka warrenJae
Reppin’: Columbia, SC and Million Dollar Dreamz.
My style and/or skills have been compared to: Lupe Fiasco, Drake, Kanye West, OutKast
I started rapping: In the summer of 2003, the summer before I went to the 9th grade. The summer I discovered my passion for weed. And I used to run with these cats from Texas who put me on to Paul Wall and Chamillionaire back when they were a group. They would get blowed, listen to Rap and freestyle. Shit amazed me…
My standout records and/or moments have been: My standout records are “Dear Jasmine,” “Rather See Her Smiling,” “Live” featuring Big Pooh and “Sleep” featuring Playboy Tre.
I’m gonna change the game by: Doing what I was sent here to do; just following my path. To be completely honest, I don’t know how I’m gonna change the game. I just wanna coexist within the game and eat, and build my fan base. But if I had to say how I’ma change the game, I’d say I’ma make humility the new swag, let my music speak for me, and if it hasn’t addressed this issue yet…stay tuned…
My goal in hip-hop is: To create a more nurturing environment for the growing artists in the markets I lived and grew up. And to also make a name for those places, namely Monroe, Louisiana and Columbia, SC.
I’d like to work with: J. Cole cause he’s in a good ass position and he’s from North Carolina, and caught Jay-Z’s ear. His story alone motivates me and makes me wanna create. A collab with him would be GODLY.
B.oB. I met him a couple times in 2008, I believe when he had just got signed and was working his DJ Zmallz Cloud 9 mixtape. He was unknown then but I was a huge fan. We never really connected, though. I was fresh on the scene, just dropped outta high school, and knew nothing of networking. I’ve been watching his career from the start and its been a huge motivation as well. I’ve worked with his Ham Squad bro, Playboy Tre, but I would love to work with B.o.B. Frank Ocean; dude is a breath of fresh air. His songs are written incredibly. Also, Kendrick Lamar, Bilal, CyHi Da Prynce, Hi Tek and Phonte.
I’m gonna be the next: Person to become a staple in hip hop without gimmick. Langston Hughes, minus all the scholastic achievements.