Hialeah spitter JOR-G talks about his new “Make A Move” video, his Team Back Pack experience, and more.
The state of Miami hip-hop no longer appears miniscule in the eyes of the music industry. Within the last decade, pioneers like DJ EFN, Trick Daddy, Rick Ross, and DJ Khaled have built a solid foundation for the new generation of artists and producers to flourish. With new cats like Little Haiti’s Zoey Dollaz and We The Best’s Kent Jones topping the charts, rappers from all over Dade County, like Hialeah’s own JOR-G, have been making moves to put on for Miami in their own way.
Born and raised in Hialeah, JOR-G didn’t discover his musical talent until he ended up serving a two-year prison sentence back in 2001. To pass the time, the then 19-year-old Hialeah high graduate began to write and rap his own lyrics. Eventually, he began to spit for everyone in the prison yard and gained the confidence he needed to pursue a career in music upon his release. When he finally became a free man, JOR-G didn’t waste anytime releasing his first single “They Ain’t Ready 4 Me.”
— JOR-G (@JORGMUZIK) July 7, 2016
There hasn’t been a dull moment throughout his tough grind throughout the last decade. JOR-G dropped off several projects like Soul Of A Hustla and 420 The Mixtape. Eventually, the Hialeah native got his first major break with his 2011 EP Highly Anticipated. It was his breakthrough project that got enough shine for him to go on his first tour around the country.
Not long after releasing his Versatile mixtape, JOR-G dropped the video for his latest single “Score,” which is an ode to the Miami Heat and the team’s former star player Dwyane Wade. The Hialeah spitter realized Wade left the team to join the Chicago Bulls, yet he wasn’t phased by it at all.
“It is what it is. If anything it helped it [the video] get more views!” JOR-G said as he sipped his glass of Hennessy.
After speaking about his experience with Team Back Pack in New York City over the summer, JOR-G gave us the scoop on his forthcoming video for his new single “Make A Move.” In our interview, JOR-G describes the epic penthouse shindig he threw for the occasion and says it will be a major movie. JOR-G also describes how he feels about the state of hip-hop in Miami and who he’d like to work with in the future.
Watch our interview with Hialeah’s own JOR-G in full below.