I would like to introduce you to an East Valley young man that comes to us on a blossoming music career. He goes by the name JC also to be known as JC aka Triple Threat.
I was thrilled when we finally caught up with JC for some one on one conversating...
For some of those who don’t know already, why Triple Threat?
"There are a few reasons behind the name, but the biggest reason is that I brought it on field, in the classroom and on the stage as a student athlete & performer. In reference to football, I played on Offence, Defense, as well as special teams. In the classroom, my grade point average was 3.7 & above. Finally, on stage, I can sing, rap & dance. These are the three main categories that led to the nickname “Triple Threat.” My philosophy was to never cheat the drills, perfect practice makes perfect & always give a hundred percent in the game. I take that same discipline from football and put it into every practice and performance. I left it all on the field and in correlation I leave it all on the stage."
Do you write your own lyrics?
What else differentiates you from other artists?
"I don’t just spit rhymes on stage. I come to perform and give you a show. I’m always thinking of ways to take my performances to the next level. A few months ago, to increase entertainment value, we added dancers to the production. Based on the crowd’s response I can tell they definitely love it. Big shout out to Jenzi Russell (#Jenzi #JenziTaughtMe) for the amazing choreography and hours of rehearsal."
Any particular genre that influences your sound? Or even another artist?
Racism - racism from both sides - Some Black people hating me for my whiteness and some White people hating me for my blackness. As a kid, I thought I would be loved twice as much and not half as less. The unfortunate thing about this is that each side feels that I don’t have a valid opinion on racial issues that absolutely affect me. So basically, on one side...I was the white friend who happened to be the “black.” At times, racial slurs were said in front of me regarding black people and I was expected to agree or go along with it. On the other side... I, simply, wasn’t black enough to hang out with the black kids. Through my travels with sports, education and performances, I’ve seen and been around many different types of people and the thing that I noticed the most is that there are no different races. You have the human race, different levels of melanin and different ethnicities. We all love the same. We all cry the same...We all hate the same. The tears we cry are the same regardless of ethnicity. The pain we feel is the same regardless of the level of melanin. The wanting of love and compassion is universal among all species. As Shakespeare wrote, “if you prick us, do we not bleed?” “If you tickle us, do we not laugh?” “If you poison us, do we not die?”
Sexism and learning disability - being treated differently in an educational environment, because of being a male. Instead of feeling nurtured and encouraged, I often felt humiliated. It was easy to see that certain teachers preferred girl students over boys. Being a boy who had dyslexia made me an easier target. For example First Grade Teacher: “JC, go to the front board and answer this question.” I replied, “I don’t know the answer.” Teacher says, “I know.” “Go to the board.” “Now class, anyone who scores lower than JC, no recess for any of you.” Needless to say, my spirit was broken"
So a little birdy told me you used to play football. How was that?
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Stay tuned for Part II with JC aka Triple Threat...
See you on the runway,