@TheRReport1 Exclusive Interview with @iamjeandeau

By on May 16, 2018

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Jean D’eau, a flourishing rapper born and bred from the streets of Atlanta, Georgia, recently released his debut project ‘Who is Jean D’eau?’ exclusively on MyMixtapez. The project reached over 20,000 hits within the first week of being released.

D’eau credits his ideas and concepts to hail from both his street and Islamic background. “I was only 16 when I caught my case so I basically grew up in prison,” he says. “I served 10 years so you can imagine a lot of my subject matter is based on those experiences. I mostly talk about how devastating anddehumanizing prison is and how I never want to go back.”

D’eau learned at an early age that wrong choices could either make or break you. At just 16, he made a wrong turn with the law and in turn, had to serve 10 years in prison. In search of a fresh start, D’eau decided to focus on writing about the experiences that shaped his current world. Focused on the vision of becoming a beacon of hope for his peers, community, and those facing adversity in general, he dove into his music career to shatter the negative connotations associated with those who have had a rough past.

In an attempt to escape his reality, D’eau began to take steps in the right direction and focus more on the Islamic principles;keeping music as the focal point of his future. Once released, he began to regularly participate in various open mics andshowcases in Atlanta, Sarasota, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina. “My music showcases that hard work, talent and dedication can turn a negative situation into a positive outcome and achieve success.”

His musical influences range between mainstream heavyweights such as OutKast, Goodie Mob, Tupac, T.I., Scarface, UGK, 8Ball & MJG, Nas, Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., to street favorites such as The Lox, Yo Gotti, and Young Jeezy- just to name a few.

He’s now currently on tour with fellow Atlanta Muslim rapper Ralo and has joined their respective record labels Mu’MinMuzik & Famerica Records. Their joint single, “Pay Attention” was released spring 2016, alongside Kenny Man, Monsta Swole, & Daddy O.

Being on the road with Ralo from December 2015 to present date has really allowed him to grow his fan base and reach listeners all over the world.

 

1) For those that don’t know, can you tell them a little about Jean D’eau?

A: I’m from Atlanta, Georgia. I turned a negative to a positive and really used rap to leave the streets. I’m passionate about preserving the culture of Hip Hop. I love all genres of music.

2) At what age did you decide that you wanted to become a rapper?

A: I’ve always been in love with music but I didn’t really take rap as something I could seriously do to feed my family until I hit my 20’s.

3) I know that you got in some trouble when you was 16. How did that situation impact your life?

A: That changed my life forever. In some ways for the better and in other ways it kinda messed me up. For example; It brought me to Islam so that’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. But it also made me callous, indifferent, and unable to show empathy. It causes problems in my personal relationships. It’s not that I’m unable to love or be emotional, it’s just that I don’t express myself the way the world believes is normal. I know myself though and that’s what’s important. I’m not concerned with being anyone other than who I am.

4) Can you recall the first rhyme that you ever wrote?

A; Not at all, lol.

5) Being a muslim, is it hard for you to tie your Islamic faith in with your music?

A: Not for me. I feel like as long as I don’t let what’s happening with my career negatively effect my worship, then I’ll be able to continue doing it. I’ll never let it sidetrack me to the point where I start missing prayers or anything like that.

6) How did you link up with Ralo?

A: We met through a mutual friend.

7) So are you signed to Ralo’s label Famerica Records?

A: No I’m not signed yet. It’s more of a brotherly love type relationship where he allows me to use his platform to further my career. He actually encourages me to stay independent for as long as I can and build my fan base from the ground up. I have my own record label Mu’min Muzik that I’ve had since I first started rapping.

8) Your debut projiect Who is Jean D’eau did impressive numbers. Can we expect some new music from you anything soon?

A: I’m actually about to start recording a lot of new freestyles and dropping viral content just to give my fan base something new to listen to but as far as a whole new project is concerned, I’m always recording new Music but I won’t be releasing a new project anytime soon. I’m only one quarter in pushing the project I just dropped and it’s still got a lot of upside.

9) What can we expect from Jean D’eau in 2018?

A: More visuals, more shows, more interviews, more FIYAH!

10) Thank you for taking out time to conduct this interview with The R Report Magazine. Are there any last comments that you want to make?

A: Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, Allahu Akbar. Laa illaha illallahu wahdahu laa sharik Allah wa Muhammad Ar-Rasulullah!