@TheRReport1 Exclusive Interview with Jody Kane

By on April 13, 2020
1) What made you want to be in the music game? I’ve always loved music and making it. I remember saying to myself I will meet my idols if I can just break into the industry. It wasn’t just about meeting my idols as a fan, I wanted to be around like-minded people who loved to do what I loved to do. I wanted to learn from them and grow through my journey as they did. Now that I am older, I realize that it’s more to music than just meeting my idols. I realized the influence and impact that I’d have on others as my idols did for me. I want to heal and inspire the world with my music and life. The industry is the platform that I need to heal the world.
 
2) Who are some of your favorite mainstream artists that inspired you to grab the microphone? Past and present. It definitely began with Michael Jackson. I use to cry when I saw him on tv. There was no one else like him. To go on and name a few, Musiq Soulchild, Bow Wow, Da Brat, T.I., Twista, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Kodak Black, Future, Rick Ross, and many more. Beyoncé is someone who I have looked on for so long because just like Michael, not only is she an artist but she is a performer, who does not give anything less than her all. I want to hold that same energy in my own craft.
 
3) What age did you decided to start taking the music seriously? I began  taking my music seriously at the age of 17.
 
4) What was the first song that you ever recorded? I cant recall the name of it but I was about 7 – 10 years old and my uncle recorded a gospel song with me and my cousins. Funny, but we attempted to name ourselves “B.S.” for “Blood Sisters”. Good times.
 
5) Who is Jody Kane, what is the meaning behind your name? Though she can do all of those things, Jody Kane is not a rapper or singer, but an artist. Naming myself Jody Kane was a total risk that I was excited to take. For many different reasons, “Jody” is a risky name. It has held many different meanings over the years with different backgrounds. Kane helps ease your mind about Jody, because when you hear the word “cane” (with a K) you think of something sweet!  So I won’t say Jody Kane is a beautiful nightmare, I’ll just say it’s a “Sweet Risk” you never know what you’re going to get from her!
 
6) You recently dropped you mixtape entitled Pain & Redemption which is well received? What was the process like putting this mixtape together? Thank you so much! I began writing it while I was away in Egypt fulfilling my duties in the United States Armed Forces. I had a bank of songs written while I was away from home and a few more written upon my return from deployment. Only 15 made it onto the mixtape. It was a long and tiring process. I spent many days and hours commuting and recording in North Carolina and Atlanta from Columbus, Ga. After returning from Egypt, still jetlagged, I slept for a day in Cordele, Ga and got up the next morning and drove 6 ½ hours to North Carolina to begin recording the first few songs of my mixtape. Photoshoots and promotion followed for the release of the Mixtape, but it has been well worth it.
 
7) Can you explain the Pain, and the Redemption, like for instant the single No Love ft Looni. What made you write that song? Pain and Redemption is truly my life. It was set up from beginning to end to showcase my pain (Intro) and when I was redeemed (Feel Again). “No Love.” Ft Looni, was a really deep song for me. I’ve always looked up to him growing up and when he took me in as a sister and taught me things I knew that I was blessed. It’s so many people that I looked up to in music who I thought would welcome me with open arms but did not. Yes it hurt me, but I put that pain in my song while thanking Looni for being a true OG in the game. He was not afraid to share a moment with me, a female artist, on a dope track.
 
8) Not only are you a recording artist, but you have your own label Southern Belle Gang Entertainment. Can you tell us a little about your label, and being a CEO? I started Southern Belle Gang Entertainment in 2015. There are so many people who want to go after their dreams with no direction and no guidance. It reminded me of me when I was begging for guidance in music. I even offered to pay people just to teach me things and no one would budge. From that moment forward, I knew that it was my duty to create a safe place for talent and entertainment. A place where entertainers could truly find themselves and ask the necessary questions and get the feedback deserved. We have music, film, dance, modeling, and much more. We love entertainment. Being the CEO is tough, but I love leading, teaching, and protecting. I feel it fell completely in alignment with my calling.
 
9) Do you find it harder for a female being in this male dominating music game? Yes, but over the years I realized that will always come with the territory and I just have to know how I will handle each case.
 
10) If you can work with any mainstream artist, who would it be, and why? There are so many artists that I would love to work with, but I know we don’t have that kind of time, so my ultimate artists would be Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Adele. I value work ethic above all and I’ve seen all in each. What sets them apart from so many is the chill that comes over me when they perform live. If that comes through the T.V. screen we can only imagine what that energy will feel like when I’m on the stage with them.
 
11) So what can we expect from Jody Kane in 2020? In 2020, Jody Kane will be living proof that your wildest dreams can come true.
 
12) Any last comments that you would like to make? 
Dream big. Let your work ethic be bigger. 
Believe in the promise, but while you wait for the promise to be fulfilled, be productive in that time.
Last, in all things, know that all is well. God speed.
 

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