Up-and-coming hip-hop artist Jake Canney’s latest album, “Never Forever,” has charted at #10 on the iTunes charts. The album is a collection of songs that delve into the dark and emotional situations that Canney has experienced over the last couple of years.
Canney, who was born in Wareham, MA, but grew up and represents Killingly, CT, shared that his creative process involves going into his home studio at night, pouring up some cognac, skimming through beats until he finds something that catches his vibe, and then opening up Pro Tools and getting to recording.
Canney’s first introduction to hip-hop was through Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre when he was about eight or nine years old. Since then, he has found inspiration through artists such as Drake, Joyner Lucas, and Partynextdoor.
When it comes to live performances, Canney likes to get his fans excited about a show and connect with other artists. During the show, he likes to connect with his fans and get to know them as much as possible, making them want to come to the next show and bring their friends.
The most memorable moment of Canney’s career so far has been releasing his first album, which he put a lot of hard work and emotion into, and watching it climb to the top of the charts.
Canney stays motivated and inspired as an artist by listening to his old songs and seeing what he could have done better and then applying that into current songs, which he finds inspiring just from wanting to achieve that level of progression.
For up-and-coming musicians trying to break into the industry, Canney advises not to expect success to happen overnight and to understand that investing in oneself is crucial to success. He also advises staying true to oneself and perfecting one’s style without changing it to fit in.
Canney feels that the music industry is becoming more of a business than an art form, with the love and passion being drained out of the mainstream media. He hopes to make a difference and inspire others to remain true to themselves and keep the love and passion for music.
Canney stays true to his artistic vision while expanding his fan base by focusing on good marketing, sound quality, attention-grabbing visuals, and top-tier production overall.
Fresh off his first album’s success, Canney has no plans to sit back and take his time. He plans on releasing more singles and music videos for now and is always on the lookout for the spark of an idea for another project.
Canney hopes that listeners take away from his music that he has been making music almost his whole life and has slowly gotten better and better through hard work. He also hopes that his music provides a therapeutic outlet for listeners and shows the emotion that he puts into each record.
With “Never Forever” climbing the charts, Canney is undoubtedly an artist to watch in the hip-hop scene. His dedication to hard work and staying true to himself will undoubtedly inspire future musicians to do the same.
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