Interview with Joe Black (@joeblack)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I have found this field endearing. I always love to do what I am doing right now. So, to get more of it, I want to explore this field more. I was on house arrest for a crime I didn’t commit, and during that time, I started my path to taking music seriously. That’s the main reason to join this field
Can you share the most exciting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
I know that there is always one thing that stocks the most, but every time I see the reaction on the people’s faces, it’s a hall love story. Every work of art I do has a story because every one of these arts comes with a different feeling and different people, so please, I can’t say that I have one particular account because it’s all special for me and never goes down. It’s incredibly diverse, and it always will be special for me. I peaked #7 on billboard thriller charts last June for a song called Motorola. I started the “Motorola” challenge and teamed up with WorldStarHipHop with the likes of great dancers like “Dan rue” and other dance crews.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
I recommend they never give up without a fight because they never know what opportunities hide behind when they give up on something they’re passionate about. Just continue to be themselves and don’t take no from anybody; take advantage of every opportunity because the worse thing someone can tell you is no.
None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a person you are grateful for who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I would have credit to my Mom and Dad, who stood by me every step of the way and gave me hope when I was down. Secondly, my friends- have always supported me through thick and thin. I’m great full to World Star Hip Hop for giving me the platform and allowing me to be one of their first distribution artists to peak on a billboard and also was one of the first artists to have “day in the life” blogs. Where I would blog about my day to day on making music
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I have used my success to help other artists make a breakthrough and wrote music for some of our top tear musicians. I always try to share my knowledge with the world because I believe sharing is caring. If my understanding helps someone understands something, that’s my success. I always admire people who do this as well.
Do you have a favourite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“Live your dream” I named one of my Mixtape series live your dream because that’s what I was doing. I noticed myself around rappers I used to look up to as a kid; now, they are my peers. I noticed I was living my dream, so I named my album living my dream one and living my dream 2
How can our readers follow you on social media?
Follow me on Instagram @joeblack and Twitter @realjoeblack
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
I am saying thanks to the people who supported me. That a kid from Hell’s Kitchen New York was #16 on a billboard on the triller charts for a song called Motorola, and each week, I moved up the chart till I peaked at #7 and got my first plaque in June of 2021