Is Jon Bricks? International; Liberian Rapper
Jon Bricks wowed me! Such poise, such humility,
such charm! I had the GREAT opportunity to
do a teleconference with Liberian Rapper Jon
Bricks; and I have to say it was a breath
of fresh air.
I asked him why he decided to start rapping?
JB: "Rapping is something that
I've always known I could do, and would do.
Especially, when I was a kid growing up; I
would always put words together and make a
beat from anything! I love the art of music
and where it could take you."
When you decided to rap professionally did
everyone support you?
JB: "My family, people I went
to school with, friends, and people in the
neighborhood- they knew because I always talked
about it all the time! I always told them
that I was going to be big someday and that
I was gonna come out strong. My parents, at
first, it took them some getting use to. Of
course, my parents wanted the best for me
so they wanted me to study to be a lawyer,
doctor, any of those things because I had
the smarts to do it- they didn't know the
passion I had to do what I am doing today.
But they understand now- and they support
me, because they see there is no stopping
me. Ha ha, they see I'm doing what makes me
happy and that I want to make people around
So rapping makes you happy?
JB: "Reaching the people
make me happy. I make the type of music that
will get you out of your seat. The kind of
music that makes you dance and feel good!
I want people, no matter what situation they
are going through, when they hear my music,
forget about all those problems; even if it's
just for the moment of the song. That's what
makes me happy; the outcome of what my music
does for you.