Jelly Roll explains his transition from hip-hop to rock
Many artists have experimented with different genres and sounds in recent years, and we’ve seen several make the leap from the world of hip-hop to rock ‘n’ roll. Jelly Roll, from Nashville, Tennessee, explained her reasoning for this type of transition.
In a chat with Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez, Jelly Roll recalled being in jail and finding out he had a girl on the way, which made him rethink many of the decisions he made. had taken so far.
Once he started taking music more seriously as a career choice, he released a mixtape in 2013 titled Whisky, Weed & Waffle House, it actually got him a cease and desist order from Waffle House – but it actually helped his career in a weird way.
“[That] It was like the first national attention I ever got,” the musician said, so he could throw a rock and hit a guy who can play guitar.”
Having grown up in a large family, Jelly Roll was inspired by many different genres of music and was always interested in trying to create in as many of these genres as possible.
“That’s kind of what got me into rock ‘n’ roll,” he added.
In 2020, Jelly Roll took the leap by releasing the ballad “Save Me”, which featured the artist singing and playing guitar.
“I’ve always considered my music to be cathartic, I’ve always called it therapeutic music. So it always had this very serious and processing tone, and ‘Save Me’ was just an extension of who I was. …I love experimenting Guess the only person I can really compare him to is Kid Rock – I always knew I would go from hip-hop to rock, I just didn’t know how or when. I never would have guessed it would have been a ballad like ‘Save Me.'”
In addition to “Save Me”, 2021 Ballads of the Broken is full of deep, autobiographical songs, including the current single, “Dead Man Walking,” which the artist says is about his own struggles with obesity and alcoholism.
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