J’Something on cleaning studios before he became famous

J’Something on cleaning studios before he became famous

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Before he became a famous singer, J’Something used to manage, clean and prepare a music studio for other major local musicians.

The star reflected on his journey in the industry, taking fans back to where it all started eight years ago when he reached out to a cousin for help getting a job.

“My family obviously reached out to him and guilt tripped him into at least listening to my music,” the singer shared. “At the time I was doing gospel acoustic music and that really wasn’t any good… he listened and tried to help but it really wasn’t his forte and if I am brutally honest I just wasn’t good enough at the time,” he added.

In the post J went on to explain that he ended up finishing his BCom in Business Science and was then invited to Joburg by his cousin who helped get him a job.

“I guarantee you that the ambition of trying to get me a job had nothing to do with music. I ended up managing a studio and cleaning the studio rooms and setting them up for the big stars that walked through the doors (people like Hugh Masekela, Joyous, Brian Temba, Jamali, Sipho Hotstix, etc)… I did that job with such passion and commitment, honoured to be in the presence of all these stars,” he wrote.

The muso ended his inspiring post by thanking his cousin for “opening the door” for him. “Thank you for offering me your couch for so long and helping me buy my first car (a pimping Tazz),” he added.

Take a look at the post below:

Let me share a story with you. 8 years ago I was introduced to a cousin of mine (the short handsome fella standing next to me in this picture) … he was in the music business so my family obviously reached out to him and guilt tripped him into at least listening to my music. At the time I was doing gospel acoustic music that really wasn’t any good … he listened and tried to help but it really wasn’t his forté and if I am brutally honest I just wasn’t good enough at the time. Time went by, I finished my BComm degree in Business Science and once I finished the degree he invited me to Joburg to try and “make a plan” … I guarantee you that the ambition of trying to get me a job had nothing to do with music. I ended up managing a studio and cleaning the studio rooms and setting them up for the big stars that walked through the doors (people like Hugh Masekela, Joyous, Brian Temba, Jamali, Sipho Hotstix, etc) … I did that job with such passion and commitment, honored to be in the presence of all these stars! Fast forward cuz @stooooooge look at us man … backstage of the biggest Jazz festival in the continent headlining and filling up the biggest stage! Thank you for opening the door for me … thank you for offering me your couch for so long and helping me buy my first car (A pimping Tazz) and so much more! Let’s continue dreaming … 👊 📸 by @kgabolegora

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