Exclusive Artist To Watch Interview: With “Gregg James” From Gurnee. IL.

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MusicExposure caught up with dope upcoming artist Gregg James to ask a few questions about himself and the game.

What is your name and what city do you rep?

“My name is Gregg James and I’m from Gurnee, IL.”

How would you describe your musical style?

“I would say it’s influenced with r&b and today’s pop sound but a little different.”

Who are your music influences?

“My influences are The Weeknd, Bazzi, Usher, Ne-Yo, and Jake Miller.”

What hip-hop albums did you grow up listening to?

“I’m a HUGE fan of Tupac. I also listened to a lot of triple six mafia and Young Jeezy.”

What would be your dream collaboration with any rapper or producer?

“My dream collaboration would have to be making a song with DJ Khaled, cuz..I mean he’s the best lol”

Which artist relates to you the most?

“I mean I feel like we all have a different story as far as music goes and what we all have been through. I can’t say I’ve stepped in your shoes if I haven’t and vice versa.”

What are three things you look for when you see an artist play live?

“I look for energy, crowd interaction and stage presence. Stage presence is everything. If you’re a singer I’m expecting to hear nice vocals and if you’re a rapper I’m expecting your timing to be amazing.”

Where do you find your artistic inspiration?

“I write about what makes me happy, sad, etc. Sometimes I’ll just write about other people and their situations as well. I can find inspiration just about anywhere. When I’m focused, I’m focused.”

How do you prepare to perform live?

“A LOT of rehearsals. When I know I have shows coming up I make sure that the performance is flawless and I give it everything I have. Crowd interaction is a must for me, I want to get the crowd involved as possible. My goal is to just go up there and kill it and leave a lasting impression.”

What are your social media accounts and where can we find your music?

“Okay so right now you can just find short covers I’ve done because I’m currently getting ready to release my debut single “Half Of Me”. You can find me @iamgreggjames on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and SoundCloud. My Snapchat is gjdo3 I post frequently on my social media. So if you say “hi” to me chances are I’ll say hi back.”

“Right now dude I don’t have any music out. As stated in the answers above I’m working on my debut single right now. I’m looking for a release early next month. I have snippets of it on my social media. I appreciate you taking the time man, and hope you take the time to tune in.”