Thursday, October 17, 2013


E.H.M.P.: How are you today? Thank you for sitting down with me.
BOST: I'm great thanks. Happy to be here and talk with you. 

E.H.M.P.: How long have you been rapping?
BOST: I've been rapping for about four years but a little over a year ago I really started to take it seriously and record as well as study rap and treat it like a full time job. Before rapping I was producing, something I still do. I've been making and producing my own beats for about 5-6 years. 

E.H.M.P.: Who and what inspires you ?
BOST: I'm inspired by a lot of rappers who not only rap but also produce there own music. People like Dr. dre, Pharrell, timberland, Kanye west, Taylor Bartholomew and j cole all really inspire me. But I also get a lot of inspiration just from my surroundings and my family. 

E.H.M.P.: Where can we listen to and or download your music?
BOST: You can listen to my music on YouTube, hotnewhiphop and soundcloud. It's available  to download on hotnewhiphop and soundcloud for free.
E.H.M.P.: How can we stay in touch with you?
BOST: Easiest way to stay in touch with me is to check out my Instagram and twitter feel free to follow me on both!
Twitter @graffbost1
Instagram @graffbost1

E.H.M.P.: Any last words and or shout outs?
BOST: First off a big shout out to eleganthoodnessradio and the amazing A.D. The General. Thanks to everyone who supports me and what I do. Shout out all the braves. If anyone wants to Colab hit me up on the above social network sites or email me ( always looking to work with new artists. 
Written by A.D. The General

Tuesday, October 15, 2013



N.A.B.: Tell us all bout who Jerz is?

JERZ: In short I'm a Father, Husband, Veteran and musician. I’ve been involved in music since the first note I've heard. I played Trumpet, Saxophone and Piano throughout my life and around 2006 a coworker of mine during my time in the Air Force noticed a keyboard in my room during a deployment and told me about a lil known program called FL Studio. Since then it hasn't been a day that has gone by without me thinking of or creating music.
 N.A.B.: What motivated you to become a producer? What would you consider distinctive about your production?
JERZ: I’ve been a heavy hip hop fan and around 2001 when is when I first heard The Blueprint! Kanye, B!nk and Jus Blaze did the incredible with at album and furthermore Kanye's college dropout. The way the instrumentals connected with me triggered something that made want to turn the musical experience into something that I can share with listeners. The one thing distinctive about my production that I try to focus on is capturing people with a melody, giving that feel that can raise goose bumps. That’s what I try to shoot for every time. The mechanics of making a beat is simple but producing something that connects is what the goal is each time.

N.A.B.: Where are you now in your career in comparison to where you want to be?

JERZ: Right now in my career I'm trying to establish consistency with my work ethic as far as the time i can sincerely dedicate myself to my craft, I've been very active in any and every showcase or battle that I participate in . I have to balance my life as a parent, husband a career to make room for the music so its spurts where real life gets in the way of dream life. B

N.A.B: What do you look for in an artist besides talent?

JERZ: That’s just it, an artist...There are millions of rappers and singers, but I'm just looking for an ARTIST... Someone not following trends but is in tune with who they want to be and willing to let a producer help them get there.
N.A.B.: Have you worked with any big names thus far? Is there anyone in particular you would be fond of working with?

JERZ: Thus far NOPE! Been in plenty of studio sessions with major artists but until I get one of those placements secured I guess to have to say no

N.A.B.: Give insight on some of your latest work?

JERZ: Lately I've been working with Philadelphia hip hop group..The Blok Boyz on a joint EP, along with my artist Shawn L. I’ve been really fortunate upon completion of my military career to jump right in the scene here in the Tri State area. 
N.A.B.: What can we expect from you between now and next year? Also take this time to elaborate on anything we haven’t discussed. Oh I thought of something. You were a part of the Elegant Hoodness Beat Battle in Philadelphia. How was that experience and would you recommend other artist and producers in signing up with this program?

JERZ: Between now and next year I plan on developing my artist and also continue competing in showcases and battles. Along with networking with surrounding artist and continuing submitting track for placements. Being on the east coast now has definitely helped me get into a lot of more studios and shake more hands now it’s just up to me to let my tracks speak. The experience at the Elegant Hoodness Beat Battle was incredible. The crowd A.D. The General brings out during her events are nothing short of pure hip hop. The vibe and everything was great and winning was definitely a plus!

N.A.B.: How can we stay updated with all that you do? Social networks, websites, etc.

JERZ: connects you to everything Jerz-E-Ric on the web and it also contains my blog and past works, discographies etc. 

Written by Special Gift (N.A.B.)

Courtesy Elegant Hoodness Musical Program 2013