INTERVIEW | “Behind The Mic” Rap Discussion [ Season 2] ‪ ‪@jahmonteogbon ‬ ‬ ‬ ‬ EXCLUSIVE via ‪@Team_Moet_610 ‬#W2TM


Jah Monte Ogbon a name that should rings bells if your an underground hip hop fan. This has been a solid year for him from getting his first song on the #Hot100 to getting spins on Hot 97 by your favorite DJ. It all started with him changing the game with some of the most outlandish (WTF) song titles that usually catch listeners attention. We’ve been following him for a few years an have seen tremendous growth in his music & brand it’s only right that we share his story.


( Team Moet ) Looking at your career over the last 2-3 years how satisfied would you say you are with what you’ve accomplished so far?

( Jah Monte )

I’m pretty satisfied with what I’ve done in the past few years I went on a self funded tour around the country and linked with majority of my favorite artists in the “underground”

( Team Moet ) What inspires your creative song titles?

( Jah Monte)

I once named a song “Vegan Chicken Over Rice With My Cougar Bitch Who Look Like Jada Pinkett Smith” and it went crazy so I keep that same formula

( Team Moet ) The “Infinite Wisdom” Project was one of my favorites from you. How dope does it feel now to be pressing vinyls up for this and other projects & shipping them all over the world?

( Jah Monte )

It’s a great feeling I planned all this out in 2018 so to see it come to life is fulfilling. I’ve spent a lot of money on beats, features, traveling etc

(  Team Moet ) You call yourself “the best rapper in Charlotte” do you believe that & if so can you tell us what makes you the best?

( Jah Monte )

The best rapper in Charlotte title is just a marketing scheme. There’s a lot of talented artist in the CLT I just work smarter than them so I shine a little more. I thing too serious just a idea I came with to stand out.

( Team Moet) Being an Ohio native an growing up in Charlotte as well how would you say your life experiences in different areas helped you paint a picture on the mic?

( Jah Monte )

Being in different areas definitely opened my eyes to a lot of experiences that gives me a different perspective on life and I add that into the music.

( Team Moet ) Between Jah Monte & King Callis which persona of yours do you think is the better rapper ? What would be the major differences between the two?

( Jah Monte )

Jah-Monte King callis it’s all the same I’m just a little more lit now.

( Team Moet ) This Quarantine situation is crazy but at the same time it’s an opportunity for us to focus on ourselves an goals. What have you been doing to stay busy?

(Jah Monte)  

During this quarantine I’ve been working on music at the same pace as always I’m just thinking of different ways to be creative when it comes to marketing the music.

( Team Moet ) You got a good ear for beats tell us a little bit about your process when picking them?

( Jah Monte ) I find the samples for loops myself majority of the time unless I’m working with a producer online. I usually go browse through a genre at the record store until something stand out. Either that or going through a few YouTube channels for samples.

( Team Moet ) How helpful would you say Bandcamp & SoundCloud have been for your career ?

( Jah Monte ) Bandcamp/SoundCloud is helpful because it suggests similar artist to you so a listener can discover other artist or that listener probably discovered you from a recommendation. If you know how to finesse the hashtag you’ll be good

(Team Moet ) Who are some artists you would say influenced you growing up being that you been creating music since a young age?

(Jah Monte) Camron, Sun Ra, J Dilla, The Jacka, Ampichino

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