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Rkulture chops it up with Jimmy B [Video]

Toronto, ON – SmashMouth Music Group artist Jimmy B recently sat down to chop it up with the fine folks over at In case y’all missed it, Jimmy B recently dropped his debut LORDS project. It was excellence.

Throughout the interview, we learn about Jimmy’s introduction to hip-hop via Eminem, as well as his influences rooted in an aggressive underground sound. He also gets deep into the reasoning behind why all of the up-and-coming cats cite KiD CuDi as an influence. Jimmy talks about growing up in Scarborough and experiencing a mix of rougher fast-life and chilled-out kick-back life. Jimmy never sold drugs, but he definitely had people close to him going through the struggle; this is partially why his music gets so aggressive. The interview also touches on Jimmy B’s forthcoming project entitled Prince Of The Borough (as in…SCARBOROUGH), and what y’all can expect from it.

Album plugging aside, Jimmy also gets into some very thoughtful dialogue when he’s asked what he thinks is holding Toronto back from making it on that next level: “Too much ego and not enough talent.” Jimmy explains a situation you’re probably all too familiar with – there’s a showcase with some massive local line-up. But the dude who’s headlining it all doesn’t show up until right before his set. “Everyone thinks they’re entitled to be that person,” explains Jimmy. “If we come together, you couldn’t stop that.” Check out the full exclusive interview after the jump.

Rkulture chops it up with Jimmy B [Video] -

Twitter: @Rkulture | @iamJimmyB

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