Writing Raps Through Trauma: A Guest Editorial by Bobby J
“Thankfully, I have an outlet that keeps me sane.”
Growing up in Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY, Bobby J was immersed in a plethora of musical inspiration. He began his ascent into the industry at the young age of 13 when he met “The Rhythm” rapper Kwamé, who, at the time, had begun his reemergence in the record industry as a producer. Bobby J, whose sound and style are an ode to the era that birthed him, hopes his music can help inspire the imagination of new listeners.