TGJ: 3) Considering that you’re about to be part of a reality show, what’s your favorite to watch?
J. Drew: I don’t have any favorites because I don’t watch TV as I want to (laughs). But, some that I do tune into from time to time are ‘Love & Hip Hop’ and Lifetime’s ‘The Preacher’s Daughters‘. Those are the first two that come to mind.
TGJ: 4) What advice do you have for other “PKs” (preacher’s kids) who are looking to venture outside of the church?
J.Drew: The advice I would give is do what’s best for you. Try to keep as much positivity in your life as possible and try not to let any negativity bring you down. Just continue to move forward and do what you think is best. That’s one thing I had to preach for myself.
Also, make sure to stay prayed up when you’re making that decision and seek God in what ever you want to do.
TGJ: 5) Last, but not least, what is your favorite Clark Sister song and why?
J. Drew: My favorite Clark sister song is ‘For the Love of the People’. I actually did a remix to it. It is absolutely one of my favorite songs of all time. That song is incredible! Aunt Twinkie [Clark’s] arrangements are just ridiculous.
If I had to say my second favorite, it would probably be ‘Jesus Is A Love Song’.
‘For the Love of the People’
‘Jesus Is A Love Song’
TGJ: Now, bringing this all home, lets talk about your forthcoming project. Describe the JDS sound for anyone who hasn’t heard it?
J. Drew: It has a futuristic type of sound. It’s dark, but very musical. The drums hit really hard and I have a lot of 808s going. Of course, coming from where I’m from, every one expects it to be musical. After so many years of studying the music industry, I finally found the niche to being musical yet having a beat that everybody can get excited over.
TGJ: So, your new EP is due May 2013. What should we expect from it?
J. Drew: You should expect some good music! Good stuff talking about everything from relationships to breakup songs and, of course, some “turn up” songs. I also have a few inspirational songs on it too.
No title yet though because I’m still in the studio working on material for it. So, we’re finishing up that and should have a title pretty soon.
Interview by: Quinno Rashad (That Grape Juice US)