JeremY Caesar is an artist from Birmingham, Alabama, who is gifted in many fields. He was born in Montgomery, Alabama. In high school, even though he played football, music was his favorite art form. Born September 1st, 1993, he is known for making music that incorporates Hip-Hop, Punk Rock, and Pop. The music that JeremY creates serves as a form of therapy both for him and for his listeners. He cites Jimi Hendrix and Kanye West as his biggest inspirations. Being in nature or near the water is where he finds peace. Since 2015, he’s been working on creating his own sound in today’s music. JeremY likes to focus on what he can control, and by having drive and talent, he hopes to one day win a Grammy award. In the coming years, he is definitely an artist to keep an eye on.
Where are you based?
How long have you been making music?
My whole life as a hobby but professionally about 4 years
What genre would you consider your music to be?
My genre is heavily based in Hip-Hop simply because that’s my foundation ya know. I actually don’t like stapling my music to one genre. I like the freedom to create whatever I feel in whatever given moment. Same way people might be really in the mood to listen to Rock one day and 80s pop the next I’m the same way with creating. But Hip Hop is definitely the seed that was planted that everything else grew from.
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
Because music is the only thing to this day that makes me feel whole. It’s been a number of times that music has been there for me when nothing or nobody else was. It’s with me when I’m happy, sad, angry, upset, stressed and all of the above. So i consider myself lucky to be able to give that back to music. To be able to create something that can potentially also be that for other people is a huge reason why I chose this career.
What are your biggest musical influences?
I would have to say Kanye is a big influence because I admire is exploration into sound. You know? Like his “leave no stone unturned” approach to his entire process. I would also say Jimi Hendrix. With him he seemed so easily able to drop his ego, and let the music do what it’s supposed to. Frank Ocean as well. I really respect his dedication to his art.
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
I’m signed to and indie label named Infinite D Productions. Started and ran by fellow artist and Longtime friend ShivaSoullit. I really support and believe in her vision. And we have similar goals of utilizing music to help others heal.
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
My biggest challenge in my career thus far has been integrating music life and everything else. I just mean realizing how much sacrifice creating this reality actually takes. Which itself isn’t actually hard. For me it was more so blocking out the opinions of those who don’t do this. The ones who aren’t chasing the same thing as me. Accepting that not only do they not understand but also that in the grand scheme of things they’re the manifestations of the resistance and challenges that are put in my process for me to become who I need to be.
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
I have one single out called Bleed. I chose it because I felt it was the best way to introduce JeremY Caesar to the world. I have about 2 or 3 full albums worth of music in my arsenal though that will soon show even deeper who Jeremy Caesar is in excruciating in full detail……As of now lol
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
Bleed was made for those struggling with Substance abuse and addiction, also to give those who haven’t dealt with it a look into the thought process and mental state of being for someone who has. Not to mention I feel like the raw emotion and aggression that I portray on the record is something that everybody can relate to on some level at one point or another. I’ve lost friends to this battle. Which is a war in itself dealing with judgement from others or the fear of it. And often times getting to a place where you either feel you have no control over it or you feel like it’s the only way to cope. Either way I wanted people to know they’re not alone and they have the strength to overcome anything they feel powerless over. Substance abuse being something I’ve dealt with myself I wanted Bleed to serve as a voice for anyone else going through it.
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
I have a lot of things in the work right now. Working on my first EP deciding exactly how I want to roll it out and just being strategic about it. I can’t say too much but what I will say is a second single is coming soon and it’s definitely gonna show the other side of the coin. Just make you guys lock in and stay tuned