As a conscious artist, producer, and songwriter, Jimmy Spittz is well aware of how content impacts others. His faith in God has created a stronger spiritual foundation which drives his passion to stay unique and innovative. Several trips to Chicago sparked a new love for elevator instrumentals and downtempo coffee shop beats which is heard on his newest releases. Hop on the train and take a ride outside the box.
“I started out rapping and djing but my true love was making beats. Growing up we thought the only way out was hooping, rapping, or selling dope. Although I had a great family, I allowed my surroundings to poison my mind and the decisions I made affected my future. Now, I make most of my music without words and I’ve learned to say everything without saying a word. Music is my meditation.”
Jimmy Spittz is hip hop in its truest form and upcoming releases will include instrumental Lofi, Jazzy, Lounge, and Latin Hip Hop albums.
“I will be releasing several projects. I got the Coffee Shop Slap EP, A Latin hip hop beat tape, and a few gumbo singles, just experimenting… new energy, super outside the box. I love chopping horns, crackling jazz records, and rocking out with live instruments.”
Where are you based?
Arizona, United States
How long have you been making music?
What genre would you consider your music to be?
Instrumental Hip Hop, Jazz Hop, Chillhop, Lofi, Lounge, Latin, Downtempo, & Experimental.
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
Singing in church, my parents old records, and love for beats. I started out as a rapper/dj and at 19 had a solid record deal with BMG Music fall through because the label wanted a stereotypical west coast Chicano rapper. I wasn’t down with that shit. I’ve always been different and took an L because of our artistic differences.
What are your biggest musical influences?
Quincy Jones, John Coltrane, old jazz, funk, soul, and old Spanish/Latin records.
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
Defining my sound and being able to express my vision to the masses.
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
2 full albums and 2 singles.
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
I released 2 singles in July 2020 with “Safe Haven” and “Wool Player.” Both instrumental hip hop records.
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
I’m dropping a single called “I Like Girls” on my deceased mother’s birthday 8/26/20. The exclusive remix features my good friend and talented emcee Landon Wordswell. This is the debut single off my long-awaited EP “Coffee Shop Slap” due out this fall 2020. It will be my best work and it’s super outside the box.