Published on February 28th, 2022 | by MuzikScribe0
Jeromy Outlaw: Really Onto Something
Tell me your whole inception into music — When did you first become interested? And, how did it all begin for Jeromy Outlaw?
Music started in the early ’90’s for Jeromy Outlaw. He emphasized about cutting a record with his uncle in the living room of his grandmother’s 2 bedroom apartment when he was about 9 years of age. He was very talented with dance rhythm and poetry growing up. The modern day Romeo & Juliet, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brandon Lee’s The Crow soundtracks gave him his introduction to music by arousing his interest…but he wasn’t super open to showcasing his newfound talents to everyone, and only to his immediate family members in close contact with him. He also stated a little later on, The Box TV show would change his life and give him a greater insight on the Hip Hop and cultural of gangster evolution and conscious rap platforms. Groups like Cash Money Millionaires, No Limit Soldiers, Three 6 Mafia, G-Unit, Dipset, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Slip-N-Slide, the Lox, Ruff Ryders, Death Row Records, Roc-A-Fella Records and a host of elite artists emerged giving Jeromy the opportunity to not only understand, but later on down the line demonstrate some of the same qualities and potential of some of the biggest moguls in the game today.
Now you’re a South Los Angeles, CA, native, correct? So growing up in the ‘Crenshaw’ district, who all did / do you consider to be your strongest musical influences?
Growing up in Los Angeles, California, the Hip Hop genre in the culture has always been detrimental to Jeromy Outlaw‘s life; some of the strongest influences are from the likes of Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Tupac, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, Kokane, Tha Eastsidaz, Wärren G, Ice Cube, Mack 10, Dub C, DJ Quik…to the likes of Ludacris, Gangsta Pat, André 3000, Big Boi, Big Mike, Slaughterhouse, Crunchy Black, Project Pat, Lil Boosie, Master P, Silkk the Shocker, C-Murder, Soulja Slim, Lil Turk, Lil Wayne, BG, Juvenile, Tupac, Biggie, Nas, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Papoose, Jim Jones, Common, Kanye West, Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, 50 Cent, Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, the Game, Puffy…to newer artists Like Rich Boy, Problem, Nipsey Hussle, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Benny the Butcher, Westside Gunn, Young Brodie, Dave East, Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, Chevy Woods, Deniro Farrar, Killa Twan – All Money In – Pacman Da Gunman, Roadie Rose, G.I. Joe, Cobby Supreme, Hoodsta Rob, Cuzzy Capone, Weedogg, Shortstop, Sandman Negus, OSBS, Southside, Diddy, Don Bonelli, Bricc Baby, J Stone – All Money In – Conrad, Newport & Rimpau, Moxie, NewJacc, Trapstar Mexcco, G Perico, AD, Compton Av, East Side K-Boy, Joseph Outlaw, MacBoy, Ybn JC, Dom Kennedy, Tylo, Lil’ Bandit, Peewee Longway, Gunna, Lil Baby, Meek Mill, Drake, Jack Harlow, T Moody, Gander Yowe, Lil Cadi PGE, Spiffie Luciano, Champ Cash, Slumlord Trill, Killio, Reem Riches, YG, Rucci, Roddy Ricch, Desto Dubb and many more.
With that being said, how do you classify your overall sound and/or style?
Jeromy Outlaw stated that his sound is unique and arranged different; it’s organic and authentic. Curation from big selections to songwriting and composition, Jeromy doesn’t like to have the typical or so called industry standard sound that a lotta artists take heed to song composing in a particular format. Jeremy loves his sound to hit hard right in the pocket with an aggressive raspy tone and strong lyric base. Jeromy Outlaw feels like he can hang with all the greats; his ongoing pursuit to becoming one of the greatest MC‘s has taken him to a lot of different places. He’s recorded in numerous states; some of the biggest like Atlanta, New York, Virginia and North Carolina. He’s heard and saw a lot of different styles of Hip Hop music, so he’s always been diverse but kept his sound solid West Coast. He doesn’t over fabricate on the records; he likes to state facts…he likes to state and give the listener the opportunity to be a part of his journey, and actually learn certain aspects that happen in Jeromy Outlaw’s life…as in some of his records he references certain events that have transpired throughout his lifetime, while still entertaining the listener and giving the consumer a cultivated message that tells a story from trial and tribulation to triumph…and that is not easy, but it’s not impossible to reach your highest pinnacle and become greater than you ever know just by staying consistent and staying hungry. His sound isn’t similar to anyone, but compared to many from his community; he has his own delivery pitch and tone, he has his own metaphoric way of delivering the lyrics and give the listener a broader light of his community, his life and his endeavors.
You’re presently gearing up to release CRENSHAW RAISED ME — Although self-explanatory, still tell me, conceptually, why you opted to title the record this?
Crenshaw✌🏾👍🏾 Raised Me was previously released on Jeromy Outlaw’s 31st birthday, September 28th 2020. He stated that Crenshaw✌🏾👍🏾 Raised Me was a declaration and his enrollment into a bigger platform on the Hip Hop music and Hip Hop industry scene. Since that release, he has dropped two major mix-tapes the first, Immortal Vindication, which was dropped January 2021 and followed up with his latest mix-tape released and published on March 31st 2021 titled Still Runninh Laps; in remembrance to the late and great Nipsey Hussle. This would be the 2nd year anniversary of the tragic loss of this iconic figure in the music industry and Crenshaw community. Since then, Jeromy has released multiple singles as his latest single, which is it out right now on all platforms, produced by Phoenix 808 featuring Luxuryboy titled “Like We Supposed Too” is blazing on Apple Music and gaining placement on Spotify playlist doing exactly what the record is named Like It’s Supposed To do with great lyrics; a superb hook and high voltage beat composition, this record is one of Jeromy Outlaw‘s best records by far.
Who are the members that currently make up the SHAW GANG?
Shaw Gang is a collective entity; hi-powered, raw skilled and multi-talented individuals all in conjunction with the Crenshaw community. Hoodsta Rob, original Slauson boy, original AMB member started, and trust All Money In brother as what AMB is short for, founded Shaw Gang…and Jeromy Outlaw was brought on the roster early 2015. He has been an exemplary artist and representative of The Shaw Gang family. With artists of the likes of Ajani Shakir, Amiel Devine, CobraSG, KedaSG, JEROMY OUTLAW, Hoodsta Rob, Yung Brill, Pooh60, D Nyce, Young Westy, Weedogg, Thirst and production from the likes of 1500 or Nothin’; Grammy Award winning production team. Shaw Gang has managed to build a fierce and elite squad, ready to take the music biz by storm.
Switching gears here, what exactly do you want people to get from your music?
Jeromy Outlaw sole purpose with his music is to giving the consumer his own reality in life. He wants the listener to understand him, relate to him, see what type of person he is. Know that he has perfected his craft, and loves doing what he does. He wants the listener to understand that everybody can’t do what he does, or everybody can’t go through what he went through but for the people that can relate and has been through what he has been through he wants them to understand and know that they’re not alone. He also wants people to actually interact and be a part involved within the record when the record is playing. He wants people to say, “did you hear that line? did you hear that bar?” He loves the challenge in making a listener genuinely listen. Jeromy is on a mission, and he wants all his supporters, fans and friends on the journey with him. That’s his purpose within the music, and to also build a empire; that representation within the music industry to not only be accepted, acknowledged and praised, but also sustain generational wealth and always have presence forever with his records. He wants to be recognized for his musical accomplishments even after he’s off this earth.
If you could collaborate with any one artist, living or dead, who would it be and why?
Jeromy stated that if he was to do a record with one artist dead or alive it would be two people; Michael Jackson or Prince. Jeromy stated that growing up in his household, and even when he was in DCFS as he was a ward of the court, growing up majority of the people he was around stayed with or had ties to always seemed to have something to do with Prince or Michael Jackson. They were two of the most influential artists of this time. He understands the influence they have over the world, and the cult following they’ve had from the message they gave. He will want to do a record that can potentially change the dynamic of not only music, but within the world. Jeromy specifically said these two artists because he knows how much their voices meant to the world, and he wants to duplicate that same manner and same influence with his own following, supporters, fans and friends.
If you could play any venue in the world, which one would you choose and why?
As Jeromy has already done or been a part of some big venues; such as SOB’s NYC with J Stone and All Money In and Yams Day 2020 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn with the infamous A$AP Mob; A$AP Rocky, A$AP illz, A$AP Rell, A$ap Twelvyy and an all star cast of artists from the up and coming rising stars of NYC to The Observatory (in) OC to The Novo downtown with G Perico and friends to The Airliner to even be in attendance from the historical Nipsey Hussle Victory Lap Palladium concert. Jeromy Outlaw stated no bigger stage in music to him than the Grammys or Super Bowl halftime. Jeromy stated that he wants to do one of those events to solidify his status in industry!
In terms of longevity, what do you feel it is that will continue to sustain you in this grueling industry?
Longevity in this industry to Jeromy Outlaw considered becoming the majority owner and having other endeavor businesses, endorsements, revenue streams based around his music. Some of the familiar aspects deal with some of the majority and major consumers throughout the world. Jeromy stated that he wants to deal with fashion, cannabis, film and television…along with sports, becoming some type of majority owner and being acknowledged in stock and crypto. In his mind, having his foot in all of these different entities will ensure longevity within the industry and within having generational wealth for his children and families for decades and eras to come. Jeromy is very intelligent and still eager to learn because there’s so much in this world that we still don’t know, and have so much to learn about. He can take constructive criticism. He loves to research when he doesn’t know things, and he’s eager to listen to while he listens if he doesn’t know something which makes him more easier to network and build with. Jeromy has a passion for building new relationships, seeing greater heights, doing it bigger and better than before, so the eagerness and hunger for progression within his salvation brings him to be a more reasonable candidate to succeed.
Do you have any other outside / additional future aspirations, maybe even completely away from music?
Jeromy says that he will always be a part of music even if it’s not him rapping or recording, as he has the Round Trip ENT label, He also owns a publishing company, and aspires to own several businesses within the retail department and entertainment department; from studios, clothing stores to discount shops, property and establish his label. Jeromy said that he wants to grow old and see his children’s grandchildren‘s grandchildren. He wants to be a part of the day-to-day operations until he’s old old Lol! He wants to see how his empire built from the ground up and sustained without reasonable doubt a solidified stature in the music and corporate business in America and overseas. Jeromy‘s ambition to become a mogul most definitely gives him an uplifting spiritual and emotional bond with the music, and with his company as a whole.
Looking ahead, say five or maybe even ten years from now, where do you see yourself?
5 to 10 years from now, Jeromy Outlaw sees his self as an established artist giving other up-and-coming artists opportunities that he wasn’t given. 5 to 10 years from where he is today, Jeromy stated that he works for the long run but also preserves himself for the day; you have to be in today to understand tomorrow he said. Jeromy’s passion and hunger to be successful has made him a better individual in today’s society as he was considered a menace at one point of his life. Jeromy has devoted his life to becoming a mogul. He also stated that 5 to 10 years from now, he will still be hustling, composing records, putting other people in position and still living young as he becomes in his prime years.
As for the immediate, what’s next for Jeromy Outlaw?
As of now, Jeromy Outlaw has just dropped a single titled “Like We Supposed Too,” available on all platforms; produced by Phoenix 808, featuring Luxuryboy…and he said that he will be dropping another solidified single featuring Whitney Sky titled “Loyalty Over Love,” produced by Black The Beast on the third year anniversary of Nipsey Hussle‘s tragic assassination, March 31st 2022. He stated this record is a different sound for him; it’s not the original or typical sound that he was bringing. He’s coming with a whole new sound, with more pain and more reality. Jeromy has been curating a whole new sound and style, and he’s ready to showcase a preview of one of the diverse sounds he has March 31st.
Is there anything I left out or just plain forgot to mention?
And, are there any “closing” thought(s) for our readers?
Growing up in a environment where gangs in turmoil ruled the lands, Jeromy Outlaw had to continuously fight to the trials and tribulations of every day living in a society where not only are you prejudged and considered a statistical individual in the community but had to overcome and fight to survive every day. Yes, Jeromy Outlaw grew up a gang-banger but as gradually as time passed he turned into a cultural and community leader who loves and cares for his 3 young boys. He also became A MAN as he stated, and wants his younger homies to take a better path and ensure life after 18, 21 and 25. I’m on all my little homies to live. I wanna see all my brothers that still here, that’s not lost to the struggle, to prevail and not just have to struggle but more so live life as they were not being able to live amongst this cruel and aggressive world we live in where you either the victim or suspect, and we were always taught not to be the victim. Jeromy has said that no matter what, he’s gonna always be around and from his neighborhood where he grew up at, but he wants to see something greater and bigger and take the people around him on the journey so they can learn that there is more than just a Crenshaw district; it’s a whole world that we need to live and see…he wants just that.
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