Check out this wonderful interview with GoodLife’s, Goonie J. (Sorry for making you blush). Charismatic and modest, you can all see in this interview that his passion goes into his music. Growing up in Albany Park and moving around to four different places, his love for music began from writing poetry. Yes, I have listened to every YouTube video he has on there, and YES the lyrics are unbelievable. Everyone can relate to something in what he writes and all of his fans support him to the fullest. With all of the talent and motivation he has coming from within himself and after hanging out with him for an hour (I know, that’s a longgg time), I could see that he will strive to be the next big thing reppin’ Chicago. Nipsey Hussle, Mac Miller, Big Sean- keep a look out!
“I never really lived in a calm neighborhood or anything. All of them were energetic and not in a good way. But the negativity of my neighborhood never really effected me. OR inspired me. My childhood friends that I grew up with were the main inspiration. The way they showed me MAAAAD love when it came to my music was amazing. They’re proud of me and they support me to the fullest. And when you live in Chicago thats hard to accomplish. Chicago is the city of hate, every REAL artist out here knows that. But now it’s just to make my fam and friends proud. I have too much pride to do all of this and end up with nothing. I refuse to look like a fool 10 years from now with nothing to show from this. Pride isn’t my downfall, my pride uplifts me.”- Goonie J
So sit back and learn a couple new things from your next new favorite artist and keep an eye out for his mixtape that is dropping early May!
Also, a million thanks to Jacob Cuevas (who is partnered with the GoodLife family) for helping me out. Be sure to check his work out his production work at ‘SeeOurVision’.