Artist Spotlight

#1500Radio chops it up with West Baltimore's MoneyJake.

You can really see what I'm saying..I'm outside everyday.

Q: Welcome to 1500radio. You're our first artist spotlight, so you gots to come with the juice. I did a little bit of research, but for the record go ahead and tell the people your name, where you from, and what you do.

A: "My name is #MoneyJake, I'm from Stricker and Pressman, better known as Endless drive...I'm the best rapper in this town"

Q: Describe your childhood using a movie or song title.

A: "Bebe Kids.."

Q: So which one are you?

A: "I'm the one that was running things."

They say I'm the Baltimore Biggie.

Q: Lets get into the music. Tell me how you got into rapping.

A: "I started rapping 3-4 years ago, I got locked up, and then Izzy..he had did the..the Bodak Yellow Cardi B joint. Then I was like playing with it outside and my brother was like that s*&! really hard. So then after that it was on. So I did it, the city reacted good so I just kept going, I kept dropping after that."

Q: Who are some of your musical influencers?

A: "I like, right now, I'm listening to a lot of Lil Baby and MoneyBag"

Q: Same. Any old school people, anybody leave an impression on you?

A: "Yea.. they say I'm the Baltimore Biggie"

Q: We've talked a little about some of Baltimore's hottest rappers, what makes you different? What sets your music apart?

A: " can actually like see what I'm saying. A lot of n&gg*s, you be like where they from? Where they be? Im outside everyday, you can really come past to see me. People ride past this corner playing Luther Vandross, by the time they get to the bottom they like oh this where Jake be at.. Im really outside, you can see what I'm saying".

Q: As far as flow and style, if someone has never heard MoneyJake before, why should they listen?

A: Because..I give basically..I talk for the people who can't say it..n&gg*s that's locked up, n&gg*s that's hustling.."

He a fool wit' it.

Q: So just 3 years and your making power moves. New album out and tons of hot features. Let's back up first. Take me through a timeline but first, you had a slight name change right? Before MoneyJake it was #Fooly , tell us about the change.

A: "Nah I been MoneyJake but Fooly is my campaign, I'm just trying to show the Fooly side of it.