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Luxembourgish rap-rookie Jast (@thisisjast) is about to drop his first mixtape and has a clear message: “Luxembourg has to prepare itself for a new wave!” Check out his interview with us!

How are you Jast? Tell us a bit about yourself!

My name is „Jast“, and I’m active in music for 6 months. A lot of people would just categorize the music I make and label it “trap” or “mumble rap”, but I‘m not a friend of these descriptions as I want to create a unique style of music for myself. But, of course, you can hear where I got my inspirations from.

 

Right now, I have 4 singles which have been released and one feature as well.

 

With “Flex”, “Hit” and “Skoda” with Swizzy F aka Forsan, I made my entry into the “so-called rap scene”. I say that ironically as I‘m not really considering it as an established scene that much.

With “WWDM” from whykirby featuring myself and 11pm, I collaborated with two of the most talented and youngest musicians in this country.

Right now, music plays a really important part in my life because I‘m listening to it all the time or even record some tracks, do the mixing and write lyrics at home.

How have you become interested in music in general and how did you become active in music?

I‘ve been interested in music the day I was born really. I grew up with the likes of 50 Cent, Eminem, but also Michael Jackson. I always wanted to do something in music.

Aged 15, I started to make some beats for myself at home, but to be honest, they were pretty whack (laughs). I then started to record some tracks on Garageband on my iPhone headphones (for example “Hit”). I showed the result to no one but my closest friends. They really thought it was pretty good, so I started to take all of this a bit more serious.

I bought the necessary equipment and started to make the best with the new material at home. For me, I would never start to look out for a studio and waste money, because I wanted to be involved in the whole process with all the time that it takes to make the piece perfect.

In terms of idols, I would say that Smokepurpp, Lil Yachty, Juice WRLD or my favorite artist NAV influence me the most. Especially NAV, if you take into account the things he reached being still that young.

Do you have any projects on which you are working on?

I worked for months on my debut mixtape. Both the name and the release date are to be determined. I‘m working with Lede Milestone on the mix and mastering. All I can say is that it is going to be pretty ignorant and that Luxembourg should prepare itself for a whole new wave.

 

What does the future hold for you? Do you have any plans?

Considering what I’ve achieved in such a little time, I am personally very happy with the progress.

I would like to say thank you to my homies who supported me since the beginning and are riding with me to every concert or event, to my family that has always been there for me when I needed them and last but not least to Lede Milestone and his brother J-Watt who teached, helped and motivated me a lot . I hope that look into a bright future with these people on my side.

I look forward to an incredible collaboration with Lede Milestone as I got a competent and complete studio as well as my friends alongside me with whom I can work on new projects.

My mixtape will be released this year, and everything after that, we will have to wait and see!