Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


April 30, 2014

Kokomo rapper Jarrett Adams plans album release party Friday

Adams hopes to inspire through music


Even if she was the only one who liked his music, he’d keep making it for her.

Adams’ dad, on the other hand, wishes his youngest son would just stop and find a real job.

“He doesn’t support me the way I want him to,” Adams said. “He probably won’t come to my album release party.”

It’s those kinds of life experiences the up-and-coming rapper uses in his songs. He actually raps about his dad in a song he calls “DoorTHEE.”

The song played over the speakers at The Social during a private listening party on a recent Sunday night.

“Papa thinks that I'm tripping cause I don't want his position,” he rapped. “Dad I'm hearing you clear, but you don't make my decisions. I sleep with my own visions, carry my own dreams, kill any Goliath that's disrespecting my team. I'm focused by any means. I dare you to intervene. Only way that I quit is if I no longer breathe.”

It was a hit at the listening party, he said. It was everyone's favorite song on the album. It was also the first song he created with his manager Zack Miller.

Miller created the beats, and Adams wrote the lyrics.

It was a tough one to write, Adams said, especially since he calls his dad out. He struggled with whether he should leave that in the song. In the end, he did because he wanted to be honest in his music. It's real.

"I have to make music that comes from the heart," he said.

Adams said when he sits down to write a song, he doesn't get up until it's finished. The music just comes to him. Miller said he's never seen anything quite like it.

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