We sat down with resident Doane rapper Jameson Officer-Thurston, rap name of Young O-T, he answered a few questions for us on his fledgling rap career.
Question: What made you want to get into rap?
Answer: The thing that made me want to get into rap was always listening to it on the radio and wanting to know how people actually made songs.
Question: Who are your biggest influences?
Answer: I would say some of my biggest influences music wise are probably Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Tyler the Creator, and A$AP Rocky.
Question: When did you know you wanted to be a rapper?
Answer: I think I knew I wanted to be a rapper when I was young, but didn’t actually start doing anything serious with it till I was a sophomore in high school.
Question: Do you have an ultimate goal set for yourself when it comes to rap or do you just do it for fun?
Answer: Personally I would like to make into a career if at all possible, whether it be by rapping or producing but regardless it’s something that I’ll be doing for fun the rest of my life.
Question: Where can people find your music?