Stage Name:

J-Haze

Hometown:

Pittsburgh, PA

Label:

Iconic Music Group

Website:

https://www.instagram.com/tharealjhaze/?hl=en

J-Haze is a hot spitter coming fresh out of the streets of Pittsburgh, PA. It’s not every day you meet a rapper with the type of hunger for success that J-Haze possesses. He strives every day to better his craft and constantly remains a student of the game. The rising rapper has his own music company called “Show Off Gang” and has a whole crew of artists under its umbrella. He is currently signed with Nashawn Carter and his ‘Iconic Music Group’ and he is working consistently to hustle his sound under the labels guidance.

J-Haze recently dropped his newest album Pittsburgh and its a wavey project with great production, vibes, and perhaps most importantly, hard-hitting lyrics. The artist can paint a picture clearly in your mind and also take you on a ride through his life as a hustling creator from Pittsburgh. His creative wordplay and soothing cadence have people really starting to give him the recognition he deserves and it seems he’s on the fast track for success in the rap game.

Recently we were able to discuss a few topics with J-Haze and discuss where he plans to take his promising career next.


Culture Cartel:
“In your own words, who is J-Haze?” 
J-Haze:
“J-Haze, in short, is the ShowOff Gang Boss and King of Pittsburgh. I’m a leader, God-fearing man, and just all-around winner in everything I touch.”
Culture Cartel:
“Tell me about your relationship with your new record label, ‘Iconic Music Group’.”
J-Haze:
“‘Iconic Music Group’ is family and we’ve done a few albums together so far. Now that I’m one-hundred percent my own boss and my own brand, it’s been great.”
Culture Cartel:
“You’re from Pittsburgh, how has that shaped your life and music that surrounds it?”
J-Haze:
“With my music, you get the grimy and cold vibe that flows in my records. My city, Pittsburgh, is in my music.”
Culture Cartel:
“Did you ever consider Mac Miller an inspiration being a Pittsburgh native yourself? Who else from the city did you admire?”
J-Haze:
“R.I.P. to Mac Miller. He was dope, back in the day in Pittsburgh he used to open up for me, and shortly after his music took off! Mac was a good kid and held the city down. As far as people I looked up to in the city, I mainly respect PGH (Pittsburgh) legends like Sam Sneed & Mel Man. They had a big influence on crafting the west coast sound we all love so much from artists like Dr. Dre.”
Culture Cartel:
“You’re new album ‘Pittsburgh’ is a raw example of great music coming out of your city. What influenced this particular album and what does it mean to you personally?”
J-Haze:
“‘Pittsburgh’ was influenced by personal self-reflection and thoughts I never told anybody. The CD means a lot because it was for my city and for people to get a different outlook on a city they may have never been to.”
Culture Cartel:
“If you could work with anybody currently in the industry, who would it be and why?”
J-Haze:
“If I could do a record with Nas, Jay-Z or Eminem I be happy. These are people I’ve looked up to before I even decided to make music.”
Culture Cartel:
“What do you consider the biggest milestone in your career thus far?” 
J-Haze:
“My biggest milestone thus far is just having my team together. Now that my team is together and focused I believe the road to success will be much easier.”
Culture Cartel:
“What does the future hold for J-Haze?”
J-Haze:
“My future is full of gold, platinum and diamond plaques. I’m in a very focused space right now, so you gonna get a lot of great music, videos & content from me moving forward.”
Culture Cartel: 
“Sounds great. Were excited to see where your music takes you! Thanks for taking the time to have a word with us.”

Be sure to check out J-Haze’s newest album, Pittsburgh, available now and check out his video for the track “The Body Guard” below:
Also, check out and follow J-Haze at his SoundCloud here: