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Gone are the days of waiting to hear about new artists through radio play alone. If you want all the new hip-hop these days, you read sites like ours and scroll endlessly on Soundcloud looking for what's hot around the country. If you've done either of those things in the last year or so, you definitely know about J $tash. But just in case you aren't familiar, J $tash hails from Florida, as have previous OTCU veterans Bukkweat Bill, QuESt, and YS (this is purely coincidental, OTCU is not limited to Florida residents). $tash and the aforementioned Bukkweat head up the quickly booming Relax Rekords, which is set to drop its compilation mixtape September 23rd, but we'll get to that later.
For someone who works and travels as much as J $tash does, you'd think he was a seasoned veteran who had been doing this for years. You'd be sort of right, as the MC is just 20 years young, but has been grinding and trying to chase his dream since he was 15. He was born in Queens, before moving to the Sunshine State at a young age, and then back to the Big Apple 2 years ago to pursue his rap career at the next level. Since coming back to New York, things have been really coming together for the kid, nabbing notable collaborations with a few members of A$AP Mob as well as consistently putting out hot songs on his own. All of this has been prep work for his highly anticipated Hood Rich mixtape, which he says we'll hear very soon. We got the chance to chat with the not-quite-yet-legal MC while he was over in Japan shooting a new video. Click through to learn more about J $tash and hear some of his illest music to date. We only ask that you do one thing, relax.