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J. Drew Sheard is making a new name for himself with a sultry new EP titled My Room. He began producing at an early age and has since moved on to making music as an artist and producing his own fan base.

“When I really got serious [about producing] I had to be about nine or 10, somewhere around then,” he told S2S. “I remember because that’s when my mom and dad bought me my first drum machine for Christmas. That’s where it all started.”

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Despite the strong gospel influence from his family, who are heavyweights in the industry, J. Drew has a personal preference for a genre with a little bit more of an edge. He describes his sound as “very musical and soulful chords meets, like, straight ratchet and ghetto trap beats.”

“Surprisingly, most of the music I listen to is ratchet, trap music. That’s pretty much one of my favorite types of music as of right not,” he said. In fact, J. Drew has an ear for artist such as Gucci Mane, Young Scooter, 2 Chainz and Juice J. “I was always doing R&B and hip-hop on the side, I just never got a chance to bring it to the forefront.”

This month, J. Drew will be on tour with Young Money Cash Money artist P J Morton; they’ll be doing shows in New York, D.C. and Baltimore from July 12-14.

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