Hi, my names Jamarius Gray, I go by J’mär Grae or PINKSWEATSHIRT, I’ve been making music for about a year and a half. I’m from Hattiesburg, Mississippi but growing up o was raised all over the U.S. my family moved around a lot we rarely settled so I never really knew a home until I was about 16.
What inspires you everyday
Life. Like actually wanting to live life. Waking up and going to work a job, and pay bills, isn’t a routine I want to get stuck in for the rest of my life. I want to create, travel, meet people, and make music that people enjoy and relate to.
What is something you would change about people in the world
Greed. By far people are crazy greedy and selfish, we care more for ourselves than we do others, we care more for our personal gain than to see others grow. It’s a systematic thing we’re taught since birth “take care of you first”, though I was also taught this I do my best to take care of me and anyone else who needs anything
What is your view on society today
Modern day society is very media based, evolutionary, and at the same time disgusting. I mean life is perspective anyway, so there’s a lot that I could complain about but there’s also just as much to be excited about. It’s an enigma really, but I think things are definitely progressing when it comes to social norms that were based on prejudices that were barriers that are now being broken. I really enjoy seeing equality for all social groups becoming the norm. I hope that answers your question
What is something youve struggled with
Love. Growing up love was shown but very disguised, my step dad was not very loving in the since that mattered, but in the way that was more of an obligation, and it showed in his abuse. My mother tried her hardest but I made myself very difficult to reach. As an introvert, I stayed to myself, my first girlfriend was literally the only one I’ve had in my life, we were together for 7 years and I found it extremely difficult to tell her I loved her because I never understood the term.
After losing her, I had an idea of what it was like finally, but it’s something I still struggle with today regarding relationships, friendships, and family. But, I’m getting better at it with very small steps, I practice it everyday now.
What is a positive message you would give others
live your own life. Don’t let anyone tell how or what to do, you only have one so make the most of it, regrets are heavier than your fears
Last question what is a goal you would like to achieve in the future
I want to perform at Coachella…a lot