We sat down with London based comedian and rapper Jester Jacobs (Joe Jacobs). His live shows effortlessly flit between hip hop and comedy, which make him the perfect fit to be featured in Avocado Toast the series.
Have you had a chance to watch the trailer yet? What part of the show excited you the most? If not, check it out avocadotoasttheseries.com
I’m excited to see anything putting Canada on the map. I’ve visited many times and it’s one of my favourite places. As well as being good people, the Canadian’s seem to possess a special sense of humour.
Which song of yours is featured in Avocado Toast the series and why do you think it’s a good fit?
My track is Grimefulness. A grime song about relaxation techniques. Looking forward to seeing some UK rap in the mix.
How much of yourself goes into your music?
I put everything into what I do. I look forward to hearing the kind of rap I’ll be making at 60.
Are baby boomers and millennials often having the same conversations but just using different words?
It’s more than just different words. The baby boomers left millennials a totally different landscape, socially, politically, economically. New language is just the beginning if we have any chance of changing things up.
What makes baby boomers so awesome?
They own property.
What makes millennials so wonderful?
That they are determined to leave the planet in a better place than they found it. Plus, they’re usually being sex positive while doing this.
Sex, sexuality, gender and different kinds of relationships are depicted in Avocado Toast the series. Why is it important to continue sharing these types of stories today?
The fact that people are not shy to own who they are and their experiences can only mean good things. There’s a richer tapestry to weave now.
Who is a major influence for you and on your creativity?
Anyone making something original that makes me wish I’d thought of it first.
What music related opportunities are ahead of you? What are your dream scenarios?
The exciting part is not knowing. Putting everything I have out there and starting again. The dream scenario is always reaching as many people as possible.
With so much going on in the world today, what’s your motivation to be a performer? Do you make music to explain? To get away? To move past? To widen our knowledge? To incite a conversation?
All of the above. The motivation is also to sustain employment. Leaving a musical legacy is a nice bonus too. Just need to not be cancelled before then.
What's next for you as a creator?
An album out this year. Planning on self releasing 12 music videos too.
Do you have interesting hobbies or creative pursuits outside of music? Tell us about it!
I’m a stand up comedian when not rapping. I’m also working on a book, along with every other stand up comedian.
Something else you want to share, explain, expand upon? Here’s the place!
Subscribe to my Youtube page, got a lot of interesting stuff on the way.
Spotify: Jester Jacobs
YouTube: Jester Jacobs
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