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Jordan Abrams: The Nati Legend

Name: Jordan Abrams
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Graduation Year: 2013
Major: Middle Childhood Education
Career Ambitions: Middle School Math/Geography Teacher
What made you decide to get involved with music?
I decided to pick up music as a coping method. Listening to music really helped me get through hard times in high school and freshman year at OU, so I wanted to make my own music to act as a diary, illustrating my feelings regarding my life so far.
Where do you get your song content from?
I get all my song content from personal experience in life. I talk a lot about relationships, love, partying, alcohol, and drugs. I’m not saying I support all of these activities, but they are all things I’ve seen or experienced in my life that have shaped me.
Why did you choose rap as your genre?
I chose to do something with the rap genre because it was something I could relate to. I have been through some of the same challenges and situations as many artists who I look up to and listen to.
At age 13 I also discovered my second cousin was the manager of NWA and Bone Thugs N Harmony which also played a factor in turning me on to the rap genre.

Who are some influential artists for you?
I listen to all types of music not just rap, but the artists that stand out to me the most would be mainly old school rappers like Tupac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, and Eazy E. I also am strongly influenced by artists like Bob Marley, Mike Posner, Machine Gun Kelly, Guns N Roses, Justin Timberlake, and Bobby Brown.
Do you plan on continuing with a career in music?
I do plan to continue my music career. I plan on performing at fests and house parties all through college, and I also plan to use my rapping to help my future students’ learn math in the classroom.
Where can we see you perform around Athens?
You can see/hear me at Jeff Hall open mic nights, the ACRN radio show, Oak Fest, Uptown Underground (by Verizon), Habitat For Humanity Benefit Concerts (At BW3’s and the fair grounds), and private house parties.
Interested in finding out more about The Nati Legend? Check out his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/natilegend

Junior Journalism major and Junior editor at Ohio University.
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