Timelesz, born Jason Lee King, wrote his first rhyme at age 10. He began developing and demonstrating his skill in the seventh grade and was known around the school for being miles ahead of the rest of the kids. He was already beginning to stand out many around the way used to say. The teachers even took to his rapping, making sure on his behalf that he was included in school events. This lead to Boogs booking performances at recreation centers, contests and clubs. Though he was incarcerated at the young age of 18, his dream of sharing his talents with the world never died. Now at age 35 he has written, recorded, and performed some dope material well worth listening to. On a hot summer day in 2016 we had a chance to catch up with him and it went like this.
1. How did you come up with the name Timelesz?
A Rap Group gave me the name.
2. We know you got locked up at the age of 18. Can you tell us what happened to lead to those circumstances and when you got out?
It was a bizarre situation between the mothers of my children and I. I was released at age 23.
3. When you were in Prison did you work on your craft or was that the farthest thing from your mind?
That was one of the most things I always did.
4. One of our favorite songs on the Spitfire mixtape vol 3 (Hosted by Ras Kass) was your track for “Hood Love”. That track was so vivid and we pictured everything you said. What was the inspiration for that joint?
Thank You for the love, my inspiration was my Love for the Hood, my Love for the People in the Hood, my experiences in the Hood and of course HipHop.
5. Is a video on the way for that one?
I don’t think so.
6. How would you describe your style of Hip Hop and what do you want to bring to the table that hasn’t been done before?
A little bit of this, a little bit of that, as far as what I want to bring to the table that hasn’t been done before, HipHop on a plane of ill thought.
7. Who were your favorite emcees coming up that inspired you?
Man! The list can go on and on, but lets start with the Golden Era: Soul Sonic Force, RUN DMC, B.D.P, Juice Crew, Rakim, Chuck D, N.W.A. From there Jay-Z,Big,Nas,2Pac,Wu,B.C.C.just to name a few.
8. What’s next from you as far as releases, etc?
I’m working on a Mixtape.
9. Your track for “Miracle” was dope as hell. It had a lot of that soul that seems to fit your voice and flow the best. How did that track come together?
The pen, the pad and a prayer on inspiration from God.
10. What’s the 5 year plan for Timelesz?
10 Mixtapes and 2 LP’S.
11. Are you looking for an Indy or Major label deal?
Looking for an Indy with Major Distribution.
12. What’s a typical day like for you?
Thinking about HipHop, MY CULTURE!
13. “Why Don’t You Love Me” was like a mini movie. Nowadays you hardly hear those type of records anymore. Seems like everyone just wants to hide those real relationship struggles.Was this song made from a real life relationship experience??
Sad, but yes
14. Before we get ready to roll out, what’s next on your agenda for 2016?
Just trying to come into the game.
It was good chopping it up with you homie. Thanks for sticking to that real emcee ishh and not riding the trendy train. We look forward to more of your releases. Please plug your sites and let our readers know where to connect with you!
Thank You,Appreciate that homie