It's quarter to Castle Lite Unlocks 2019, and we have the plug to unlock all you need to know. GLAMOUR went around to dig what you need to know about some of the artists who would grace the Castle Lite Unlocks Hip-Hop experience to be held at The Dome, Northgate, Johannesburg, on 17 & 18 June 2019.
Here are seven facts you probably didn’t know about J Molley.
Who is J Molley?
Jesse Molley, known as J Molley, is a 21-year-old rapper, singer and songwriter from originally from Pretoria, Centurion but currently resides in Johannesburg. J Molley is one of the people leading the new school although he recently entered the game. He grew his fan base off the internet with his first single reaching 10 000 plays on Soundcloud in a month, now that’s dope.
J Molley was home schooled and believes that this has helped shape his independent thinking. In 2017 he tweeted to his more than 48k followers that he dropped out of school because his family couldn’t afford the exams and were about to lose their house. He said he had to man-up real quick as he raised money to save the house by buying it himself. He adds that he had worked hard to get where he is and made his own money. He wrote: “Just relax, let my success inspire you rather than incite envy.”
Inspiration for his craft
The young rapper says his inspired by young American artist who also grew their following online. He said Lil Yatchy, Playboi Carti and Travis Scott are some of the acts who really inspire him in his craft.
In case you are wondering, the young rapper is actually white not coloured. Well, that sounds spicy, we know, because we are living in a country that just refuses to value people for who they are, rather it cares more about their racial identity 25 years in a democracy.
Controversy over his a.k.a
We bet most of you have at one-point thought his name had something to do with the Molly drug... well, we are absolutely happy he has explained that people couldn't make out his surname, "Molle", so when he finally needed to come up with an a.k.a for himself, he just thought, "J Molley" and it stuck!
Ah! It’s natural for artists to record in different spaces every now and then but it's usually a result of a feature or some special occasion. Well, not for J Molley that is what he does every day. He will record with Ganja Beats the one night or go to the Raw X Studios every other time.
He says he considers Raw X Studios to be family, well, who wouldn’t. They are a bunch of young creative artists who just drop hits.
The rapper is currently involved in a relationship with Shamiso Mosaka. Mosaka is no stranger at all, she is the daughter of Azania Mosaka, the fabulous 702 radio host. Shamiso who the young rapper gushes for is his biggest fan and an inspiration. The couple are the cutest definition of young love. The young couple often share sneaky cute photos on their social media platforms. J Molley took to twitter the other day just to let the world know that his girlfriend is even more gorgeous when she’s asleep. Now that’s goals.