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Jason Porter (Feat. Phat T & Hopsin) - "Major Grimeage" Jason Porter (Feat, Mastamind, Lord Infamous, CutThroat & Checkmait) - "Last Breath (Resuscitated)"

Hello Fam, it’s Johnny O and I’m back with a very special edition of the Underground Spotlight. This time around I was fortunate enough to interview a 23 year veteran of the underground scene, Jason Porter. The man literally does it all, whether it’s his own music or his wide variety of Porterville beats. I’m most of you out there know his work and now we get to take a look at his latest upcoming projects, how the industry has changed and more.

So, without further adieu let’s jump into the latest Underground spotlight interview…

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Johnny O: I’m sure by now, nearly everyone here at Faygoluvers knows the infamous Jason Porter, but just for the hell of it tell us a little about yourself.

Jason Porter: Thank you for the grand introduction. I am Jason Porter, a 23 year Vet of the Underground scene. My first release dropped on cassette in 1992. I’m originally from Detroit and now splitting my time between there and Phoenix.

JO: Recently, the video for the song, “You,” was released, how did you come with such a unique concept for this video?

JP: With the song being the style and way it is, I wanted to figure out a way to do a 50’s style Doo Wop TV taping without breaking the bank. The idea evolved from there and became what it is. Check it out…

JO: Not long ago you also released you very first video for the track, “Horror Movie,” which actually played like an old school homage of sorts. Personally, I love the track and the way the video was shot, how was this process for you?

JP: Very time consuming haha. It was an idea I’ve had for years but finding actual 1980’s era working VHS camcorders with working batteries was nearly impossible and extremely costly. There were also a lot of odd and abandoned locations late at night involved…. and some of the scenes took a lot of work to set up but I’m definitely happy with the way it came out. It’s definitely true to form.

JO: I know nearly everyone remembers your contribution to Psychopathic Records’ Tunnel Runners compilation, “Jason is Back,” but since then how has this affected your career?

JP: It’s provided me a little more of everything and all the work that comes with it haha.

JO: On the career note, can you let us in on what may be in the works soon for Jason Porter?

JP: I’m currently finishing up a new EP along with a few videos for it. Nothing but sick and brutal shit. It will be available for download FREE and I’ll be pressing up a limited number of CD’s for the collectors and old schoolers. The first video from it will be dropping soon at YouTube.com/JasonPorterMusic

JO: During the creation of your last album, “Appetite for Self Destruction,” I heard you spent a majority of your time sober, was this a conscience decision and did it affect your work in a positive or negative way?

JP: Nah, it wasn’t planned, that’s just the way it happened. Some of it was written prior to sobering up but a majority of the process was done with a clean and sober state of mind. I don’t see a difference in my work.


JO: Another big aspect of your skills is showcased at PortervilleBeats.com, but for those who may not know, can you tell us a little bit about this particular area of your expertise?

JP: I’ve been producing beats since the days of 4 Track Cassette Recorders. I’ve worked with hundreds of well known artists and artists on the come up throughout the years. You can purchase instrumentals directly from me at www.PortervilleBeats.com … I sell Exclusive Rights only so you’ll never hear another artist using the same beat as you.

JO: You’ve also done a lot of collaborative work, but do any particular artists stand out in your mind that you loved working with?

JP: They all stand out in their own way. It’s been amazing collaborating with artists like Cappadonna from the Wu, Lord Infamous, Darkroom Familia, Mastamind and so on… Another highlight would be the “Major Grimeage” remix I did with Hopsin and Phat T. You can check it out here for those that haven’t heard it…

JO: On that note, is there anyone out there that you would like to work with, but haven’t had the chance yet?

JP: I’d love to work with a lot of artists… Bruce Dickinson, Ganxsta NIP, The Aggravated MC, DJ Fresh, any of The Geto Boys, George Fisher, Cedric Burnside and the list goes on…

JO: You’ve been doing this for a while now, how has the industry changed for you over the years?

JP: It’s changed in ways I could never imagine. I used to drive 20 or 30 miles one way to drop off 20 flyers at a record store… Go back in a week or 2 and there would be 19 left… It was definitely a struggle to get people to pay attention back then. It’s a lot easier to promote yourself now with the internet than it used to be… But albums don’t sell nearly as much as they used to because of the internet… So it’s a catch 22…

JO: Who would you say have been your inspirations throughout your career?

JP: There’s been many… I grew up in Motown and my Mom listened to music like The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin… So that’s what I heard early on… Then I discovered Metal and Hip Hop in the 80’s and that become my mainstay… I would also experiment with a lot of different genres by borrowing Vinyls from the Public Library… In the years since and presently, I listen to and am inspired musically by just about everything from Old School Blues to Cannibal Corpse to early Thomas Edison recordings… And everything in between. I like running that gamut.

JO: What or who are you currently listening to?

JP: I always have tons of albums in rotation… Currently I’m bumping Charley Patton, RL Burnside, David Allan Coe, T-Model Ford, Darkroom Familia, Odell Harris, Incantation, Iron Maiden, Big Prodeje, Da Undadogg and a few old Movie Soundtracks.


JO: So, what’s next for Jason Porter? Is there anything in the works that you can let us in on?

JP: New music, new videos, new tours, more arrests, more violence, more sexual deviance….

JO: If fans want to hear more from you, purchase an album or even some beats, where can they find you online?

JP: JasonPortersDead.com is the gateway to all of my social media sites, stores, videos, audio and porn…

Artists can also check out my beat site at PortervilleBeats.com

My latest videos are always at PorterVid.com

And those that wanna add me directly on FB can do so at Facebook.com/JasonPorterOfficial

JO: Okay, before we go, how about a few shout outs to end this thing right?

JP: Mad props to everyone that bumps the real Underground shit… Props to everyone who’s stuck with me all these years… And thanks to you and FLH for the interview… Stay up!


Okay, Juggalos, Juggalettes and the entire underground family thank you once again for taking the time to stop by and check out our latest interview here at the one and only Faygoluvers. I want to send a big THANK YOU to Jason Porter, I know that man is always on his grind, for taking the time out for this interview. Fans out there remember to be on the look out for his upcoming free EP and see if you can snag one of those limited pressings too. All of you artists out there make sure to check out those Porterville beats as well. Hell he makes every style imaginable and they buy one get one free for the exclusive rights.

As always if you would like to be featured right here on the Faygoluvers’ Underground Spotlight just hit me up at [email protected]. Make sure to include a short bio, why you want to/should be featured, a pic or two and a couple tracks. Of course don’t forget to include UGS or something similar in the subject line. So, until next time…


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  1. sketchez

    Comment posted on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 05:21 pm GMT -5 at 5:21 pm

    da fuck is this bullshit?

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