Jarvis Adams better known as JahDaGod, born January 1st, 2004, is an up and coming music producer from Boston, Massachusetts. He is best known for his production on songs that feature notable artists such as JayDaYoungan, NLE Choppa, No Cap, Quando Rondo, Yungeen Ace, 147 Calboy, Lil Poppa, Troy Ave, Dee Watkins, P Yungin, Lil Durk, NBA YoungBoy, EST Gee, and more.
Q: How did you get your producer name?
A: Me and my brother use to rap, messing around. We looked up type beats on YouTube. I had a school project where they wanted us to create something on Garage Band. I had created something even after the project was done. Me and my brother started posting songs on SoundCloud. JahDaGod was my fake rapper name so I just start using it when I started making beats.
Q: What was your first record placement?
A: My first record placement, was Troy Ave. I actually had made records with him already. I was working heavily with him. He was the first artist I locked in with.
Q: What is the biggest lesson you learned while working in the music industry?
A: Really just keep working at all cost. I was working with JayDaYoungan. I started posting beats on YouTube. I posted JayDaYoungan type beats. I was watching his IG story and I heard my beat. I started working with Rashawn and Trapman23 on some collabs. We got one of my first JayDaYoungan placements. I started locking in with him and he DM’d me and sent me his number. I also locked in with Lil Poppa. My manager was always pressing me to make loops. I make drums. He told me to better my chances of getting placements, start making loops, and I started making loops. The moral of the story, keep working. There were times I worked so hard and I wouldn't make the album. I have over 30 unreleased songs but only 2 dropped on his album. It sounds cliche but that's all you can really do. A lot of these things you cannot control.
Q: What makes you stand out from other producers?
A: I really didn’t know I made the album. I locked in with DJ FMCT. I have been locked in with him before he was even signed. I know a lot of rappers love remixing their old songs. I started sending loops to CT, he liked my sound, and he told me to keep making the loops and sending them. Then he text me saying Durk wants to remake one of his old songs. Still use your sound, but use that as inspiration. As soon as I make one loop I would send it off. He started using all of my loops. He motivated me to keep working and sending updates while they were making the album. I was playing football and missing practice just so I could go home and cook loops. CT told me we had two songs on the album. I didn't believe it until I saw the tracklist. When it dropped I was like wow the songs are really on there. I wanted to wait until I knew it was on there.
Q: Where are you from, and how did it mold you into the person you are today?
A: I'm from Boston, I live in Dorchester there is a difference. That's the thing, growing up my mom one time when I was real young, moved to Randolph, a better neighborhood. I was still going to school in Dorchester, then I started going to a better school. They gave me a computer, which I use to cook up on. So living in the hood then going to a nice school was an experience. My mom worked very hard to put me and my brother in a better school and environment. My mom always believed in my music. She invested in me. My mom bought me my first set of speakers. I worked regular jobs and I saw the real value of a dollar. I realized, the same time I put in a job I can put in myself, and I ended up being a full-time Producer. When you do what you love you will never work a day in your life.
Q: What is your favorite DAW and your favorite plug-in to use? Why?
A: My favorite DAW is FL studio. I use Xpand, Electra X, Nexus, those are some of my favorites plug-ins. A whole bunch of vintage VSTs. I try to use everything.
Q: What makes you a hot producer?
A: I will say I feel like one thing you can say is I do not ride waves. There are a lot of things that come real fast but they die down. When your music has longevity, you have longevity. Instead of trying to make what everybody makes, switch it up to make your own sound. Another thing is, I feel like I study other people's music a lot. I take things from other people and make it my own way. You cannot speak down on someone in that position you want to be in. Everybody got to pay their dues, and I pay my dues.