NFL cornerback, Josh Hawkins, is now taking the music industry by storm! He was recently signed to the Atlanta Falcons this past April, and is now balancing careers as a professional athlete and a music artist. In the music game, he goes by the name, J Hawk. The artist does not consider himself a rapper, but instead, someone who tells stories with his music. He describes his sound as “riding music,” so make sure to turn on some J Hawk next time you’re taking a cruise!
Get to know more about J Hawk below:
Where do you currently reside, and why did you move there?
I live in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was just the direction God took me in.
As a professional athlete, why did you venture into music?
Music helps me clear my mind. It’s my escape. I enjoy where it takes me.
Who inspires your sound and who do you currently look up to?
There’s a lot of different sounds I like out right now, like Future, Bryson Tiller, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Tory Lanez, Drake, Kehlani, H.E.R…. The list can go on.
What are your goals when it comes to your music career?
I want people to listen to my music and enjoy every bit of it. I want them to feel attached to the lyrics like, ‘Wow, I’m going through, or I’ve been through the same thing.’
Although the independent artist has not released an album yet, take a listen to his singles, “Not Like Us,” “Ball Baby,” and his latest release, “Beautiful Mess.” J Hawk is a natural talent. His lyrics, that he also writes himself, flow with ease. The visual for “Beautiful Mess” is definitely a vibe, and with a voice like his, you’ll want to keep this track on replay!
Find J Hawk on:
- Instagram: @28degreess
- Facebook: Josh Hawkins
- Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Ptw7PMTSeXKBUqiyq7Ccg
- TikTok: @28degreess