Today we’d like to introduce you to Joseph Petty.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I’m 29 yrs. young. I’ve been rapping since I was 16. I was heavy into skateboarding and some days after a long session of shredding with some friends I would go back to their place and record sum freestyles on a karaoke machine for fun. Just something about it sparked a flame in me. Motivating me to keep going I kept writing & recording. Over the years, I’ve written, recorded, and released many projects and visuals.
The best part about my journey is I was doing everything with some of my closest friends. Milky Beatz, A.C.O, DJ Lazytapez, Suave-Ski & many more are people who definitely helped my path & grow as an artist. Shout out to the homies. In 2014, I was introduced to the craft beer culture. Rahr & Sons and Martin House were some of my first couple stops. The people were so welcoming and the beer was amazing. I began to religiously visit breweries and applying references to my music. The homies call it “Craft Rap”.
Please tell us about your art.
I am J/O/E (pronounced by each letter. It’s not an acronym). I’m a recording hip-hop artist, songwriter, and producer. Life is my inspiration. Everything I see, feel, & experience are put into each song I create. 90’s hip-hop is a great influence to my craft and you can definitely hear it in my rhyme pattern. An aspect I believe should be preserved in rap culture. I also try my best to keep my music a little abstract as well. Keeping the listener wondering a little bit. What I hope people to take away for my music is at least a “jewel”, meaning something you take away from a song and apply to your life in a positive manner.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing artists today?
Great Question. For some, confidence in your craft can be an obstacle. For more experienced artists, Promotion & maximizing your outlets can be challenging as well. Don’t get discouraged. Do research, reach out to more popular artists for advice, and invest in yourself cause you want to be as professional as possible if you want this to be a career or at least another source of income.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
Mainly online, where it can be streamed and downloaded details on live performances can be found on my website & social media.
- Website: sosicktv.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/joe0sosick
- Facebook: facebook.com/joe0sosick
- Twitter: twitter.com/joe0sosick
- Other: outsiderzklub.com