Jharrel Jerome Explains How He’s Telling His Story Through ‘Rap Pack’ & ‘Trip Pack’ EPs | Billboard News

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Jharrel Jerome shares how he’s telling his story through his Rap Pack and Trip Pack EPs as well as through the short films he made for them, his biggest music influences growing up, how he picks his roles for acting projects and more!

Tetris Kelly:
You gonna have to give me that beautiful answer again.

Jharrel Jerome:
I got it word for word. I wrote it down.

Tetris Kelly:
He’s like, “I told you I’m an actor right? That was a monologue I memorized.”

Jharrel Jerome:
Hey, what’s up? I’m Jharrel Jerome, and this is a Billboard News.

Tetris Kelly:
It’s Tetris with Billboard News, and I’m hanging out with Jharrel Jerome, a busy man. How’s it going?

Jharrel Jerome:
I’m good. Thank you for having me.

Tetris Kelly:
Let’s talk about this project, “Someone I’m Not.” That’s a hell of a title. So tell me what it means.

Jharrel Jerome:
For me, the title was as multiple things, it’s very layered. First, I’m an actor. So it’s a play on the profession that I do in my career, embodying somebody that I’m not and transforming into a character that I have to create.

But then, to me, the irony is also how it correlates to my real life as well. My life changed dramatically. In the last few years of my life, I’m still trying to adjust, I’m still trying to get used to certain things and used to certain dynamics. When I step out in the street, somebody might, you know, I might be dressed like this all decked out as someone who might be like, “Yo, that’s that guy from that movie. Oh, let’s, let’s take a picture — let’s do that.” But really, maybe I just got an argument with my mother or something. So I’m not all the way ready to be that figure for somebody and so he is viewing me or he or she is viewing me as someone I’m not.

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