Meet Jayson "J-Didda" Butler, 38 years old from Harlem, New York.
“It started out as a hobby a way for me to keep the songs that I like in one place. In addition, I do marketing and promotions for artists and while I was studying how new music is reaching the people today I noticed that the "Playlist" is like the new mixtapes from my generation. So started creating my own list to showcase talent but also to just see how certain records I market fits in the mix with popular songs. The list then started to grow a bit on its own and I decided then to be a part time "playlister". ”
What is the soundtrack to your life?
Right now "My Pop Sh!t" is my soundtrack every song on it are songs I really listen to during day while i'm working or traveling. That is one of the reasons its so long I have trouble deleting records.
If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive)
I would probably love to interview or at least sit down and have a conversation with Quincy Jones. He is one of the few producers and executives who's career has spanned such a long time. Me and Mr. Jones share the opinion that "good music" is good music regardless of genre or era. Pop music is "Popular" music and it can be anything.
What is the best concert you have ever been to?
Summer Jam the night Jay-z did "Takeover"
Do you have a favorite quote?
"The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night." Henry Longfellow
Do you play any instruments? If not, any you would love to learn?
No and not now I have tried in the past to learn things but I lack the patience.
Do you have a life slogan?
Shrink the "Ego" and expand the soul...
What is the most annoying song in the world?
This is old but that "Gypsy" record by Crystal Walters I hated it as a child and to this day if it comes on I cringe.
What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?
Today's music is more about the vibe of a record which is cool, but if I'm to be honest the lyrics have always mattered the most to me, because you want to relate to art I believe. And at the end of the day that's what music is about.