I recently got the chance to connect with Atlanta-based artist JBan$ (aka JBan$2Turnt aka Joshua Heath) to ask him a few questions in a featured Q&A for Lyrical Lemonade. The 19-year-old is currently residing in Atlanta and is affiliated with the Sailing Team consisting of Lil Yachty, Kodie Shane, TheGoodPerry & several others. While still being in the early stages of his career, he has amassed several plays on his SoundCloud dating back as far as 2015 with “Purp Savage,” and he’s really only just getting started. Be sure to check out my Q&A with JBan$ below and look out for more Q&A’s coming very soon.
J: First off, could you let our readers know who you are?
JB: I’m JBan$2turnt, a member of the Sailing team and a 19-year-old artist from Savannah, GA.
J: When & why did you first start making music? And what inspired you to do so?
JB: I made my first song the day before my birthday in 2015. I only recorded maybe 3 songs in the whole year of 2015, and the Summer after I graduated high school in 2016 and that is when I really started recording and got serious.
J: Your debut project “Promise Land EP” from February is incredible, to say the least. Can you go into some detail about the title-choice of that project?
JB: I named my first project “Promise Land” because my legal name is Joshua and in the bible, the story of Joshua is about leading Christ people to the “Promise Land.”
J: It’s no secret that the Sailing Team collective is a force to be reckoned with in the industry. Can you reflect on when you joined the team and how that all came together?
JB: I joined the sailing team last summer basically when I first graduated highschool. Me and most of the members were already friends from childhood, we just put a name on it.
J: You’ve recently gone back-and-forth with A$AP Ant on Twitter, can we expect a Sailing Team/ A$AP Mob collaboration in the near future?
JB: Yeah! Ant is my big bro anything I need I know he got me. Actually, as we speak I’m with Ian and A$AP Illz in NY lol. We’re really close to the mob I’ve known Carti since I was 16 I have stayed nights at Rocky’s house. We have music with the mob I’m not sure if it will ever come out or what but that’s the gang.
J: What advice would you give to young, aspiring artists looking to make a splash in the industry?
JB: Only thing I can say is to have a strong, smart team behind you and don’t get caught up in the BS just grind and stay on yo shit.
J: Lastly, what can we expect from the Sailing Team for the rest of this year & years to come?
JB: I’m dropping a project this fall and so is Yachty. We also have the QC (Quality Control) Comp. tape coming out as soon as possible and around Winter we will be dropping a Sailing Team tape. Just know everybody is working.
Thank you for reading my Q&A with JBan$! Look out for new heaters from him very soon, and while you’re at it, follow him on all social media sites:
Also, don’t miss his latest visual for “Good Night” directed by @DamienAku below: