All Bay Music: What is your Rap name? Tell us the story behind your hip-hop name?
- Elidio : What’s good, I go by Elidio. It’s my real name actually, I went by ‘Jwonder’ for a coo minute then as time progressed I wasn’t feeling it anymore and wanted something more serious. So I thought going by my actual name would help me balance the music and my actual being.
All Bay Music: Has anything happened in your life that led to the decision of becoming a Musician?
- Elidio: I got over stage fright and gained Confidence in myself.
Through music and being on stage I gained the ability to engage a crowd. And be vocal so I don’t sound shy or timid. So I carry that on the daily with me wether it’s at work or somewhere casual, I can be present and engaging.
All Bay Music: How did you get your start in the hip hop scene?
- Elidio: Out here in San Jose, CA. I eventually linked up with a long time friend and fellow ‘Different Dope Music’ MC YDMC. I started recording at his studio. Put a couple of songs together and soon enough live shows started coming my way.
All Bay Music: Where are you from and what was it like growing up there?
- Elidio: San Jose is its own little city lol. I’m originally from Mexico but raised here my entire life. There’s a lot of dope acts out here and it’s becoming more of a scene. But it’s still a hard market to breakthrough even if you’re a local cat. So growing up out here has its pros and cons. But Mainly it’s one of real aspirations of being one of the few who made it out of here.
All Bay Music: What do you typically rap about?
- Elidio: I’ve always changed my style. I believe your next song has to be better than your last. So that’s help me expand my thinking and what I can rap about. Mainly abstract things society, party, fun, pain, etc. and how I see them.
All Bay Music: What’s your last full length release that people can go check out right now?
- Elidio: Off top, I released an EP under ” J Wonder” and you can check it out at Bandcamp called ‘Flip The Pyramid Upside Down’ Www.Jwonderfool.bandcamp.com
- You can also hear my new singles and releases on my soundcloud
All Bay Music: What are you currently working on?
- Elidio: Mostly singles, be out there and stay relevant
All Bay Music: Whats your last visual release people can check out?
- Elidio: I just released a music video for new track called ‘I’m Mobbin’ Tho’ and you can check that out on All Bay Music or YouTube.
All Bay Music: What is your ultimate goal at the end of your career?
- Elidio: Have cool tour stories. I think no matter what happens I can say I got out there and made it happen for myself.
All Bay Music: Who is the most impactful artist in your life who has inspired you and why?
- Elidio: Bob Dylan. My biggest influence when it comes to lyricism. He can make a real bad situation sound okay because he describes it so well. The lyrics have to do that.
ABM: How can people reach you?
- Elidio: On IG @Elidio__