Never Too Late- The Grand Prix Story...


Never Too Late- The Grand Prix Story...

Perhaps nothing has been more entertain… no that’s not the right word. In truth, I don’t think there is one singular word that can be used to summarize or capsulate the life and career of Jonathan Johnson, better known to his fellow rapper and the Jacksonville community at large as simply Grand Prix.

A native of Jacksonville, FL, Grand Prix was born and raised in the county where they, “bang em’ and hang em,” maintaining a respectable life and graduating from Sandalwood High (which has become a feeding ground for local models, promoters, rappers and DJ’s). Upon completion of his high school career, he did what most practical young black men of our time did, he went to college… for the financial aid money (we’ve gotta get those rims on our cars some kinda way… that was a joke…). Pledging Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity at the University of North Florida and then transferring to complete his collegian career at Florida A&M all while releasing a few mixtapes to minor reception from the public.




But perception seems to be something Prix has never concerned himself with… so he kept working. And he’s worked hard to get to where he’s at today, which is something he should be commended on. He has a very solid knowledge of the business and his writing skills were never questioned. What was questioned however was his ability to project those same words over the beat… in short, his flow has …




I think I’ve been one of the few friends and business partners of Prix that has told him consistently in his career when I felt like something he put out was wack, rather than sparing his feelings. Me being polite is a disservice to our friendship, a waste of his time, beats he’s paid for, and the energy he’s exhausting to promote something that I KNOW won’t be successful. So I’ve tried to remain candid with him even when I knew others weren’t being as candid because in doing so they’d lose an artist who pays for his studio time ON TIME, will help promote for their events in a manner that any REAL promoter would appreciate, etc.


But finally he’s moving in a positive direction, the flow is finally starting to come together and the music is becoming appealing. I’m proud of the homie Grand Prix and I have no doubt that the alliance with Back Door Music will be mutually beneficial. You can check out more of Grand Prix at www.grandprixmusic.com or follow Grand Prix on Twitter… @grandprixmusic!

 Discussing backdoormusic and the relationship with pointblank by brandonkolbyjacobs 




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