iHipHop Exclusive Video Interview: Jared Evan On How He Beat Out Jay-Z, Signing To Interscope & Being Compared To Other Artists

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In the music industry, there’s always a new phrase being coined when it comes to placing artists into a box, (something they extremely hate). But in the case of Jared Evan, the phrase of “playlist generation” fits him to a tee. Reason being is because the 22-year-old singer/songwriter/rapper/producer has been influenced by the likes of Led Zeppelin all the way down to Al Green, The Roots, and more.

After coming onto the scene with the smash hit In Love With You‘ that was featured on HBO’s Entourage back in 2010, the the artist that calls Interscope Records home, then released a trio of mixtapes; Radio In My Head, Back And Fourth, and unCOVERED. Next up on his list is his upcoming project, The 4th Chapter.

Check out our two-part interview with the native of  New York, as we were able to sit down with him to talk about his growth as an artist, being compared to others, how he beat out Jay-Z for a spot on More Than A Game soundtrack, signing to Interscope, and a lot more.