On The Rise: Adversity


It’s not every day you come across an artist on social media with this much talent. On New Year’s Eve, I was scrolling through my Instagram when I came across an artist by the name of Adversity. Brandon Johnson, AKA Adversity, has a very unique style. He prides himself on creating very meaningful songs through his lyrics and has very big plans for this coming year.  Check out our interview below to learn more about Adversity and his plans for the future!


Where Are You From?

“I’m from Connecticut, born and raised.”


How Would You Describe Your Style?

“My style in terms of music I would say is conscious rap mixed with a melodic, lyrical style. I classify myself as a lyricist because I use my words to my advantage and like to make people listen to the words I say and interpret them to get the full value of my music and fully understand what I’m saying. I just like to be me. Many artists lose themselves in what they are trying to become and transform to be something they aren’t. I just do me and make music.”

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Who Are You Biggest Musical Influences?

“J.Cole, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, NAS, and Hopsin.”


What Inspired You To Start Rapping?

“In High School my junior year, I had an English class and we started up a poetry unit. In that class, we had to write a poem and share it with everyone. I wrote this poem and I was worried about sharing it because I never thought anyone would like it or accept it. I had written poetry for a long time before that but never did anything with it, I just used it as an escape. However, it just so happened that I was last to go and read my poem and one girl teared up and told me after class that, “your words spoke to me”, and from then on I knew I was put on this planet to make music. After that, I signed the poem and gave it to her and that’s how it all started.”


What Are Your Plans For The Future?

“My plans for the future are to be the best musical artist that I can be, get better every day, and make the world a better place with my music.”


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