Sunset Park rapper aims for greatness, hopes to inspire artists

Posted: Updated:

A rapper from Sunset Park is aspiring for greatness and hoping to inspire other artists as well.

Matthew Hernandez, better known by his stage name Jookz, has been writing rhymes since he was 9 years old when he was introduced to rapping through Biggie Small's hit song, “Juicy.”

"I took a liking to it, and then I wanted to express it in my own words into that form of music,” he says.

Jookz says his goal with each song is expressing a thought or idea that others can relate to - or at the very least understand.

He says money, traveling, girls and cars are some of the recurring themes that drive his storytelling.

It’s gotten him pretty far for a 26-year-old, with performances around the world and songs played on the radio.

 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."