Jakarta Slim on Being Muslim, Being Friends with Doknow & Losing His Best Friend

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Jakarta Slim talks about his upbringing, family life, his new rap career and more.

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00:00 Intro

1:00 - T-Rell is confused how Jakarta is Asian and Muslim

3:42 - Dealing with being Muslim during 9/11 and when they k*lled B*n L*den, singled out in school for being Muslim

7:22 - Jakarta started drinking in 9th grade

11:03 - Hiding his drinking and smoking from his Muslim parents

12:38 - Doing bad in school and being forced to go to continuation school

14:11 - Malt passing away during a July 4th shooting led to meeting DoKnow

20:08 - DoKnow and Jakarta became friends in the wake of Malt passing

23:15 - Connecting with Cypress Moreno and MixedByMarv. Blowing up off a snippet of his song “Lotus” on DoKnow’s page

27:15 - Feeling like he made it when he was able to charge $300 for features

31:28 - Jakarta never did any tagging with DoKnow. Jumping out of DoKnow’s car when he tried to trick him into participating

33:30 - Finally gaining some momentum with the music. Recording with Cypress, Suede and Rucci and getting ready to put out an album this year

34:22 - Growing up on battle rap. Taking music classes taught by Dumbfoundead and Anderson Paak

35:40 - Working at a mosque. Getting crazy rac**t calls after 9/11

38:24 - Everyone thinks Jakarta is Mexican

41:53 - Jakarta sings a corrido. Explains why he’s able to sing corridos without knowing Spanish

43:40 - Reacting to Bad Bunny kissing a dude on stage

47:35 - T-Rell says DoKnow is scared of RJ

48:33 - Having songs with Yhung T.O., Bravo the Bagchaser, and OneTakeJay

50:56 - Not that interested in chains and jewelry

52:35 - Not revealing too many real-life details in his music

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