LandonBuford.com recently sat down and interviewed the lead singer of the legendary R&B group ‘Soul For Real,’ Jason Oliver, aka Jase4Real.
If you are not familiar with the group, they are responsible for hit records such as ‘Candy Rain,’ ‘Never Felt This Way,’ ‘If You Want It,’ and ‘Every Little Thing I Do’ to name a few.
This interview was set up by www.joinmusiconlyrecords.com. The company recently launched three unlimited music distribution packages and other artists’ services including playlist marketing to one million streams and now there is Zenith!
During the interview, Oliver discussed possibly releasing an NFT album, potential Verzuz battles against him as a solo artist and as a group member of ‘Soul For Real’. The full interview with Jason Oliver can be seen below.
LB: Last May you dropped the Due Better can you share with us what were you drew your inspiration for that single?
Jason Oliver: I was just really is one of those places when I created the record; I was just tapping into everything. You know the saying when you have been through it all, you can relate to everyone on a certain level. I was kind of speaking from a place where I was speaking for people, including two people that might be in it, and not feeling alone. There is a lot of levels that I touched on [and] it’s real.
LB: Also, this past May, we lost an industry King maker Andre Harrell. Can you talk about what he meant to you in the early stages of your career?
Jason Oliver: God bless the dead. Rest in peace, Andre! I never had any smoke with Andre, and I have always been a little bit ahead of my time, I guess with [my maturity]. But, he was a blessing in our lives, and I don’t have any bad to say.
LB: Soul for Real recently dropped the single ‘After The Rain.’ Why did the group feel this was the right time to release this single?
Jason Oliver: I’ll answer that for myself, and I think it’s a good time to drop because I know what we have offered. Like what we are about to put forth, I guess it is an excellent time because we are right here.
LB: Who would you guys like to collaborate within today’s generation of artists in music?
Jason Oliver: Really, those who would like to whom look to collaborate with me. Who’s dope, of course!
LB: Which group would you want to do a Verzuz within the R&B genre?
Jason Oliver: I don’t know, that’s a good question. We have a lot of songs on the album and projects; however, it was a short run as far as the airplay that came with ‘Soul For Real.’ So, that is hard to gauge, but that’s a good question.
LB: How about a Verzuz as a solo artist?
Jason Oliver: Aw man, they don’t want any smoke, and it doesn’t even matter. Even on the group tip, we are ready for whatever. Let’s go! They don’t no smoke!
Would you be interested in doing an NFT album involving unreleased tracks or new music you are currently working on?
Jason Oliver: Sure, that is part of the change in everything. Why not?
LB: You also have an artist that you are working with is there any new music that they will be dropping during the first quarter of 2022?
Jason Oliver: I cannot yet answer that question. There’s a strong possibility you will see the light shed on such as those.
LB: Over the last two years with the Pandemic, what is the one thing that you learned the most about yourself?
Jason Oliver: We are definitely different worlds apart, even though we are the same, but we are definitely different. That’s what I have learned!
LB: Is there anything else that we can expect from you personally or the group Soul for Real as a whole in the first or second quarter of the new year?
Jason Oliver: You can expect gigs and shows. We just did this Unsung, and you can also expect movies and short films. There’s a bunch of s*** that’s going to come to life and spark from this corner. You can expect some records from Soul For Real. We have a show in Memphis, Tennessee, on the 14th and something coming up on the 18th. So we are moving around a little bit.
LB: Do you have anything else going happening business-wise outside of the music and entertainment industry for Christmas or New Year?
Jason Oliver: Nothing yet in the realm of music, but thank you for reminding me about our New Year performances. You can keep up with us on my IG jase4real and the @Therealsoulforreal IG.