Junior creates rap album


Marley Rozman

Anderson works on a new track for his upcoming album, Fluorine.

Listening to Jameer Anderson rap, you feel an overwhelming sense of smooth, effortless melody and true passion. You can hear the years of practice and comfort in his voice, as well as the confidence that can only come from having a true calling. “I really loved listening to Drake in 7th grade when I first started, because he was young and very melodic.  I wanted to make melodies that got people through tough times when I was really into him. I think if I put something good and powerful in my music, I can reach my peers,” said Anderson.

He uses his smooth sound to lull the listener into a deep train of thought. It is this thought-provoking sound and true love of music that gives him his signature style. Jameer’s love for his music is deeply rooted back to his childhood. “My dad was a rapper, so that was definitely a big influence on me,” Anderson said.

His sound has a complex and intricate style that can only come from a broad love of music. The flows and rhymes of Wu Tang, Tupac, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre and Ludacris expose Jameer to rap at an early age, but like all true musical connoisseur, he didn’t restrict himself to any one genre. Nirvana, Rick James, Bootsy Collins, Justin Timberlake and Pink Floyd all brought variety to his palate as he developed his musical identity. “I had a big selection of music that influenced me, that’s not even close to all of them,” Anderson says, smiling as he reminisces over the music of his childhood. He clearly listens to all types of music and lets them influence his sound.

Perhaps the most impressive part about Jameer is that he’s only a junior in high school and hasn’t yet reached his prime as an artist. He is currently working on his new album, Fluorine. “Fluorine is in most products that we consume, and that’s what I want my album to be,” Anderson said.

He wants his music to captivate the human experience and provide a beacon of light through the struggles of life. His messages have deep meanings, something he hopes can lead to powerful music that reaches his peers in exceptional ways. “Rappers are the modern day prophets, we can reach the youth and the future quicker than pastors and preachers. We have to give a powerful message that can help the people around us,” Anderson said.

With his passion for music and his desire to spread a powerful message in order to help other people, there is no telling where Anderson could take his music.