Five Questions with Young Jas, Houston’s Next Media Maven

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October 12, 2022

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(HOUSTON)Young Jas is blowing up Houston’s radio and music scene. She hosts her own radio show every weeknight from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m on 97.9 The Box and DJ’s professionally at music festivals around the world. Most recently she performed at Rolling Loud New York 2022. The Click caught up with Young Jas to hear more about her career and her plans for the future.

The Click: What made you want to get into radio?

Jas: I went to school for broadcast journalism at UT in Austin, so I thought I was going to do local news or something like that. But I’ve always loved music. I always loved going to festivals. I felt like it was something I always wanted to do, but I never really knew how it was going to come to fruition, come into real life.

The Click: What was your most exciting moment working in radio?

Jas: Kendrick Lamar came to Houston and he did this free performance in the park at Discovery Green. And I was working and he was looking for a girl to come on stage and rap, Good kid, M.A.A.D. City and my coworkers got up there and I went up there and I rapped a song with him. And then I swear after that, my life changed. So I have to say, shout out to Kendrick.

The Click: How did you first get tapped in with the artists you DJ for?

Jas: So shout out to my girl, Kaash Paige. I started DJing for her in 2021 and I saw how she was coming to Houston. We had genuine good energy between us. If this goes well, she was like, we’re gonna test it out. I went to Made in America Festival in Philadelphia with her and I went to Lyrical Lemonade Festival in Chicago. And so those were our trial festivals. And then after that, it was like, oh yeah, we’re dynamic. And so then late last year I got to go on tour with her.

The Click: Has social media helped your career?

Jas: I love being a social media influencer. At first, I didn’t realize that it’s a whole stream of revenue and it’s something people do full-time for their careers. It’s the things that you would not imagine people would be so interested in that go viral. The most normal things. They love it.

Young Jas promoting brand partner Remy Martin.

Young Jas is a brand partner with Remy Martin [Credit: Young Jas]

The Click: Where do you see yourself in the future?

Jas: Ooh, I feel like in five years I wanna have some type of my own platform. I dunno if it’ll be a media company or something like that. I want to run it and then I can help other people do that as well. So I feel like that’s definitely a goal I wanna accomplish within the next five years.

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