Jasper Harris is a 19-year-old music producer. The teenager has been able to engineer and have his work on the albums of several mainstream artists including Dababy and Juice Wrld.
Harris was born and raised in Los Angeles with a passion for music. He grew up playing the piano and playing around with the mechanics of what makes music great.
Harris had a good ear for music and became more than interested at a very young age.
He taught himself how to do more than just listen to the music. He began focusing on feeling it and learning how to intertwine the instruments that all play a part of the creation.
“I can say so much more with music than I could ever say with my words,” Harris said during a Skype interview on Monday. “Music is like a natural high for me.”
He attended New York University at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.
Being in New York allowed him to broaden his horizons and develop more connections in the music industry. He has been able to meet like-minded individuals who share similar goals.
Through the connections he’s made, he has been granted the opportunity to get his beats and music in the same room as big-time producers and artists.
The people he has surrounded himself with have also encouraged him when times were down, and he wasn’t getting many opportunities.
However, since gaining his credits as one of the producers on Dababy’s single “Vibez,” Harris has been flooded with people wanting to work with him.
He is now taking a break from academics to focus on his recent success as the executive producer for rapper Lil Dicky’s album.
“It’s crazy how many people are a part of the formula to making music nowadays,” said Stevenson Choute, a business administration student at FAMU and a fan of Dababy. “I listen to Dababy all the time, especially “Vibez,” so to know that someone who’s not that far from me was a part of his album, is so inspirational.”
Harris is inspiring others by following his dreams, and he’s achieving it genuinely by doing what he loves. He hopes to continue his journey and make a major impact on those coming into the music industry.
“I found out about Jasper a year ago, and I have been watching his success grow,” said Aaron Robertson, also a student at FAMU. “This man is going to be someone big in the industry.”
Harris is one of the many unsung heroes in the music industry. With his love for music and his creative mind, it’s only a matter of time before he becomes a household name.