Karras Jordan: A man of humble beginnings

Within the entertainment industry there are a numerous amount of people who do an array of things, and have many talents. However, each individual has a different story of how they began and where they are headed. I had the pleasure of meeting one of those individuals who goes by the name of Karras Jordan.

Karras Jordan, born and raised in New Jersey and now residing in Atlanta, is a writer, actor, musician and model. He has been blessed in accomplishing a variety of milestones in his career. Just recently he published his first book, “Mind of a Manic,” which gives readers a peek inside his mind. It is available for print and digital download on www.lulu.com.

In addition to his career as an author, Jordan has also picked up a new venture—modeling. Jordan wasn’t into modeling at first, although he would receive compliments telling him that he should pursue it. It wasn’t until a friend needed a male model for a photo shoot that Jordan started to consider modeling as a career. Since then he has been featured on book covers, such as Jack Frostand You Might Just Get Burned. He was also featured as the “Morning Wood” on sandrarose.com and as the “Hot Man of the Week” on theberry.com. He has also been featured online in mainstream magazines Essence and IamJMariie.

To add to his writing and modeling career, Jordan is also an actor and musician. His mixtape, Blessed wit a Gift, Born wit a Curse, is available for download via datpiff.com. Jordan has also been featured in the web series Steel River and The Label. He is currently working on a script of his own.

Mr. Jordan is definitely a man of many talents who is sure to be a household name as time permits. Get a glimpse of what he is currently doing in an exclusive interview that I did on him.

How did you get into the entertainment industry?

I have always loved music. I started writing at the age of 13, but I would never let anyone hear what I wrote until my friends had heard it and loved it. I was also in a music group, and I took acting classes in college.

What is it that you want people to grasp from listening to your music?

I write about life experiences that people can relate to. Everything that I write about is something that I have experienced firsthand. I know that people appreciate hearing the struggle because it gives them strength to get through it. I want people to become fans of my music because when their fans of your music, you have fans for a lifetime. I read that you are working on a script of your own.

What can your fans except to see from you as a screen writer?

I always want to do something different. Just like in my music, they can except it to be straight forward. There will be a few surprises, but overall it will there will be life experiences. The script will be similar to the movie “Sin City,” and will be based off of my book.

What can people except to hear on your mixtape?

Well one is already out (Blessed wit a Gift, Born wit a Curse), and I’m working on another one. People can except me to be straight forward. There’s no gimmicks. There is also a few party tracks on there as well.

Since your book recently released, will you be having any book signings? 

That is in progress. I want to get more buzz before we start doing book signings. I’m working on a releasing an audio book. People like to hear the words the way that the author said them.

What’s next for your modeling career?

You never know. I try to stay relevant because there is always somebody new who is ready have your spot. I’m different and I like to do different looks, so that helps to keep me working.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?

I love movies! I love writing, it’s therapeutic. I also love playing pool, sports, going to the bar. I’m not really a club person though. I love traveling and seeing new things. I love anything that is a challenge; I love competition. I don’t like to lose. I just love to have fun and enjoy life.

What is your advice to those who want to pursue a career in the entertainment industry?

You have “Nothing to lose, and everything to gain.” You will get a 100 no’s, but there will be that one yes that will put you where you need to be. Not everyone is going to love you, but you’ll have those people that will. Don’t put yourself down because of a ‘No.’ Keep working hard; if you try you are not a failure.

Any additional comments, or shout-outs? 

Except a lot more of me and follow me on all of my social networks.

Follow Karras Jordan:

www.KarrasJordanInc.com

Facebook.com/Karras Jordan

Twitter: @KarrasJordan

Instagram: @KarrasJordan

Youtube: KarrasJordan

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Naomi K. Bonman is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University where she holds her Bachelors of Arts in Mass Media Arts with a concentration in Journalism. She also holds her Masters of Public Administration. She is the Founder and CEO of Awakened Media Enterprises, Inc. which owns Purposely Awakened. She has been in the media field since 2006 covering beats that range from social justice, community, entertainment, sports, fashion/beauty, and culture news.

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