“I believe that if that talent was to rise up and come forth, it would outshine all of the negative that my hometown is known for.”
Check out the interview with Jayzon J. exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Jayzon J.: It all started in 2011 when my big bro Jabez Mashiac wanted me to make my first rap. I did, but I didn’t know what to think of it because I wasn’t an artist at the time. When he took a look at it, he liked it. Then after that Jayzon J. was born.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I made some business cards with all my links to everything on it and passed them out.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge I’ve faced was trying to get noticed. It’s hard for a new upcoming artists to get seen by anyone if they don’t know anyone important. It’s all about who you know. I’m happy that I’ve at least got some people to notice and acknowledge me for what I’m doing. Better than nothing right?
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
In my hometown of Pine Bluff, AR there’s a lot of talent that’s not getting seen. One reason is that Pine Bluff is known for all the crime that happens there. Not really anything positive. I believe that if that talent was to rise up and come forth, it would outshine all of the negative that my hometown is known for.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I like that everyone wants to make music. It’s a gateway to one’s soul. If you want to understand someone, listen to the words and how they perform their song. I feel that the well-known artists needs to seek out the talented less known artists and help them get a start somewhere. Everyone needs someone.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Never give up. One day someone is going to notice you and help spread you around to the world!
What inspires you to write your next song?
Life. I make all of my songs from different life experiences and different things that I see.
What do you think makes a great song?
Depends on the audience, some like a catchy hook and beat. Others like everything about the song from the topic of it, the beat, the lines or bars, the way that they feel while listening to it.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?