“I’d have to say the hardest challenge for me is when I record a song, hear it the next day, and have a whole different feeling about it. I just have one of those “there’s always room for improvement” mindsets.”

Check out the interview with Jemineye exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Jemineye:
I grew up singing in church, so the whole music thing was already in my blood. I started writing raps my junior year back in 2013, then that progressed into me actually writing songs. I didn’t hit the music scene until early 2016 because of a lot of personal stuff I went through. Putting out my first project JEMINEYE was pretty tough, but with the help of friends I managed to pull through.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Be stronger than your excuses. Also, you get things done when you focus on your own business. It doesn’t matter if your music only gets 3 or 4 likes, just put yourself out there.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
I’d have to say the hardest challenge for me is when I record a song, hear it the next day, and have a whole different feeling about it. I just have one of those “there’s always room for improvement” mindsets.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Being an independent artist I mostly just blast my art on social media as much as I can. Of course it’s always good to have people that share your music.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m from the small town of Paris, Texas. The other artists down here are on like some kind of gangsta rap wave. It is the dirty south so that’s common. The fans are pretty chill though.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself working on my third project with actual legit producers. Hopefully I could be working with producers like Timbaland by then.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Growing up my mom played hella 90’s r&b so that stuck with me. I’d have to say that Aaliyah and Ginuwine really inspired me the most because they’re so iconic. Today I look up to artists like Kanye, Drake, Rihanna, PND, and J. Cole.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
The music coming out today is pretty dope. I’m not really crazy about some of these new “rappers,” but other than that it’s cool. Could be better.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Twitter: @heisjemineye
Instagram: @whoisjemineye