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@DJYEMI is the DJ you need to know

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DJ Yemi is a successful DJ who’s come out of West Virginia, a state not known for its musical contributions to the hip-hop scene. He’s seen a lot in this industry, has worked with artists like Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, and more, and has a story to tell as well as offer advice to others who wish to learn the craft.

Check out our exclusive interview with him below.

What’s the music scene like in West Virginia? 
The music scene in West Virginia is very diverse. You have the country roots and then you have the hip hop and pop influence coming in by out of state talent. 

What made you want to break out of it?
Traveling to other states and seeing opportunities made me want to expand.

How would you describe your approach to DJing?
My approach is all about connecting with the crowd. If I can connect with the crowd by making them feel every song and beat I have done my job. 

Who are some inspirations that have helped you craft your performance aesthetic?
No one particular person has given me inspiration. I have just looked at live performances on YouTube and my experiences at my own gigs have helped me grow.

What was the moment that you knew that you could do this professionally?
There were lots of little moments that bubbled into knowing a DJ career was on the horizon. But one was years ago when I got an EDM gig and I was able to change my live set with that concert. I created a set made for the event and did so good they invited me back.

What’s the hardest thing about being a self-taught DJ?
Hardest thing I would say is keeping up with the different sounds of music! So many different genres of music to maintain. You always have to be tapped in what’s making people move on the dance floor.

How do you go about connecting with such big artists?
I often look for an unknown artist with good sound and lyrics. Then, I build a relationship with them regardless of how big they get. Some have gotten to Billboard. The connection always starts at the root. 

How has growing up in the church affected your approach to music?
When in church, the music hits the soul and has more meaning than just anything that you listen to on a daily basis. So when I look for music that strikes my interests, I look for the same feeling. Soulfulness and meaningful lyrics that stand for something.

What’s your favorite DJing story with an artist that you’ve worked with?
Not a story, but one thing I have learned about the great artists is that they put in the work. Late studio nights, perfecting everything from lyrics to the sound

What tips do you have for aspiring DJs?
The tip I always give is consistency! No matter what be consistent! On-time and ready to do a great job at any gig! 

What would be your dream gig?
Don’t have a dream gig but my dream is to be able to continue to work with music and provide for my family! 

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Miami Artist Jiggz Drops First Solo EP “Jiggy World”

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Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Jiggz is an independent artist that has a versatile sound and is ready to make a positive impact with his music. The up-and-coming artist takes pride in being authentic and writing lyrics that are relatable.  Formally a dedicated football player, Jiggz found that music was the perfect alternative for him to express his thoughts.

“Music is the way I express myself. It’s the only way I let out my emotions because I tend to bottle things up unless I’m in front of a mic.” He said, “I also have a competitive nature in music as well and strive to always be a better version of myself as an artist.”

Starting his musical career back in 2017, Jiggz has been quite successful in the past few years. You may have heard his music on popular shows such as Daredevil, The Chi, The Grand Army, and a short film called Holler. Ultimately, the independent artist hopes to have a long-lasting career by inspiring and encouraging his fans to chase their dreams.

“I plan to make a positive impact in a way where when people listen to my music they feel a certain way of themselves in a positive light.” He admits, “I want to impact everyone who takes a listen.”

Representing the core of Miami, Jiggz is the next artist on the RISE! Ready to make moves, the independent artist has been working on his first solo EP “Jiggyworld” that is dropping today!

The independent artist has more up his sleeve for 2021, but first make sure to check out his first solo project “Jiggyworld”. Available on all streaming platforms or stream down below!

Follow Jiggz on Social Media for Music Updates and MORE!  

@jiggydmnd

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Yung Bleu’s Manager Mike Anthony Dives Head First Into the World of Artist Management

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Mike Anthony from Mobile, Alabama is the CEO of MA Music and manages Yung Bleu, the artist behind the hit song “You’re Mines Still” featuring Drake. From a young age, Mike has always been a music head. Growing up, he listened to Old School R&B and Soul Music, but had no idea that it would lead him into the music industry. Yung Bleu and Mike met about seven years ago, however he didn’t know much about the industry. Initially, he just wanted to invest and support Yung Bleu because he believed in him and his vision. But Yung Bleu wanted Mike to become his manager.

Since taking on Yung Bleu as an artist, Mike has learned so much about the music business. “What might work for one artist might not work for another, so you have to learn as you go and continue to learn,” he stated. As a manager, Mike is very laid back and is always keeping up with what’s happening behind the scenes. He explained his management style, stating that he lets his artists control their own image and creativity because it allows them to be themselves. On the other hand, he focuses on business administration, recordings, bookings, etc. When Mike is looking for a new artist to work with, he likes to work with the underdog – an artist with a vision others can’t see. An artist with a passion for music and someone willing to give it their all. When he signs an artist, he believes it’s essential to get to know them and build trust and loyalty. “It’s not just about the music or shoving a contract in your face. We have to have trust and loyalty, like a family.”

This may be your first time hearing about Mike Anthony, but this year, expect to see and hear a lot more about him. The possibilities are endless for Mike. Although he focuses on management, be on the lookout for his new music publishing company coming soon and follow him on Instagram @MAmusic to stay connected and informed.

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Michael Dean Has Over 24,000 monthly listeners on Spotify

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Rising Artist Michael Dean has delivered his long-awaited debut EP “Almost Famous” which features seven tracks that showcase a unique blend of various hip-hop sounds.

Almost Famous” is a sarcastic, dry side of me that’s why the name fits so well. I take my music seriously, but I also love making it.” He said, “It’s a whole vibe and feels to every song and track.”

Despite enduring a difficult year as a musician, Michael Dean was focused on releasing his debut EP which received an overwhelming amount of support from his growing fan base. 

Since his early childhood, Michael Dean revealed having a connection with hip-hop music. Throughout the years, the Orange County artist found comfort within the process of making music creating a bond that could never be broken.

Now, Michael Dean is associated with Compton Menace Collective (MHG) and has worked alongside notable producers and artists such as iLL Faded, Daylyt, Compton Menace, Caskey, King Los & more.

Following the success of his past singles and accumulating at least 24,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, rising artist Michael Dean is continuing to build his fan base with his EP, proving how diverse his sound could be. 

Michael Dean’s “Almost Famous-AF” is now available everywhere you can stream music. 

For more information on Michael Dean, check out his social media sites below: 

Contact Person: Dean Martinez
Artist/Company Name: Michael Dean Official
Instagram: @MichaelDeanofficial
Twitter: @itzmichaelDean
Email: MichaelDeanofficial@gmail.com
YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/c/MichaelDeanOfficial

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