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An Inspirational story of ‘Artist, Engineer and Producer Michael M Jeni’

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Journalist- Hello !!! How are you ? 

“Hello, I’m doing well! Thank you for having me!” 

Journalist-Please, Introduce yourself? “Where should I start?

I’m Michael M Jeni, a “AfroPop/AfroBeat artist based in Iowa born in Idaho, umm my favorite color is red, and music is my passion. I’m always nervous doing these interviews.”

Journalist-What got you into music and made you realize that it was your chosen path?

“Music has always been apart of my life since birth. I start and end my day with music everyday. My love for music came at a the age of 3 if I’m correct. My parents used to tell me stories that I would imitate dance moves, and singing from artists like Michael Jackson, Koffi Olomide, and that’s where it all started. Even going through elementary to high school I played the violin, I was in honors choir, and was able to learn music theory which helps with everything I do music wise today. Fast forward to 2015 I lost my mother to cancer, I had to find different ways to channel emotions that I was feeling so I turned to writing music, and here we are today. Overtime hearing peoples reactions about my music, and how it helped them through a situation, or how it inspires them, that’s what let me know I’ve chosen the right path, no matter how long it takes. Music is my outlet to express myself and things I go through, if I didn’t have music, I honestly wouldn’t be here and that’s a fact”

Journalist-Tell us about your new single. And what’s the story behind it?

“My latest single “Tokooos II” (Good Vibes II) was inspired by one of my idols Fally Ipupa, he’s an African artist from Congo! His music amongst others like Koffi Olomide, Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, Anita Baker, Eric Bellinger, and others inspires the music I make today. This particular single gives a summer vibe, it’s uptempo, groovy, makes you want to dance a bit. This song tells a story about wanting to vibe with someone again that you know or have history with, that one person that makes you feel a certain way. You know? Someone that you truly vibe with. When you hear this song it should put a smile on your face”

Journalist-What makes your music unique?

My style of music is different, as mentioned before, my style is “AfroPop/AfroBeat, in Iowa, that is rare, my sound is rare and different, which I don’t mind, it’s me. I have to do what’s authentic and raw, and my African Rwandan heritage is me, minus the politics and issues in Rwanda. Growing up I was afraid to let my peers and others know was African, I was bullied because of it, today I have a greater appreciation and understanding of my culture.

Journalist- What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?

“Trust yourself and the process. Always remain humble, and be patient. Timing is everything, don’t rush your art for anybody, money is NEVER the end goal. You’ll feel every emotion doing this, you’ll have days where you get no sleep, you’ll have days where you cry, your angry, happy, you’ll even have days where your alone, you feel like no one understands you or what your trying to accomplish, but it’s all a balance, always remember there’s a purpose why your doing music, more importantly, never give up, finish the race strong.”

Journalist-And any particular artist/band you would like to collaborate with in the future?

One dream collaboration would be with Fally Ipupa, his artistry, and how he approaches his craft is unique! He practices the method of pushing yourself beyond your limits and challenging yourself. That’s inspirational.

Journalist-Any upcoming projects?

“Right now we’re about to begin a new era. In a Couple months the music video for “Tokooos II” (Good Vibes II) will be released and directly after that, the “King” Era starts…. “King” is the title of my new EP and the first single from my new EP is titled “C’est Moi” (It’s me). I named my EP “King” because of what my middle and last name means, no cocky shit just to be clear, but definitely expect my new single very soon!

Journalist-How our Readers contact with you?

“Definetly follow me on all social media platforms even TIKTOK @michaelmjeni

 

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Who Is Tae Daproducer ?

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Tae Daproducer

Taevione Lanier also known as Tae Daproducer is an producer- artist from Birmingham AL,
that has been heating up recently in the rap game. He has been dropping music videos along
with producer content on Youtube this past year and has gotten a good amount of attention.

Tae Daproducer has over 100k views on his Youtube videos & nearly 15k followers on Instagram. Tae Daproducer also has over 20,000 monthly listeners on Spotify , which is continuing to grow. Tae DaProducer looks to keep his momentum going by dropping more music , YouTube videos , and beats on his numerous platforms.

Tae Daproducer has set the standards high for many upcoming artists-producers. He is not only gaining love and fandom for his melodic songs and beats , but also for his risk taking ability to branch into new styles and creative lanes. His focus has always been the people because without them he would be nowhere and his talent would be unheard.Tae Daproducer has always crafted his songs with his fans and audience in mind and believes that to be the best and only approach if you want to truly connect with your fans.

You can find him on all the major platforms such as Apple Music , Instagram , Spotify , and
YouTube simply by searching…

(Apple Music ,Spotify, YouTube ) : Tae Daproducer
(Instagram) : TaeDaproducer_

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Gucci Gordy turns his music hobby into a lifestyle

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Gucci Gordy

Q. Who is Gucci Gordy? Gucci Gordy is the mmelinum version of Barry Gordy of Motwn.

Q. How’d you get into the music industry to begin with? I started in St Louis, and it started out as a hobby.

Q. Why would an artist get dropped from a major label? Does it all just come down to the bottom line? An artist would get dropped by not meeting expectations versus the risk of the investment. It does because labels lose a lot of money because they spend money frivolously and if an artist don’t recoup their money, they get dropped. Major Labels spend money differently and artist are left to recoup. Any artist would have to have an upward trajectory.

Q. I constantly hear incredibly impressive singing talents in places like the rice houses in St. Louis or even street corners in Detroit … why don’t some people get discovered while other less talented people do? Because they work harder. If it’s meant to happen, it will happen.

Q. Which is more important for musician’s success: talent or marketability? Both

Q. How important is seeing a band play live in deciding whether to sign them? Important because you get to see the full package from their stage presence, crowd interaction, and crowd likability.

Q. How do A&R’s search for new talent these days? Word of mouth and research on all social media platforms.

Q. How do you stay organized in such a vast industry? Repeating the same protocol, creating a curriculum and staying consistent by creating a regime and sticking to the process.

Q. What was the most recent signing that you were a part of? I signed Leeky G Bando, artist based out of New York, Chris Echols, and Destineeee Lynn.

Q. Where can the world follow you? @guccigordy

Q. What’s next for you in the music world? As an executive, my next move is scaling the business up by diversifying my portfolio by signing labels and international artist.

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Southside Miko: An Artist & Producer’s Newest Single “5600”

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SOUTHSIDE MIKO

After gaining major recognition for producing for 5+ major label artists and a bunch of popular local artists in 2021, Southside Miko has just presented to the world his first single of 2022, “5600”. Oozing high energy, Miko raps about loyalty and his strong connection with the streets and his lifestyle over a fast-tempo, hard-hitting instrumental. The track features production from underground producer PhillyPOnThaTrack, who previously worked with Baton Rouge artist TEC on his 2020 song “8Ball” that hit 1.7M views on Youtube.  “5600” has been on 38 radio stations ever since January, which is when the track was released and it continues to show signs of a song that will be more than successful.

“5600” YOUTUBE LINK:

“5600” SOUNDCLOUD LINK:
“5600” AUDIOMACK LINK:

Producer Credits (Has Produced For): 

(Instagram): Kphax (@kphax), Kodie Shane (@kodieshane) , Tia Corine (@tiacorine), Slime Sito (@slimesito), Loopy (@thisloop) ,  SauxePaxk TB (@sauxe_paxk) , Sony Music (@sonymusic) , The Orchard (@the_orchard_) , Owen (@owenmyown) , Barlito Barlito (@barlitobarlito_) & More

(EPK) Electronic Press Kit: 

https://artistecard.com/SOUTHSIDEMIKO#!/bio

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