Atlanta has become a mecca for hip-hop artists to take up residence in and subsequently level up their careers. This much could be said of 22-
Since the inception of Jayy’s career, his music has seen
I had a chance to link up with Jayy Queezy over the phone to discuss some of his masterplans. We also had discussions on his influential artists, the music scene in Atlanta, and utilizing social media tools to keep fans hungry.
Jayy Queezy Exclusive Interview
*Interview Edited For Clarity
What Made You Leave The Chicago Scene In Favor Of Atlanta?
Jayy’s only really made Atlanta his home in the last year or so, and made several comments on the compounding reasons that ultimately led him to move. He said, “I was originally doing what I felt like I was supposed to be doing as a Chicago artist, and it was more of a process.” Jayy went on to say that “Gingerella was one of my first ones that
He went on to say that “I need to evolve to get people’s minds off those songs and challenge myself.” Jayy told me about the box he felt stuck in while trying to grow in Chicago’s new wave rap scene. How a lot of artists practice exclusivity more than inclusivity once they get a little shine. In regards to moving to Atlanta, he said: “I ended up moving here to elevate my career.” Check out this interview Jayy did last year talking about the trials and tribulations of growing up on the Southside of Chicago.
Who Are Some Of Your Biggest Influences?
Jayy told me about how much he saw inspiration from Fetty Wap. “Fetty Wap was one of my biggest influences because he was from the hood and went major with singing.” He told me that “my original inspiration was from like, Michael Jackson and Lil Wayne.” But
He made comments about some shade people have thrown on him for broaching more emotional content, saying “
What Song Has Gotten You The Most Attention?
Jayy Queezy has been steadily dropping singles with dope anime fight scenes fueling their independent success. Last year he put out a cut under the name “Soul Eater,” that’s still getting ample streams. Jayy said that it got “20-40,000 streams on Spotify alone last month, sometimes I just be surprised that people still love it.” With plans to drop his final mixtape “Queezy” before seeking out a major album release, Jayy told me that “with me it’s all about the perfect timing.”
What Online Tool Is Growing Your Career The Fastest? How Are You Helping Other Artists Grow?
Instantly Jayy said “consistency is my biggest tool, I try to always post to let my fans know I’m always working; making music, or promoting.” He brought up Instagram, stating that “I try to stay active on IG, if I don’t get on IG for a while, my weekly viewers go down.” Concluding, he said “my fans just wanna see me active.”
“I try to be accessible,” Jayy said about giving other artists exposure on his IG page that has over 26,300 real followers. “I give upcoming artists a chance to get shine on my IG, or they can pay me to get advice.” He went on to say that “I really started from the bottom, and there aren’t a lot of stations out there supporting artists.”
Have You Been Approached By Any Labels?
“I’m still completely independent, but two labels reached out,” one of which he said was Atlantic Records. Jayy went on to say that he’s also “had a little sit down with someone from Epic, and Def Jam, but we’ve never drawn up any contracts or offers yet.” “Two labels said we see the potential, but you’re not there yet.” In closing Jayy said “For me, I haven’t been desperate enough yet, and I want to get up there on my own.” Adding on, he said “after 2017, I decided I want to do my business my way and go from there.”
What Are Your Plans For The Rest Of This Year?
Jayy Queezy is staying heavy on his grind throughout the rest of 2019. He made mention of new singles coming out, new music videos, and even some shows. He told me he’s currently accepting bookings again, after getting everything correct with his studio assets in Atlanta. “The next tape will be a lot of different sounds including Pop, EDM, and Alternative.”
Jayy also told me that he’ll be dropping a 3-track EP under the name of “Traumatic Love,” before the release of his “Queezy” mixtape. “Everything’s going to be packaged and released in July-September,” Jayy told me excitedly over the phone. “I’m back focused on big projects, and shows; there’s going to be a big move and I’m ready for it.”
Feast your eyes on the new single he just put out with Kil with a dope Naruto fight as the backdrop named, “No Drill Shit.” Don’t sleep on the one-man army of content and mastermind moves that Jayy Queezy has in the works.
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