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Meet JayLee

Today we’d like to introduce you to JayLee.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
My journey with music started at the age of 12 years old. I initially started with writing music and around the age of 14, I decided to pursue a professional career in music with my mom (now deceased) being my manager. I still remember the first time I let my mom hear my music, and my heart was racing (lol). After listening she had the biggest smile on her face and weeks later, she invested in me by purchasing my first set of studio equipment. Once I had the equipment I then started to recruit other artists to form my own label with my first artist ever being Yadat Blacc. We just knew we were doing something back then. We literally had the microphone hanging from the ceiling fan (lol) before I turned a closet into a recording booth. Eventually, I started to catch people’s attention within my school as we would beat on tables and freestyle which later led to me meeting a great guy by the name of Osei Moreland. The day I met Osei changed my life and I don’t even know if he knows it. He’s the one who taught me how to write music, format a song properly, and he taught about cadence.

As I was building a solid business relationship with Osei everything changed when I found my mom dead… I was 17 years old at the time. I then strayed away from music as I went into a dark place where I experienced homelessness, alcohol abuse and more. I literally ran away from anything dealing with music because it didn’t feel right not having my biggest cheerleader. Sometime after that, my oldest son was born (I was 20) and I felt I need to do something that could secure a future for him. Only this time, I formed a label once again and I had some of the best artists on my team. That lasted for maybe one year and I dropped music again. Eventually, I felt the need to get my life on track and I started my spiritual journey. Once I found God, I became deeply involved in church which leads me back to my first love (music). I started managing Gospel Rap artists which eventually lead me to where I am today. The CEO / Founder of “Powered By JayLee” where I specialize in Artist Management, Artist Development, Songwriting, Producing, and a host of other things. So to sum it up, I’ve reached this point by never completely giving up on my dream no matter what life three at me. I always revisit my why?!

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Honestly, it wasn’t a smooth road. Before getting here, I’ve experienced the list of my mom, homelessness, pain, deceit, divorce and a host of other challenges.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m an artist manager, songwriter, producer, and a club promoter.

I’m mostly known for managing, songwriting, and now club promoting.

I’m proud to see all of the growth that transpired in just one year. Honestly, I’m proud to be in a position where I can change lives.

What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
I think the main quality that helped me to get here is I value my name and brand, and because I do I always do every at my level best!

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