Today we’d like to introduce you to Jordan Edmonds.
Hi Jordan, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I started off making Baltimore club music in high school, I went by DJ LOL (I know it was a horrible name lol). So that is where the root of my career starts. I didn’t start beats until I was 19.
Then right after that, I was signed to an indie label as an engineer and producer. I didn’t have too many clients outside of the label so mainly I was just learning my craft, putting in 18-hour days as a producer just making beats.
After that ended, I helped a friend open a local studio in Edgewood and that is where I started to get my name out as an engineer and where I started making most of my connections.
From there, I also branched off and started doing videography in 2016-17.
Since then, I’ve worked with various labels, Vaynermedia, artists on all different levels, and brands.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
We have to work every single day for everything we have. There are no days off and there are no shortcuts. What you have is a direct reflection of how hard you work.
I used to walk 3 miles to the studio and 3 miles back every single day with the hopes that somebody would book a session, buy a beat, or want a video shot.
I moved to Atlanta on a bus with just a few bags because I needed to expand and grow. That was the best decision I have made for my career.
So not it hasn’t been smooth but has been worth it every step of the way.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I’m a producer, engineer, and videographer.
I’m most proud of working with Gary Vee and Vaynermedia. That is my biggest professional accomplishment.
The thing that sets me apart is that I’m willing to outwork everybody and do everyone’s job. I can make the beat, engineer the session, shoot the video and then help you market it to your audience.
I’m a one-stop shop.
I don’t make excuses for why something isn’t working or didn’t work.
Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
My family first off always allowed me to try new things and just make my own way.
Dot – He opened his studio to me with no restrictions and that’s where I put in my 10,000 hours
Gwok – A local artist, I opened my 2nd studio with and was vital in making connections
Jay Sickly – One of my best friends that I met at Gwoks house, we opened up my 3rd studio in forest hill and that was purely a creative lab. That was one of the best and most important connections I’ve made in my life. He opened his home up to me and taught me how to play the piano and guitar.
K Apollo – That is a friend turned brother and he gave me my first camera. I wouldn’t be shooting videos today had he not given me that.
YFC Blaze – That’s my brother right there and has been rocking with me since 8th grade. I actually shot my first music video with him and Jay Rhymes in 8th grade with my parent’s camera. It was on windows movie maker and I would hardly consider it a music video lol
LosieOnThaTrack – We are literally responsible for 90% of the music that comes out of or through Harford County. I started working at his studio about 5 years ago. That’s where I made a name for myself in Maryland and really became Chevy Jordan.
Corey Putmon – He is currently my manager and is showing me how to run the business part and how to get your money in the entertainment industry.
He is opening up his expertise and services to anybody I know or worked with so it’s just a bridge for somebody else to get some help or just advice. Also, he has provided just a good friendship and brotherhood as a new resident of Atlanta.
Kymani aka MVNI – He has been with me making club mixes and beats since the summer before 9th grade. He opted for family life, but he is just as talented and skilled. That’s literally my musical twin.
I made beats with him every day for years, have talked music theory, introduced me to Soulection, kept me grounded, and just had been nothing but a brother to me through all the ups and downs.
- The music video starts at $350 for 1 hour.
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