Jay Fiddy

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

James Gough. Born in the state of Idaho (United states of America) on Jan. 13th 1995. Resided in Germany from 1997 – 2001.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I started writing hip hop / raps in 2009 and began releasing music on Soundcloud in 2013. In late 2015 I decided to take down my Soundcloud due to a rough mental obstacle I had to hurdle. I eventually conquered my mental adversity, early 2016, and began writing what is to be my best material to date. I’ve since released music I am proud to claim as my own creations and continuing to make strides towards perfecting the craft.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

I don’t believe I can claim one genre, because I work with artists of all genres and will be releasing music through other genres throughout my career. However, for “Awake”, I see it as a conscious/trap/hip hop track. The concept behind the track was to bring awareness on a level easily relatable and pleasing to the ears. To bring positive energy, yet bring a sort of grit you’d feel from more rugged rap.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

Like previously mentioned , I had struggled with mental barriers as a musician, whether it be perfectionist behavior leading to not releasing music at all, or self doubt. I’ve come to grips over time that as an artist I will always be in the learning process, but that does not take away from the ability to still create to your best abilities in the moment. I will always be eager to be better as an artist, and no longer look back in the past to feel regret or losses, but to see lessons learned and to grow.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

Duke Englund is the audio engineer based out of the truth studios in Seattle, WA, who helps me record, mix and master tracks that I have released on YouTube. Chuki is a beat maker residing in Belgium who offers beats to be used and I am very grateful for his art and allowing someone like me the opportunity to create music I am proud to share with the world. I do want to elaborate how much Duke has helped me as an artist to putting more effort into my actions and staying hungry and consistent.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I would consider 2016 as my rebirth as an artist, so let’s say I’ve been in the industry with new knowledge for coming up on 2 years. Over the time I’ve been actively involved I’ve put together a compilation of 10 other artists, not all have been released, but they have been recorded and on the way! I’ve been on stage at a Rittz show and on the bill to feature with Seattle native, Neema, Dec. 8th @ el coraozon. My future goals are to continue building a versatile, high energy, meaningful and fun catalog of music for the next 25 years.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

What inspires me to write music and rap, is to use my voice in a captivating way to create a wonderful life experience. To bridge a distance and bring people together through a creative avenue made from my heart. I love music and that alone will inspire me enough to always create.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

In my opinion, the secret behind making a hit song is passion. A hit song to me, is something that moves you and brings out the lion within. Makes you feel like you can conquer the world. haha

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Message to the fans – never be too cool to reach out and say hi to another person. Being open to new connections gives you a lot of life experience and creates opportunities for growth. Show love to one another, whether it be in person or online. Take the responsibility of your own actions and be the one who makes the change.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Advice to aspiring artists – Be patient and always look forward to making music better than the last song. It’s not about being in competition with other artists, because we can all help each other elevate… Be in competition with yourself to become the best artist you can be and stay authentic.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I’ve released 4 songs on YouTube as of date (Nov. 12th) but there is an EP to be released before 2018, and have a dozen features lined up for 2018. Tons of music to come. I wouldn’t say I’ve had any real awards or recognition. But the respect I have my peers is something I hold dearly and will earn over the coming of years.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

No blogs, websites, TV channels or radio stations have promoted or played any tracks made by Jay Fiddy yet. Broadtube will be the first! So special shout out to you guys.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I write my lyrics and songs usually after I’ve found a rhythm, beat or instrumental I like, then after completion of writing, I’ll schedule studio time, get in the booth and make the magic happen.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

5 biggest artists that I like is a tough one because I’ve been inspired by hundreds of artists around the world. If I absolutely had to choose though.

Michael Jackson, Tech N9ne, Kendrick Lamar, Krizz Kaliko, and Lil Wayne are the one’s I idolized the most when first getting into rap music and also evolving as an artist.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

My most proud collaboration is with a mentor of mine, Neema. I first met Neema and bought a record off him in 2013 which came paired with the 2013 Strange Music Sampler. From that point on I had become a huge fan of Neema and also a huge fan of the label Strange Music. I am thankful for the way Neema impacted me as an artist and now in 2017, I have created a track with him named ‘Late Nights’ set to release before 2018. Also, I will be featured on the album “Mr. Khorrami” released by Neema on Dec. 8th, 2017. As far as who I would like to collaborate with in the future, is all open doors. I want to collaborate with as many different people as possible because it’s that much fun. Blue Scholars, however, would be a dream come true.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

 https://www.instagram.com/realjayfiddy/

@RealJayFiddy on all social media platforms

@Jayfiddy on youtube

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Can’t think of a happiest or sad day.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

 Out of 1 million dollars, I would invest 80% into my music career, and the other 20% helping others to achieve their dreams as well.

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Kolade Olamide

I am a poet , writer, beat maker, chef, songwriter, web designer, music promoter,digital marketer, blogger and director.

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