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

Jaimie Richards, born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Raised in Toronto up until the age of 9, then moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, and later to St.Petersburg and Ruskin, FL. Growing up as a child Jai’s father was in and out of his life with his mother taking care of him. Jai always loved to be outside and explore the neighborhood(s). Although a trouble maker in elementary school, getting ‘timeout sheets’ almost every day, he managed to keep good grades and pass every year.

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

At the age of 13 Jai was influenced to rap by Demetrius Parker, a St.Petersburg highschool’s classmate, who was in a group of 4 other rappers that had a studio setup in one of the members’ house. One day he was brought to the house to freestyle and he freestyled on the instrumental, “Like a Pimp’’ by David Banner. He then built some confidence and began to write lyrics every other day. At the age of 16 Jabee (jay-bee) was the name he started with and the later changed it to Jai’Reezo (Jay-Reezo)at the age of 19. Along with the new name Jai thought of a movement that could go along with the lyricism he was putting out today.

BLIMPLIFE was the name he came up with. It all started with seeing a blimp in the sky and realizing what its purpose was. Jai was able to take the purpose of the blimp and refer it to life. When a blimp is high in the air, it has been used to its full ability and potential. When a blimp is not in use it is laying there flat with no purpose at all. In life, if you don’t put yourself to use you might not end up getting to where you want to. Put the two together and you have ”Blimp, Life.” Jai’s father was a longtime band member (drummer). As a child Jai would play the piano.

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

I would say that my genre is more hip-hop with a rap vibe. The message that I get across is more of a reality to life and how I feel things should and shouldn’t be. Even with my new single “Notime’’ being more upbeat, the message is still about having no time for negativity, excuses etc. the life experiences I’ve been through have led me to be more in touch with all types of people. Everyone in life wants to be better as an individual and would rather be aware than to be misled.

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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.

The song ‘West Wild’ came about some months ago. A producer and friend of mine Darryl ‘Finesse’ Aytin produced the beat and brought it to my attention. The immediate vibe that I got from hearing the beat was “western’’. I began to write my verses about life and why it’s precious. I originally wrote a chorus for it that I presented to ‘D.T’(cousin) at the time. Although new to writing and recording, D.T sent me back a whole new chorus which is now on the song you hear today.

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

I’ve been an artist since the age of 19, slowly perfecting my craft, vision and image. I hope to reach a wide variety of people and go international in the music scene. I’ve been wanting to open up a recording studio within the city or even surrounding areas where inner city youth can come together and be able to participate in arts and recreation. I’ve been to a few business planning seminars which have allowed me to come up with a plan for future endeavours.

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

My daily life has inspired me to write, things that I see and experience. The things that I want to see happen in the future. the message I want to send to people.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

The secret to making a hit song in my opinion is to make sure the song is from the heart and that it can reach a broader audience. It’s all about making that connection.

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

Currently I am working on my new project called  “Reezorektion’’. The name of the album came about from the actions of me recreating myself into the new artist I am today since I was 19. This would be my 1st album/mixtape out.

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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.

I’ve had music played on Power 105.1 and a few blogs. I have my current singles ‘’Notice’ and ‘Rouge Hill’ streaming on all major networks.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

A few of my favorite artists are Max B, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes and Lil’ Wayne just to name a few.

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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.

I haven’t collaborated with any mainstream or indie artists yet. A Few artists from the city I’ve worked with like Julius Wilson and Iman Quasemi (I.Q).

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

Links:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNzNCFMg__8km4ykyWIHU9w

www.soundcloud.com/jaireezo/notime

www.instagram.com/jaireezobl

www.facebook.com/jaireezo

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

itunes.com/ca/album/notimesingle/1286902566

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

One of my happiest days was when my brother was born. My saddest days were when I was incarcerated throughout the year of 2015.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

IF I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS, I would start a fundraiser, open a studio for inner city youth and invest my money into a studio and house of my own! I would help my family out and continue to make great music!!


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