Beezy & Phil Jenius

Beezy & Phil Jenius are two independent hip-hop artists from the DC Maryland Virginia area (referred to as the “DMV”) who have teamed up for a 5 song collaborative project to express their versatile sounds in the hip-hop community.

Tell us about yourself.

Beezy: I’m an outgoing person who is always up for an adventure. I’m a big sports guy, I love trying out new foods, I’m into fashion, and I’m overall just trying to have a great time with anybody that’s around me.

Phil Jenius: I’m a chill and lowkey guy that can do most anything but is humble enough to not have to brag about everything unless I’m rapping. I love video games. I love playing and watching sports. I know how to ride a horse and I have an engineering degree as well.

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Tell us about yourself as an artist.

Beezy: I’m an artist who can do a variety of different hip hop styles with my flow. I say this because I’ve listened to my favorite songs by my favorite artists so many times that I just start to absorb and understand the style of all these different artists and it just combine all of those styles into one sound, which is mine.

Phil Jenius: I’m an east coast artist with a “west coast” wavy flow. I rap and can hold a tune well enough to serenade ladies out here. I rap with a matter of fact delivery and love to slide on catchy hooks.

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Tell us the reason you decided to go into music.

Beezy: Music was something that I kind of just always “got”. I was able to learn any instrument I picked up if I put the time into learning it from a young age. When I was 17 I started to freestyle and it was something I constantly improved at day by day. Over time my friends would constantly tell me to make music but I didn’t think I was good enough. At times when I felt down, I would freestyle and it would really help me get things off my mind and move on. Once I started to become even more confident in my skills, I would freestyle at parties or for random people and would gain even much more recognition. Because of all the encouragement from friends and family, I realized that I’m a lot better than I think and can have a real chance for success if I continue to believe in myself and do whatever it takes.

Phil Jenius: Music was a release valve for me in college. I started out trying to freestyle but got more serious since it helped me deal with depression when I hit hard times in school. I wrote and listened to songs that made me feel good and I wanted to give that feeling to other people around the world who were going through their own struggles.

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Tell us about the story behind your song.

Beezy: Phil and I are both up and coming artists from the DMV and we’re slowly getting to the stage where people are starting to “notice us”. A lot of those people are the ones who didn’t really give us the time of day when we tried to show them our music when we started out, but now they act like they’ve been there the whole time because now they’ve just happened to like the sound because they heard of us through someone else. We talk about how we’ve been working hard to make it to the next level and will continue to do whatever it takes in order to make it to the top.

Phil Jenius: Beezy and I first collaborated on a track called “Spotlight” and haven’t stopped since. We’re heating up in the DMV with the work we have planned and we want to let the area and the world know that they need to notice us soon and hop on the wave early.

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Tell us about the recording and production of the song.

Beezy: I produced the beat in Logic Pro X. Keyzondabeat Studios helped me master the beat and recorded/mixed/mastered the track for us.

Phil Jenius: We worked with a top producer in the area called, Keyzondabeat, for the track. We recorded it and bounced around ideas together on how we wanted the song to sound and it turned into the hypnotic track it became.

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Tell us the artists you will like to collaborate with in the future.

Beezy: Logic, Drake, Big Sean, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Future, Post Malone, Nav, Russ, Travis Scott, and the list only gets much longer. I’m honestly down to work with anybody; I just want the music to sound great at the end of the day!

Phil Jenius: I’d love to collaborate with Wale and Logic to name some big DMV artist, but also artists whose music I listen to like Iamsu, Wiz Khalifa, Jaden Smith, and Big Sean just to name a few. I love good music so to work with the guys and ladies in the industry killing it would be dope.

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Tell us the names of blogs, radio or TV stations that have supported you so far.

Beezy: Loud Vitamins, DreamLife, Eternity Network, A Night in the 6ix, and Rap Music Buzz.

Phil Jenius: I’ve gotten love from Eternity Network, VibesLink Radio, Underground Industry, and A Night in the 6ix.

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Tell us the kind of work you like to do apart from music.

Beezy: I’m a part time sales associate at Guitar Center so if I’m not working on music, I’m possibly making sales for music.

Phil Jenius: I’m also an engineer by trade so if it’s anything where I can problem solve and work with some top of the line gadgets then I’m happy.

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State the links to your social networks and stores for the purchase of your music.

Beezy:

www.instagram.com/beezy301

https://twitter.com/BeezyDMV

Phil Jenius:

www.instagram.com/philjenius

www.twitter.com/philjenius

www.soundcloud.com/philjenius

https://itunes.apple.com/us/ album/memoirs-of-golden-heart/ 1306950691

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Tell us more about your music career and experience so far.

Beezy: I’m still in my first year of being a hip hop artist but it really has been great so far. I’ve gotten some very promising feedback about my growth in a short time span and am excited to continue my growth as an artist. I’ve hit tens of thousands of plays/views on some of my latest singles. I just recently did my first show with Phil Jenius and the experience was one that I’ll never forget. Once Phil and I are done with our collaborative project, I’m going to focus on finishing up my LP that I have in the works and hopefully have it out by early 2018.

Phil Jenius: My career is still early but I’ve finally put out my first EP and performed a show in Philly in a small time frame so things have been exciting. My biggest thing as an artist now is putting out more music now that people have gotten a taste of what I’m capable of.

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Tell us your favourite artistes and the reason for choosing them.

Beezy: Logic, Drake, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole. I picked Logic because I 100% agree with his outlook on life and support his message fully. I really like his quick flow and how he applies real lyricism to it. I really appreciate Drake because I enjoy listening to his versatility as an artist. He can touch almost any genre he puts his mind to and can make an enjoyable song (at least to my ears). One thing I really love about Big Sean is how clever his lyrics can get. He also brings the same type of positive vibe Logic does and that’s something I feel like I can really relate to as well. Kendrick brings something very unique to hip hop that always seems to get me and influence me to rap like him at times. I really dig his message as well and have always been a fan of him since I discovered him. J Cole was someone I listened to on repeat when I was just getting into rap and his beats have also influenced me to get into producing as well.

Phil Jenius: Kanye West, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi, Logic. Kanye I love his confidence and no fuck’s attitude besides the fact he’s a musical genius. Big Sean and Logic because they share my same ideology on life with dream chasing. Kid Cudi helped me realize it’s cool to be yourself. Wiz is just that dude. I mean he’s just the definition of cool. All make amazing music.

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Tell us your definition of a hit song.

Beezy: A hit song is a song that gets the people thinking about, singing about, tweeting about it, and talking about it. A song that many can’t really hate on because of its excellence.

Phil Jenius: A hit song for me is a song that it doesn’t matter the genre. A hit song is when anyone can listen to it and can’t help but admit they like the song.

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Tell us your happiest moment in your music career.

Beezy: Getting my friends and family to believe that I am capable of being successful in this field

Phil Jenius: Releasing my EP and hearing the positive feedback. The genuine love from people that support my passion. It fueled me even more to keep striving to be great.

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Tell us about the genre of your music.

Beezy: I like to be very versatile with my style and switch it up here and there. Mostly, I like to have a hook/chorus for each song where I sing, and have more rap oriented verses where I bring a quick and intense flow. Depending on the beat, I try to bring the most creative yet appropriate flow that I can think of.

Phil Jenius: My genre or my sound I’m crafting I would equate to being very vibey hip hop. I might not even be saying the most but I want you to feel it in your soul.

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Tell us the names of music producers you will prefer for music production and state your reasons.

Beezy: Currently, I really like Metro Boomin, Pierre Bourne, and SouthSide. All 3 of them have produced a majority of the hits for artists that I’ve been listening to lately and are all influences to me when I’m trying to produce a beat. If I had to pick one I like the most out of the 3, I would choose Pierre.

Phil Jenius: Metro! He’s booming right now. Pierre because his beats crank. No ID and Timbaland because they’ve been in the game for years killing it. Dr Dre…he’s that guy.

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Tell us the secret behind success in life.

Beezy: Work hard, be kind, be humble, take risks, spread peace, spread love, spread positivity, and keep your circle small with only those who are actually looking out for you (no fakes).

Phil Jenius: The golden rule. Good vibes and being genuine. Laser focus, work ethic, and consistency.

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Tell us your view on signing to a major label and “Doing It Yourself”.

Beezy: Signing to a major label would be a dream comes true for me. Almost every artist dreams of being signed, but not every artist needs it if it is not meant for them. Signing to one is definitely a goal of mine but there is absolutely nothing wrong with “doing it yourself”. People often bring up Chance The Rapper’s success of winning Grammys before being signed when talking about “doing it yourself”. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how you got there, what matters is that you got there. Success comes in different shapes and sizes.

Phil Jenius: I’d love to have my own thing popping off before signing to a label. I think of a label as just scaling up what you’re already doing. So if you’re popping independent, then a label is just a means to amplify that.

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Tell us the challenges you are facing as a musician.

Beezy: I have the ideas and opinions; I just don’t have the right team or promo to make the vision come true just yet. Once I can get a proper platform to reach my fans, I think things will really start to look up. I’m still really young in this game and I still have a lot of room for growth. The hunger will definitely give me the push I need in order for me to get to where I need to be.

Phil Jenius: I’m only human so I can’t write and record all day every day…jokes. I’d say navigating everything and know what to do when. I don’t have any big time music mentors in the game yet to help guide me so that’s something that would help.

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Give a piece of advice to your fans.

Beezy: Life is what you make of it. Be around those that will lift you up. Do whatever makes YOU happy. Don’t seek confirmation from others and ALWAYS stay true to yourself.

Phil Jenius: Do what you love to do in life and don’t care what people think. There are too many people in the world who will probably love what you do to let a few people bring you down.

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