Tell us about yourself.

My name is Joey, I grew up in Ontario,California which is in an area known as the Inland Empire just East of Los Angeles. I was raised by Hip Hop. My older brother was and still is a DJ and my older cousin was a rapper/break-dancer/graffiti artist, so I was exposed to all the elements of Hip Hop while I was still in grade school. Eventually we would turn into a local label that started hosting showcases and other Hip Hop related events. As the years went by we all started to excel in our chosen paths and that is what leads me to where I am today.

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Tell us about yourself as an artist.

My Artist name is 60 East, I have been fortunate enough to have been able to tour around the world doing music and work with some of my heroes including Blu, Skyzoo, Murs and many more. I have also been able to perform at some of the biggest festivals in the world with artists like Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore and Linkin Park.

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Tell us about the genre of your music.

I am a Hip Hop Artist, as the lines get blurred to what that exactly means these days and “Sub-Genres” are starting to get created for the various lanes in Hip Hop I have found myself being placed into the “Alternative Hip Hop” category, which basically means there is a heavy Rock/Alternative influence into the Hip Hop that I make and generally gives praise to the Old School/Boom Bap sound.

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Tell us about the story behind your song.

I was doing a lot of Press Interviews for the project I am currently promoting. During those interviews, one question that kept popping up was “Who is on your top 10 list”. So I decided to answer that question in the form of a song, giving praise to not only my top 10 list but also those that may or may not be on the list.

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Tell us the challenges you are facing as a musician.

Life is a challenge when trying to be a musician. Trying to find a balance between “Regular Life” and the music business is a constant challenge, especially being that I have a daughter now and my time is more limited than ever. Financial stability is also a big factor, with an industry that changes every day it is very hard to collect all the streaming and royalty pennies that are coming in and being able to make a decent living but as musicians we have to figure that out.

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Tell us about the recording and production of the song.

The producer that I collaborated on this Song/EP with is Phil The Pain, who recently moved from Boston to California to pursue Music. He was actually living at my house when he first moved to town, so we were able to sit and be creative for a few months working on this project from the conception of the concepts to the recording and packaging process.

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

I have been supported by B-Real TV, IHeartRadio, 2DopeBoyz, ThisIs50 and many more.

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Tell us more about your music career, experience and future goal.

My experience thus far has been amazing. I have been able to see places in the world that I would have never gotten to see otherwise and meet people that I would never get to meet if it was not for music. The future goal is just to be able to build up a big enough fan base for me to be able to tour and make a decent living off of.

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

My biggest inspiration is life and personal experience. People that don’t believe in me or that talk down to me is also a big motivator for me.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I believe the secret is authenticity. My biggest songs are the songs in which I am being completely honest and vulnerable to my audience.

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

Learn the business of music first, get your paperwork straight and do your research on the various income revenues artists have.

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

I have released a handful of Mixtapes, EP series known as “The Freeway Series” and 1 album, with another on the way in 2018. I have toured around the United States and Europe for the past 5 years as a solo artist and as tour support for various artists. I have won awards such as Best Hip Hop Artist in the IE, Best Up and Coming Artist in the West Coast and DJ Booth/A3C/SonicBids This is my Year Award earning a slot on the A3C Festival next to Artist like De La Soul, Redman and Joe Budden.

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

I usually go home and write then come to the studio with everything ready to go, I don’t like wasting time in the studio, I like being able to sit and create without being rushed, I feel the music comes out better that way.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Well this song kinda answers that question but as far current artists I am a fan of Logic, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T and Kanye.

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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.

In my music I have collaborated with Skyzoo, Blu, Sly Boogy, LuckyIam of the Living Legends and Cam Meekins. Artists I would love to work with are Logic, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T and Kanye.

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

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/60east909,

Twitter

https://twitter.com/60east909

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/60east/

Website

https://www.sixtyeast.net/

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Happiest day of my life was getting to perform at the Paid Dues Festival in front of 30,000 people in my hometown. Saddest day would probably be the day my dad died in July 2010, but that was also the trigger that I needed to pursue my music dreams, ironically enough.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

If I had a million dollars I would buy a home in an ideal area. Not a mansion but a modest home that I would be able to maintain. After that I would probably re-invest the money into a handful of different industries and try and make the rest of the money double or triple itself.


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