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Meet Jaycee – the rapper dropping a new song and music video every week for six months

9 Jul

After kicking off last week, the project is promising 26 new songs – and videos to match – until January 2020.

Last Monday, Jaycee, a Perth-based rapper, started undergoing one of the more ambitious projects that we’ve come across. Over the next six months, he’ll be sharing a song – and an accompanying music video – every single week, building off the success of his two 2018 mixtapes – Modern Day and Because It’s Summer – with a run of singles set to showcase his versatility as a rapper and his ability to swerve between R&B, hip-hop, funk and soul, and how he incorporates elements of trap music, reggae and latin-fusion into each of these sounds. There’s a lot to come, but it comes at a really exciting time for Jaycee with Groovin’ the Moo and One Day slots behind him, so before it all kicks off, introduce yourself to the rapper below, and stay tuned to see how the endeavour pays off across the next six months.

Jaycee sat down with Pilerats to talk about his upcoming project:

Tell us about yourself?

I’m Jaycee. I’m a singer, rapper, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Perth. Music has been my passion for as long as I can remember and is without a doubt the thing I want to do with my life. I love to create beats and use words to translate whatever is happening in my reality and describe it in musical form. I love not only to perform, but to entertain. I’m a showman, and whenever I jump on stage I always bring the energy!

I’m also a son, brother, boyfriend and loyal friend. Like most people, I am many things (and wear different hats at certain times), but for the context of this interview, you could just say I’m going to be one of the biggest artists to next come out of Australia.

You’ll be dropping a song and music video every week for the next six months. What was the idea behind that?

That’s correct. Starting July 1st I’ll be dropping a new song + music video EVERY WEEK for six months straight! The idea for this project came very organically. I’m a creator, and there was a period of time where I was literally making a song a day. I was in the pocket; starting in the morning, making the beat, laying the vocals, mixing it and bouncing out a demo that night. I did this for days on end. I started to bag up a bunch of songs that I really loved, and the next step was to think about how to release them. So my managers (Nic and Julian) and I started to cook up some ideas. I like a challenge and I want to always be pushing myself, so when we realised that no other Australian artist has released a song and music video a week for 6 months straight, that’s exactly what I wanted to do! And to be honest, I’m not even sure if any international artist has done exactly that. So I let my good friend and videographer know what the plan was and we got cracking.

Andrew McIvor aka JustPlay Media is a true prodigy and without a doubt one of the best to do it. He’s been my personal videographer since last year and is the man behind all my recent music videos. He and I just gel perfectly when we’re shooting. We get to a location, get the equipment going and then it becomes like a little dance between us. We see eye to eye with the vision of what we’re trying to achieve and he has never failed to amaze me with what he creates. I want to be the biggest artist in the world and I want people to know me for me. I know the amount of work this is going to take, but I am ready! No one is going to put you on. It’s all on you. I’m building everything from the ground up. I don’t have a record deal, I’m as independent as they come. All I have is my self-belief, my loyal fan base the Young Team and my music.
Check out the full article and interview here.

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