Artist Up Next Interview with Jayo


What is your name and what city do you rep? 

Jayo & Beaufort,NC 28516 ,ENC

What is unique about you and your music?

I make music for the our modern day hippies MDH Music. A 90’s vibe with a 2019 style.

What shaped your music? 

Being around former up and coming aspiring musicians in the streets tryna find a way out.

When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?

After I released my first solo Ep in 2006 and saw the support for my community and others. I did it for the love but after that I thought make this could be my way out. So I have been work hard every since

 What type of music do you listen to?

I listen to everything, from Future,Dababy ,Wiz Khalifa, Gucci mane to Jimi Hendrix , earth ,wind & fire, maze, bob Marley, Jay-z , biggie , 2pac, bankroll fresh. If I can vibe or relate I’m on it lol

Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist? 

Future to me because of the way he came in and made his own genre of pop/trap/trippy music together was amazing to me. He makes u feel the music inside and very visual with his flow

Who would you collab with out of any Artist or Producer?

Right now dababy because he putting on for our city NC heavy right now and I would love to work with him and the energy he brings. Producers I would have to say Metro or Dj mustard 

What ignites your writing & creative juices? 

Life experiences & Hearing other artist new music give me more creativity 

What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about? 

When I’m not working on my own sound I’m use pushing my label and artist that are on it, promoting up coming show & setting them up, and finding anyway to network with ppl in the position to enlighten me about my career. I wanna be the Russell Simmons of NC. 

If you weren’t making music professionally, what would you be doing?

A cook lol. Open my own restaurant. I love to cook and eat so lol goes hand and hand. That what I’ve been doin most of my life also

Success to you is… 

Success to me is being able to be in the position to help others with the same gift , ambition, and dreams in being successful as I am. I did have help so to be in the position to help other is a blessing to me

What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help an artist starting out? 

Copyright all your music and put it on all music platforms. Save all your money and separate it from your living and your career budget because u will need it. Everything has a cost. BUDGET 3x lol

Any upcoming projects or tracks you are apart of? 

A lot of new music coming out. I’m working with a few local producers in NC Illmuzik Beatz & Skeezy Beatz on my Up and coming album expected to release this fall ASTROKIDD. Also on my self made tour rn to promote my new music

Where do we find you music / social media?

My music and social media 

Apple Music-