“I feel hip hop is being used against its listeners, influencing the youth in a negative way. ” – @tayscott312
Episode #288 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2016/01/13/episode-288-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax
GETTING TO KNOW TAY SCOTT
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
I feel hip hop is being used against its listeners, influencing the youth in a negative way. They say sex, money, drugs, and violence sells, so I feel that’s what the music labels want to give the people in order to make a profit. I think there should be more options to choose from musically. There are a lot of people who don’t like to listen to those types of songs, so that’s where I come in with my style of music to fill that void of listeners who would rather have music they could enjoy for years to come and also relate to.
I like how easy it is to reach out and contact other artists and those who choose to follow you on social media, how quickly we can share something and instantly people from the other side of the world can get the chance to share that moment without being there in person, that’s really cool, It’s a great way to share info. I did find it challenging to gain followers and keep them at first, then later on realized that it takes a lot more than just a few posts to gain followers and connect with the people, it’s more about connecting with others and getting to know them better, finding out things about them to help build a solid support system, so they can do the same in return, especially if your an artist because in order to make a name for yourself, you need fans/followers who will support you and what you do.
from your album before you release your actual album, it gives people a chance to see what you have to bring to the table, gives them something to look forward to, so they know what to expect when they do hear your full album. It’s good marketing as well, helps spread the word about who you are and what you do. My plan is to release 4 singles of my own before I release my album to help gain more exposure, listeners, and supporters. Not that there’s anything wrong with just putting out an album by itself, the only way I see that working for an artist is if they have a solid following in place who will support them and their project. I find it useful to use the “single” strategy so more people are aware of what your doing, the more people, the better.
Jay-Z to pick his brain and just get to know him on a personal level, I’ve watched him for so many years and enjoy the music he makes, it would be a honor to be in the same room as him, let alone speak to him. He’s one of my favorite rappers, I admire how smart of a business man he is, it’s not everyday that a man from the ghetto reaches the heights he has reached in his life/career, it’s truly amazing to see. His consistency is unmatched, and as an artist and business man, I hope to be in a position like his someday soon.
or what’s trending, especially if what’s trending is something not worth paying attention to. I feel people give things like that meaning, and some tend to get carried away with trying to stay current so they do and/or say whatever they can for a bit of attention, which isn’t always a good thing. I think if you stay true to who you are, your morals, and self respect then your supporters will see that and respect you more. If your music is authentic and people enjoy the music you make then they’re more likely to spread the word about your work faster than social media could because word of moth is the most effective form of marketing anyway.
Someone who has put themselves in a position to be financially free and able to live their life the way they want, how they want.
A personal success story of mine would be the time I won a radio contest for my song “Motel Blues.” It was a four week contest in which your song is played each week against another local artist, and whoever has the most callers vote for their song each week, then moves on to next weeks show. I ended up winning four weeks in a row with the most votes each week. It felt really good to know that people enjoy my music, and are here to support me. Winning the contest gave me a sense of reassurance that there are people out there who still enjoy listening to authentic hip hop music. I feel this is a great success story because I learned that you never know who’s listening to you, tuning in, what can happen if the right person hears your music, etc. There’s so many positive things that can happen if you believe in what your doing, and take that leap of faith to help get you to where you want to be in life.
After establishing myself as a hip hop artist, a household name, as well as a business man, while dominating the music industry with my music and talents; become a wealthy and successful Entrepreneur (Billionaire), and help give back to those who are less fortunate.
Michael Jackson was a big influence of mine growing up, my parents were big fans of old school R&B, so it was around the house where I found myself dancing and singing like some of my favorite artists I grew up listening to and wanted to be like. I started singing at a young age but as I grew older it was hard to adjust to my voice changing as puberty came into the picture, and was unable to afford singing lessons, so it was poetry that became apart of my life, which later turned into my talent for writing hip hop music.