My name is Najee Island also known as JEE from Richmond,California. I’m a 25 year old single father grinding trying to make it to the next level. Being an independent artist is hard having to pay for studio time, beats, music videos, promotion, etc. A lot of people don’t see what goes on behind the music they just see the music and videos. They don’t see the long hours in the studio, sleep less nights or even dealing with our own individual life. Being an artist In the Bay Area is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. In the Bay Area a lot of talent get’s over looked due to popularity. In addition the people won’t support you out here until you’ve blown up already. It’s hard trying to be an independent artist trying to survive when you have to pay bill’s, take care of home, work a 9-5 and provide for your daughter. I do everything on my own with the help of my family. The sticks & stones visual you see below was a piece I put together when you going through every day struggle living in a Violent environment. I just wanted to share my experiences living in those type of environments with the world. I know their are people from all over the world who can relate. Being where I’m from comes with you being exposed to things you wouldn’t see in regular households. I share my pain and experiences over the course of my 25 years of living with everyone because I do have a story to tell. Even if I don’t get chosen for a beat. I’m still humbled to be chosen and looked upon. All I need is for someone to believe in me.
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