Jay McGraw; Producer, Artist, Manager…
Photo by: 5/1 Photography
Jay McGraw is a Producer, Manager (M.A.M. Records), Artist, Photographer, etc. This young man is motivated to succeed not just for self, but also for artists who are striving to express their craft. Here is our interview:
RYG: What does M.A.M. mean in M.A.M Records?
RYG: In what way does M.A.M Records differs from other labels?
JM: I fill we differ from other labels because we actually work with the artist to develop there skills and help them learn the business side of the industry.
RYG: Do you feel Artists are losing their drive to succeed in this industry?
JM: Yes, a lot of artist these days get burned out quick because they don’t pace themselves. This is a marathon race not a sprint to the top.
RYG: What are some ways M.A.M Records support the community?
JM: We have a contest running right now Music Icons of Black History for the youth 4 years of this contest. We also for 5 years been doing our Back to School Giveaway for the kids and same for our Thanksgiving Drive and Christmas Drive where we give away we go into the projects and go door to door and offer food and toys.
RYG: How can we as media help promote artists better?
JM: Just by giving artist a platform to show there talent. With M.A.M. we’ve done radio interviews for artist who never had one.
RYG: Have you encountered any negativity? How did you overcome?
JM: Of course I had other labels steal my artist or my artist in fights or drama with other artist. I overcame it by staying true to what I believe in what my label have to offer.
RYG: Words of inspirations?
JM: Stay true to yourself and remember to stay humble, smile everything will work out if you stay different. #mogulfacts #factsonly #bossstatus
Jon Locke, R&B Soul Artist/CEO
Locke Music Group
This Chicago native is determined to bring the smooth sexy sound of R&B back to the forefront. Locke comes from a heritage of Faith and Excellence and it shows in his lyrics and music. Locke strong musical background stems from his Father; Ruben Locke, Jr., who was a musician for the R&B, Grammy Hall of Fame Award Winning Group; The Impression and Blues Great; Tyrone Davis. Following close in his Father’s footsteps as an artist, producer, and musician; Locke plays the saxophone, trombone and drum with an emphasis in piano.
Locke has established his own label; “Locke Music Group”, and released a dynamic Album on May 27, 2014 entitled, “First Thought”. This album is a breath of fresh air –transporting you back to a place where music was music and love was expressed through action. His sound truly astonished me to the point, I felt as if I was back in 1992… Senior year! You have to go and get this album… “First Thoughts”, is now my album of choose and it will be yours as well.
Shout Out to: Destiny Loyd
Star Music Media
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On the scene this week is “Young Tizz”. I have been watching this young man for a few months now. His expression of words, will have you hitting repeat over, over, and over again.
I don’t know what happened in his life, but his words are alive –giving you visualization into his life.
Young Tizz is a serious Emcee with Hella spit!!!
“It’s Only Us Entertainment” was created in March 2014 by two brothers; Ronnie & Shawn aka “Young Tizz”. They have been focused on building and promoting their brand through; Tee Shirts, Promo CD’s, and Video’s on YouTube as well as several other platforms.
The Emcee; Young Tizz is repping for East Baltimore from Ashland & Bradford better known as “Cashland” –naming his CD; “Mr. Cashland”. Tizz is not just a CEO, but he also a master lyricist and songwriter. Check out his music and follow him at the links below:
On February 15, 2015, I attended a Video Release Party hosted by M.A.M Records for the Artist/Manager; Jay McGraw and Artist; Blizzard. This great event was held in a cozy and comfortable atmosphere; “Red Door East“, 625 N. Glover Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Go by “Red Door East” and show your support. There were great food, and banging music by DJ TNT (funny guy)!!!
Plenty of laughter filled the building…Great job!!!
There were multiple artists in the building including; Taz Spitta, Bryan Lryics, “D”Coy, CynDiva, and Model/Actress Tiara West with “Sweet Tooth Gourmey” Catering Owner; Lavar Hayes and a host of many more. Shout out the GGI Photography master; Jerome!!!