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JC Live Experience Spotlight: Artist Donovan Cain

New artist Donovan Cain sits down with JC Live for an exclusive interview discussing his new project, music background and more.

 

Interview:

 

What made you want to be in the music industry?

I’ve always had an endless love for music. Even when it frustrates me or I can’t create the song I’m aiming for, it still keeps me coming back or may even help me create something better that what I was reaching for. Plus just the business aspect of music is intriguing to me, it’s almost like a game of chess trying to place yourself in better position when others are trying to do the same on the back of your hard work. Music gives me peace and helps me find a calm through the storms I battle internally.

Where are you from?

I’m Red Springs, NC.

Who are your musical influences?

I’m influenced by people I’ve grown up with and used to do music with, and mostly financially successful rappers from Jay Z to T.I. Or any musician who creates something that I can relate to on a personal level.

What song(s)/Project do you have out right now?

I have a single out right called Forbidden Fruit feat Deja Bluu on all streaming platforms

Have any videos out for them?

Absolutely, the video is on YouTube

What future projects or events you have coming up?

Right now I’m working on a new project called Bag Talk, but haven’t decided whether I want to make a full album or do an EP. But I do have a new single dropping later this summer called I Gotta Stunt.

How important is networking in this industry?

I think networking is important in some aspects, I guess it depends on what position you’re in within the music industry. It’s good to have a healthy relationship with the djs and radio stations and any person who can help you with getting to that next level. But if you have that financial backing I think it cuts down on the amount of conversations you have to have to get where you’re going.

Are you open to any collaboration in the future?

Absolutely, I have a few on this Bag Talk project that some people may know and some may not, but I feel like the cats that I collab with we are all in a similar position. So when we get on songs we have the same objective, which is to leave a mark that will make listeners either remember us or be curious enough to search out more work.

What are your thoughts of the music scene in Fayetteville?

I think it’s pretty dope, there are a lot of dope artist in Fayetteville, but I feel like the city gets slept on a lot sometimes. I don’t think 910 artist take advantage of using each other build off of each other but everybody has their process that they feel they have to take. I can’t knock anybody for wanting to pave their own wave.

What are some inspirations behind your music?

Life is the biggest thing that inspires me. I’ve been in a lot positions that others have been in and some haven’t . I’ve been up where I can blow 2500 on the strippers and it not hurt nothing in my life and I’ve been down to where I gotta climb in my backseat to get sleep every night. So when it comes to music, life inspires it all.

Where can people find your music (mention all platforms)

You can find my single on Tidal, iTunes, soundcloud, youtube, deeper, Amazon music, Spotify, pretty platform that streams music

Have any shouts outs?

Huge shoutout to Chevy Muziq, Brizzo the Beast, Awethentic out of VA, VA Law, Big face Bennie, Mike Nyce, Deja Bluu the whole Believe or Die movement, Dominate 910, Producer 20, Cater J and the PGM house, Cool Cannon filmz, and any and all North Carolina artist, producer, or DJ out here trying to get it and leave their mark in the music industry.

What is something you want the audience to know about you or your music?

Don’t put me in a box, I’m not a trap rapper, I’m not a conscious rapper, or whatever realm of rapper you want to associate me with. I navigate in all those areas because I’ve lived in all off them at some point in time during my life.

Have anything you wanna add?

Support local and indie artist if you really like their music. It’s cool to tell them, oh your music is dope but if you can’t show them love and pay $2 to $5 for their music then those kudos really fall on deaf ears. Or in most cases aspiring artist really just want you to share their music, the internet is cool but word of mouth is a type of promotion that will never die. Also follow me on IG @donovancainmusic on Twitter @donivncain and Facebook @Donovan cain.

P.S. If you understood what we come from, you’d understand what we came for!

 

Click here to listen to Donovan new song: Forbidden Fruit feat Deja Bluu

 

 

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[RADIO] “The Yodo Show” taking over your airwaves

Thousands of people tune into Urban radio station WCCG 104.5  every weekday to hear one of the hottest radio shows killing the airwaves called “THE YODO SHOW”.  Antoine Hill also known as “Yodo” born in California but raised in Raeford NC, has kicked the door wide open in the broadcasting world by having the number one afternoon show at an urban radio station in Fayetteville NC. Much of his success can be contributed to his loyal listeners and his funny, smart witty comments that bring laughter to people all over the city. Standing over 6 ft tall, slim and always having his own fashionable style, Yodo has made such a substantial impact in the radio community within this past year. Taking a break from being an on air-personality, great father, party host and social guru in the community, I was able to sit down for an exclusive interview with him.

JC Live: It’s so hard for many people to get into the broadcasting field, how did you get your opportunity to become a radio host?

Yodo: My homie Big Leem hit me in the inbox one day and said are you interested in doing radio? I said Yup..and here we are. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be where I’m at right now.

JC Live: You have been doing radio now since March of this year, so what is one of the craziest experiences you have had so far?

Yodo: We had a concert come in town and I had to interview about 9 artists in 2 hours. It was definitely crazy, but fun at the same time.

JC Live: So in this entertainment world people love to assume things. What is the biggest misconception you feel people have of you?

Yodo: That I have alot of groupies. Ain’t no groupies around here. I ain’t that known. I’m still bae-less.

JC Live: You being an artist yourself coming to the other side of being in radio and able to see both sides of things, what are your thoughts towards that state of music right now?

Yodo: If your music don’t jam in the strip club, you ain’t winning.  But, the artists who make it to big mainstream outlets also win too. The music field is still as broad as it has always been, there’s just more to select from now.

JC Live: Have any advice for Independent artist out there trying to get their record played on radio?

Yodo: SHOW. LOVE. TO. THE. DJS. They are who makes and breaks you.

JC Live: Have any new things that are in the works that people need to look out for? (Projects you are working on)

Yodo: Working on the album entitled “Normal” from me and my guy 3D Straw, with the group called “#Wreguhlur” and yes the hashtag is apart of the name.

 

You can check out The Yodo Show weekdays from 3pm to 7pm on WCCG 104.5. If you also looking to contact Yodo for questions or booking you can email him at THEYODOSHOW@gmail.com

Make sure to follow him on social media:

Yodo_dodo on Snapchat

Antoine Yodo Hill on Facebook

TheYodoShow on Instagram

 

 

Article by Jelia JC Live Coleman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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