It’s been a busy last couple weeks for me. I spent the greater part producing a mixtape for my friend Nique, which is all done and just needs to be mixed and mastered. I have also been working on some new beats for my next project. I decided I wanted to wait to start working on my album again until my studio is complete, but I decided to start working on my next Mixtape, which is un-named at the moment. My next mixtape will also serve as my demo, as I decided I want to get my music on the radio and also start performing live to promote my debut album “J-Xile”. Click through for more.
My next mixtape will be more like what my albums will sound like, with a more diverse style and sound than The One and Only, which featured mostly hard West Coast street bangers. I’ll still have a few of those as well, so for my hardcore fans, don’t worry. My next mixtape will be much more lyrical, and I plan on writing more songs than I did on the last one, which had almost half of the songs freestyle. It’s time for me to start living up to my potential, and I feel more focused and driven than ever. I had a hater tell me I wasn’t the best lyricist around on Facebook, and it lit a fire to get better for sure.
I mentioned that I was holding off production on my debut album until I complete my studio, but I am getting a major upgrade this weekend. I am getting the Digi 003 Console, which is a sound card interface and mixer for Pro Tools. The sound quality will be a major step up from the interface I am using, and having faders will help me mix my songs better as well. Up until now I’ve had to mix everything using a mouse, which is difficult when you have 30-50 tracks. The Digi will give me faders to use, and also make it so I can automate my mixes, making them sound much more dynamic and alive. I expect it to cut down on my production time and work flow as well, making it faster and easier to release songs.
I am taking on new clients for Beats, Production, and Engineering while I work on my mixtape and other projects. I am trying to get my name out there as a producer now that I have made a name for myself locally as a rapper. Speaking of which, my campaign to position myself as Portland’s best rapper is going strong as ever, with “We Out Here” my latest song release passing up “No Tearz” after only one month, with over 600 downloads. 95% of which were right here in Portland Oregon. My marketing campaign has brought a lot of haters and controversy, but I would have to say it’s been extremely effective on a such a small budget ($10 a day). Imagine when I start selling out shows and have merchandise for sale, it’s all going right back into advertising. Thanks for reading this, sign in to leave a comment a let me know what you think. Jaime “J-Xile” Landers
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