Something I have always been huge on ever since I started making music is to constantly be improving. One of the ways I do this is assessing my strengths and weaknesses, and making my weaknesses one of my strengths. Everything I have done up to this point has been me learning and bettering myself. I look at it like warming up and practicing. I feel like every song I put out is better than the last, and as long as that continues I feel like I will achive my modest goals of success.
I’m feeling stretched pretty thin this week, with a lot of work to do on the website, finishing my t-shirt, and trying to finish multiple songs and beats. Sometimes I wish I could add about 10 hours to my day, but I realize I can’t. These days it’s about prioritizing my time and making sure the most important things get done first. My hard work is starting to pay off, as I am now getting a lot more traffic from search engines. I rank number one for “Up and Coming Rap” and several similar variations, which is huge for me.
I started marketing myself on Twitter this last week, which has built me several new relationships and brought me some new wonderful fans, even a few that want to collaborate from across the world. I never thought Twitter could be as good as it has been. My followers have jumped from 97 before marketing, to over 300 in just over a week. A lot of which are from my target market, which is important as I build my brand locally first. I’m still getting the hang of it, but I can see Twitter being a big part of my success in 2011.
This is a video I shot a few months back. It is me performing an acapella (no music) freestyle while I was practicing in front of the green screen for upcoming music videos. I liked it so I thought I should share.
I am going to kill two birds with one stone and release my latest blog post and update my site with my artist bio at the same time. An artist bio is an overview of who I am as an artist, what my genre and style is, what I’m working on currently, and what my goals are. You can also find is here.
My name is Jaime “J-Xile” Landers and I am an up and coming rap/hip hop artist and producer from Portland Oregon. My sound could best be described as “Bangin’ west coast beats, with skilled lyricism.” I make beats, produce, engineer, rap, write, and freestyle as well. On top of my musical talents, I am also a talented web designer, graphic artists, and photographer. I built and maintain my own website and own my own indie music company as well, J LAND Entertainment.
I just want to wish everyone a happy new year. I hope everyone has a good time tonight and for continued health and success in 2011. Thanks for checking out my music and site, I appreciate every visit and listen. This will be a big year for us, I have a lot of work ahead of me. My news years resolutions are to get my studio done, get my album out, and start performing. I know I will complete all of these goals, and I appreciate all of the support along the way. Thanks again for all of the support, and have a great new year, J-Xile.
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