Meet the Next Breakout Artist to Watch Out for in 2019!

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Meet Jan Dready, the next breakout artist to look out for this year! Last week I got the chance to sit down with him for a one-on-one interview. In May he dropped his summer hit “Blue Face.” With the buzz from his single… he is getting attention from Hot 97 where he earned 9th place out of 100 contestants in the “Who’s Next” competition. He is also one of the top competitors in this year’s Coast to Coast lineup.  Here is what he had say!

1. What got you into music?

My uncle Roger. He was very musically gifted. He would always dance and sing around the house. He was like an older brother to me.

2. Which artists would you like to collaborate with?

Post Malone, Chris Brown, Kid Cudi, Kanye, Sabrina Claudio… there’s too many to name!

3. If you can have your fans remember one thing about you, what would it be?

How great of an actual human being I was!

4. If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Always stick to what you want and don’t let the opinions of others alter your true destiny. 

5. What instruments do you play?

My vocals and I’m currently learning guitar.

6. Which artists inspire you the most?

Kid Cudi, Kanye, and Nipsey Hussle

7. What artists have you learned from and what did they teach you?

I learned a lot from Nipsey Hussle. Mostly on how to be self-sufficient and have follow through.

8. Who are your favorite artists/what are your favorite albums?

Nipsey Hussle’s “Crenshaw” and Kid Cudi’s “Man on the Moon”

9. What advice do you have for new/upcoming artists?

Be as different as possible.

10. What do you enjoy the most about being an artist/songwriter?

The reaction of my fans and how my music affects them.

11. What next is coming in the upcoming months?

Just keeping my head down and focusing on the elevation of my brand. Also more music is on the way!

12. How did you learn to sing/write/play instruments? 

When I was really young I started going to Southend Boys & Girls Club where a lady named Demmarie noticed my talent. She formulated a group around me where I would always be front and center. We performed all over, even out of state. I learned how to sing and write on my own from that experience. And now I am teaching myself how to play the guitar.

13. What is one thing you would like to change about the music industry?

How fickle it is.

14. What is the story behind your name?

My first name is Jan (pronounced John), it stems from the French language where I have family ties. Dready comes from the style of my hair.

15. Describe your sound.

Universal!  

 

Jan Dready’s fans are all rooting to see him win the Coast to Coast tour! We cannot wait to hear his new music! Be on the lookout! His music is available on all social media platforms:

Apple Music: Jan Dready

Spotify: Jan Dready

Soundcloud: Jan Dready

YouTube: Jan Dready

Instagram: JanDready

Twitter: JanDready

 

Italy Summer Fashion Haul (Gucci, Moschino + More)

Luxury fashion doesn’t always have to cost a fortune! Check out the luxury items I bought from Italy + more!

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Vlog: Milan Photoshoot

I’m back with another vlog! Take a look behind the scenes as I style my first photoshoot in Milan!

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My Top 10: June

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1. “Tell Me” x Sabrina Claudio 

I am so obsessed with this song! I listen to it almost everyday. I discovered Sabrina Claudio on Spotify (via “Confidently Lost”) and she instantly became my new favorite artist! You can tell from her music that she is heavily influenced by Jazz music which I love (Jaz is literally one of my four middle names)!

2. “4 Lit” x B.o.B ft. Ty Dolla $ign & T.I.

Like many songs, I came about this song by my boyfriend playing it. It’s honestly tied with “Tell Me” as my most favorite. The beat is so dope and has a sonic sound. The title speaks for itself.

3. “Unravel” x Sabrina Claudio

This is one of Sabrina Claudio’s newer songs. I really love the energy and melody.

4. “Unforgettable” x PnB Rock

In my opinion PnB Rock is one of the few artists who actually deserved being titled a XXL freshman… but I won’t get into that. It would be a whole other post. This song is hot! He put a nice twist to the song.

5. “Cranes in the Sky” x Solange

I am questioning myself on why I don’t listen to Solange more often. I should probably re-evaluate my life more but this song is amazing. Solange is so brilliant, unique, and creative. She does such a great job of putting her talent in her music and visuals.

6. “Weekend” x SZA

How predictable was this? We all know that SZA just came out with her new album, “Ctrl” (unless you’re living under a rock) and it is fiiiiiirrrrre! I change the lyrics and make my own when I am singing it but SZA did her thing! Her voice is so pure and beautiful. If you haven’t listened to this song (or her album) make sure you do!

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7. “Whatever You Need” x Meek Mill x Chris Brown

Me and my friends back home all love this song. It’s a great collab and summer song!

8. “Redbone” x Childish Gambino

This is kinda self-explanatory… I don’t even think I really need to say anything else.

9. “Wild Thoughts” x DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller

Another One! Look guys, DJ Khaled used to get on my last nerve but I respect the man and his hustle. This song just proves that he’s a creative genius from the song sample to the artists he chose. He’s doing his thing.

10. “Set It Off” x Bryson Tiller

I am honestly sad that this is the only song I truly enjoyed off of his new album. I had high expectations being that his last project was amazing as hell. Well thank you for this one Bryson.

What do you guys think of these songs? Tell me what your top 10 of June is. Ciao!

 

Fresh Off the Runway Pt. 2

Take a look behind the scenes as I prepare for the Elevate Fashion Show!

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My Top 10: March

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If you are anything like me you love discovering new music! Luckily this month there was a lot of good new music. Here is a list of my top 10 favorite songs from March! I originally was only doing to do a top 5 but there are just too many songs I am in love with right now!

1. “Ain’t Nobody Takin My Baby” by Russ

My boyfriend was playing this song one day and I fell in love with it! I’ve listening to songs by Russ before but this is my absolute favorite.

2. “Who We Are” by Maribelle

This song came on my Spotify one day when I was listening to JoJo’s new album, Mad Love. I fell in love with it within seconds. I have never heard of Maribelle before. Her voice is amazing! You should check her out!

3. “Location (Remix)” by Khalid (featuring Lil Wayne & Kehlani)

I have heard of Khalid but have never actually listened to one of his songs before I heard this one. It came up on my recommended feed on YouTube(@ShemaiaSunflower). I’m a huge Lil Wayne and Kehlani fan so I decided to listen to it. It is very melodic and catchy! #issavibe

4. “Reckless” by JoJo

I’ve loved JoJo every since I was little. I was so happy when she started making music again! I honestly slept on her album, Mad Love, when it first came out and just recently listened to it. She killed this song! Her vocals are aaaamaaaaziiiiing! DO NOT SLEEP ON JOJO!

5. “Hello” by Ty Dolla $ign

Ty Dolla $ign’s album, Campaign, bangs just like every other project he has done. “Hello” is my favorite song off Campaign. If you haven’t listened to it you need to sis!

6. “Passionfruit” by Drake

Like everyone else in the world I’m sure you heard Drake released his new album, More Life. It has a lot of Carribbean vibes. “Passionfruit” is my favorite song off it. There were more songs I like from the album but I couldn’t fit them all on my list.

7. “Super Trapper” by Future

Future’s new album, FUTURE, is poppinnnnnnn! He never disappoints. I love to bump his album in the car, while I’m getting ready, and at the gym. His album has helped me get through workouts on several occasions!

8. “High Demand” by Future

This is also one of my favorite songs off FUTURE. As you can see I’ve listed three! #issavibe #forreal

9. “I’m So Groovy” by Future

“I’m So Groovy”… I got power… I’m so groovy… This song slaaaaaaaaapssss! I’ve had it on my snapchat(@shutupshemaia) a couple times and have people ask about it. If you’ve listened to it you’d know why.

10. “Since Way Back” by Drake (featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR)

I love Drake x PARTYNEXTDOOR collabs! This song has good vibes like majority of More Life. This is usually one of the first songs I play off the album. Girl, I know you know already

Tell me what is your Top 10 for March?!

“Work” x Rihanna Music Video Inspired Look

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I loved Rihanna’s makeup in her “Work” music video. Today I did my own subtle take of her look. This look is simple and perfect for going to class or to work… work, work, work, work, work.

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Most of the products I used you can get from any drug store. You can get the foundation and eye brow pencil from Sephora or online.

  • Bare Minerals Bare Skin foundation: Bare Buff 10
  • Maybelline Dream Wonder powder: 60 Sandy Beige
  • ELF Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
  • Revlon eyeshadow: Satin
  • Wet N Wild eyeshadow: Bleached Glitter (not pictured)
  • Rimmel London Glam’ Eyes liquid liner: Black Glamour (not pictured)
  • Rimmel London lipstick: Candy
  • Color Sensational lip liner: Plum
  • Maybelline Falsies mascara (flared edition)
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer mascara
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil: Dark Brown (not pictured)

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