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

 

Never Give Up On Your Dreams (Why I Quit My Dream Job)

As some of you may know I have been dealing with a lot of tragedy the past few weeks but am keeping my head up. I never got a chance to upload Part 2 of my Day in the Life of a Personal Stylist Vlog. (It will be posted soon.) I wanted to post this video first and dedicate it to Adrian Walker. ❤️ What I am sharing with you is what I shared with Adrian during our last conversation. He always believed in me and my dreams. He also taught me so much about life. He will always be a significant part of me. Rest In Paradise ❤️

This is solely my personal experience and my personal opinions. My only message for this video is always go after your dreams and listen to your instinct. And don’t ever let anyone get in the way of that. Our dreams are precious and you have every right to live yours out.

Take care. Stay blessed. Stay beautiful ♡

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Shop For a Cause This Holiday! Shop MAHI!

Give back and save a life this holiday when you purchase any MAHI bag.

MAHI is a U.K.-based made-to-order 100% leather company. $1.50 of every purchase is donated to the Frank Water 10 Sanitation Project.

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Shop for a good cause. Shop MAHI Leather.

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I have recently been selected to be an ambassador for MAHI Leather. They are an amazing U.K. based leather goods company that has been recognized in magazines such a Vogue and GQ.

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Vlog: My Month In Milan (Ferragamo Museum, Prada Museum, NABA + More)

Hey guys! I’m back with another vlog! Take a look at the month I spent in Milan.

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Why Is Leather So Frequently Used in the Fashion Industry?

leather fnlFrom street wear to luxury fashion, leather is used quite frequently in the fashion industry. I am sure you have noticed this yourself but have you ever thought about why that is?

Leather is used for both fashion and utility purposes. It is frequently used in the fashion industry for shoes, handbags, jackets, and accessories. Last month during my trip in Italy I bought my first Moschino purse… which was made of leather of course. This is common with luxury handbags being that leather provides superior quality and high fashionable products.

Although leather is used worldwide it is particularly popular in the western half of the world. This would make sense being that it tends to be cooler in these countries. Leather products are great for keeping warmth and style at the same time!

Leather is also well known for the rebellious attitude it gives. This trend first became popular in the 1940’s with the black motorcycle jacket and has stuck ever since. Thank you Hollywood! Leather also has many advantages such as durability, protection against water, and protection against wind. This is also another large reason leather is still frequently used.

However, leather is not only appropriate for fashion but also for home goods (e.g. furniture) and even interiors of cars. The discovery of leather has highly impacted the fashion industry as well as the home décor and car industry. It is essential worldwide and is not too likely to lose its admiration anytime soon.

Comment below what your favorite leather product is. Check out the article below to discover more things you did not know about leather! Thanks for reading! Stay beautiful. https://mahileather.com/blogs/news/10-facts-about-leather-you-didn-t-know

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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3 Places You Need to Visit in Milan!

Ciao bella! This week I traveled to beautiful Milano and have enjoyed a lot of time sight-seeing. In the four days I’ve been here I have seen and learned a lot. This is the first country I have been to outside of the states so each experience has been new and exciting for me! Here are my three favorite places I have visited so far!

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DSCN2155 copyThe Duomo Cathedral is one of Italy’s largest and most famous attractions. It is the world’s largest Gothic cathedral and second largest Catholic cathedral. Duomo di Milano is dedicated to Saint Mary of the Nativity. It took nearly six centuries to build beginning in 1386, being completed in 1965. You are also able to visit inside which is personally my favorite part. Stay tuned for my vlog to see more!

Fun Fact: Duomo di Milano has more statues than any other building in the world with a total of 3,159 statues.

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The Navigli is also a very famous attraction in Milan, Italy. The neighborhood is dated all the way back to 1179. The waterways were initially built to connect Milan to the nearby lakes to transport goods which included precious marble from Candoglia, used to build Duomo di Milano.

Fun Fact: Legend has it that Leonardo Da Vinci helped develop the renovation of Milan’s canals in 1482.

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Corso Como 10 is a very famous concept store in Milan, Italy. In 1990, Carla Sozzani, former fashion editor and publisher, opened a gallery featuring art, photography, fashion, and design called Galleria Carla Sozzani. It is located in garage 10 of Corso Como in Milan. More than 250 exhibitions have taken place here. It is a great place for both tourists and locals. Corso Como 10 also has a cafe which makes it a perfect place for lunch!

Fun Fact: The gallery has its own publishing company which is dedicated to art, photography, fashion, and design like the gallery.

Milan is a very beautiful city with many different attractions and things to do! I have only been here four days and have already experienced so much. Being in the world’s fashion capital has been a dream come true for me! If you love fashion and art as much as I do then you will be sure to love it to! Stay tuned for more adventure! Ciao!