Tell us about yourself and your music
Jae-Killz is a music producer, mixing/mastering engineer, and a graphic designer from New York. He is the CEO of indy record label Ascension Music Mafia. He has produced songs for 1017 records, Brick Squad Monopoly, Young Money, and various indy artists. He is also known for his various mixtape series with DJ Wild Child and Hoodrich’s DJ Krave which can be found on My Mixtapez. He has been featured in Vybe Magazine for the mixtape “Brick Squad Forever” by Dolla Ru which he engineered multiple tracks and also produced one. He was featured on 50 cent’s “This is 50” site for producing a track titled “Poppin Bottles” by Yung Suave. This was 1 of 6 songs he produced that was on the album “#MafiaGang #FreeGuwop.” During the coronavirus quarantine, he released a beat tape on Datpiff titled “The Beat Buddha 2.”
He has done graphic designs for SODMG artist Corey Coka as well as the companies that are mentioned above.
Talk to us more about your latest release
My latest release is with an artist named YV Klipz titled “Forgive Me” featuring Lil Chuckee from Young Money. This song was for those who aren’t ashamed to admit that they had to sin to win.
What inspired you to write this release?
I did not write this release, I just produced the track.
Describe the writing and recording process
I did not write the release, I just produced the track.
Any plans to release a video?
Any plans to hit the road?
Not until the coronavirus is under control.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I believe the key to standing out is being yourself. No one wants to be themselves anymore. Everyone is trying to imitate other people thinking that it’s going to make them successful faster. Fame is a hell of a drug. In order for your brand to stand out, you have to be unique. It’s hard to win when you are doing the same things that everyone else is doing. The line is too long. There is no traffic in your own lane.
Who have you been listening to lately?
A lot of Lil Wayne, Pusha T, Rick Ross, Migos, J. Cole, Wale, French Montana, Money Man, and my favorite 90’s and early 2000’s music.
Who are your biggest influences?
My biggest influences would be J. Cole, Ryan Leslie, 808 Mafia, Drumma Boy, Kanye West, DJ Khalid, Dr. Dre, Timbaland, And Zaytoven
Tell us about your passions
My passion will always be making beats until the day I become deaf or die. You can still find me in the hood I grew up in playing pick up games of basketball. I have also added stock trading to list.
What else is happening next in your world?
To keep helping up and coming artists release their music with my brand “Ascension Music Mafia.” I like being indy but who knows maybe I’ll finally sign with a major.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Jae-Killz
Connect with Jae-Killz
Facebook: http://facebook.com/iamJaeKillzInstagram: http://instagram.com/iammJaeKillzTwitter: http://twitter.com/iamJaeKillzYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCynwbVlNY0r-K-dUMekB4nwLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/jaekillz