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Daily Inspiration: Meet Joe Maye

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joe Maye.

Hi Joe, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I’m originally from Baltimore, I started modeling at just one-year-old as a face for Children’s Hospital. In middle school, I was apart of my school’s choir and eventually made my way into the school’s theatre program. This was around the time that I really developed a passion for the arts. After high school, I joined a collection of musicians and artists, eventually forming a band. I first came to Los Angeles about 5 or 6 years ago on a vacation. There was something about LA I was drawn to. Even before id visited, I knew I wanted to live here. When my trip was over, I decided I was gonna stay, and so I did. Being here in LA has opened so many doors for me. I’ve performed on major stages at festivals, sang with, and been advised by vocal legends, casted as a contestant on NBC’s The Voice, released my first EP “Sol, directed my own music videos, and most recently, this year I was chosen to participate in a campaign with Google for Google Pixel 5.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It has not at all been a smooth road. I’ve been dropped from labels/ management, I’ve been fired from jobs, rejected I’m not sure how many times, had my heartbroken, I was even homeless at one point. Thank God for therapy!

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
Well, I’m mostly known for my duet with Christina Aguilera while on The Voice. But aside from that.. I’m an artist. I sing, act, model, write, and most recently, I’ve put a little more energy into my skills as a mixologist. So I craft cocktails! At the moment, I’m most proud of a visual released earlier this year for my single “Killa”. It felt amazing seeing it all come together after hours and hours, days, weeks and months of preparing, editing, and execution. This was the most hands-on I’ve ever been with a visual. Set design, story preparation, lighting choices, editing, casting, it was a lot of work, but it was also satisfying.

What are your plans for the future?
I can’t talk about it too much because I don’t want to jinx anything… BUT…I am a mixologist and I’m working with some cool brands to create some products and some really fun content. And of course, I’m always writing and creating music so definitely be on the lookout for that as well.

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Myai Anthony Adrian Robison Tyren Redd

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