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Meet Jada Tradez

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jada Tradez.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Jada. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I am a multifaceted music artist, performer, and writer. My life consumes music. I would write songs, poetry, and even taught myself how to dance at a young age. I still remember asking my parents to take me to an audition that was being held by the singer Ciara. I had practiced for a week after hearing about it on the radio. Somehow I was convinced I’d win and become a backup dancer/artist. [laughing] Though I didn’t get to attend, I found myself working to be a well-known music artist. I pretty big dreams and aspirations; it’s great to see it all unfolding. My first project to have released in 2019 on all platforms is called 11/11. I decided to name my project 11/11 because, in my opinion, it represents creating positive thoughts and turning it into action. I have a song called Hollywood on my project that I like to perform when going back and forth from Atlanta to Los Angeles. Additionally, I created a song called don’t get in my way, which talks about losing my brother and friends to violence and wanting to make it in the world without someone getting in the way. My little brother was one of my biggest supporters, so it was only right to create the song with him in mind.

In over a year, I went from recording music on my laptop to recording music in some of the best recording studios with great artists and producers. Now I am performing across different states with a strong drive to take over. Of course, it’s never easy as it sounds. I question my progress at times. Yet, I continue to craft my skills as a music artist and hope to continue showing the world my artistry. I know what it feels like to be counted out, used, and searching for an avenue in the music industry. Surrounding yourself with people that influence you just as much you do. I’ve played at several venues in places like Atlanta, Virginia, North Carolina, Los Angeles and found that you have to make the right connections or otherwise you can find your pockets running low from paying to perform. Relationship building is so important. Having the right people in my life provided so many opportunities. No one can do it alone. There is always a team working together to see the dream through. I would say that at this moment in my career, I am focused on building a team. I know the time will come when someone will sign me. Meanwhile, I will continue performing and creating new music.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
A smooth road is far from what I have experienced. I have experienced the cliche term, “starving artist” for sure. There were times when I would pay my last few dollars just to perform on stages or to get into venues just to introduce myself. Yet, I think the most challenging part of being in the music industry is finding the right people to work with. I have been doubted, counted out and overlooked plenty of times. Now, I am starting to get the recognition that I have worked tirelessly for. It took years to prove that my artistry is great and all it takes is the right person to notice. Also, I have found that it is necessary to believe in yourself in order for others to believe in you. Therefore, connecting with people who have a similar vision is important as well.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am known for creating music, writing appealing songs and performing with great energy. I am most proud of releasing my current project 11/11 on all digital platforms. The project consist of 11 tracks that are diverse. I have a record with artist such as Euro Gotit, Auni Saxton, and Vic Blaze. They are all unique artist and when writing the project, I knew they would sound great on each song. I believe my energy, vibe, and style sets me apart. I don’t look, sound, or behave like anyone else. I am a genuine person who can really connect with almost anyone. I’m not into negativity and I don’t like to be around it. Moreover, when performing, I love to engage with the crowd and give my all no matter who’s watching. It’s one of the greatest feelings in the world. I can’t wait to tour soon.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I would definitely choose to invest in myself before investing into others. When I first started off as an artist, I strongly wanted to help people achieve their goals while placing mine on hold. There is no way that I am doing that now; those days are over. I am giving myself the attention I deserve to create new projects and explore who I am as an artist. I have redirected my steps and since then, I have improved my artistry significantly. I am building my portfolio more and more with hopes of working with some of the greatest artist in the world.

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Nathan Pearcy; J Rivera

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