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Meet JoeeBilli

Today we’d like to introduce you to JoeeBilli.

JoeeBilli, before we jump into specific questions about your work, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I grew up in the church, in order to avoid Sunday school I learned to play by ear and became the piano player for the youth choir at Church of the Harvest in Torrance, bishop Clarence E. McClendon ministry. Growing up I met many of the greatest musicians and developed relationships with these artists through the church circle. As my piano skills and interest in music grew, I began to make my own beats. I was privileged to grow up around the Bereal family because of my Godparents.

The Bereal family is significant in the gospel circuit and other facets of writing and musicianship in the music industry. Watching and learning from my circle, I was able to duplicate their process in my own way and develop my own creative avenue. Creating music became my life, spending all my time in different studios and learning from others put me in a position to collab with artist already well-known in the game.

Being in these settings allowed me to work with Produced by THC and accomplish creating records for artist such as Casey Veggies, Nipsey Hussle, Kendrick Lamar, and other up and coming acts. I went on a national tour with a hot new act called SnL. Honestly, the business side of collaborating with other production teams was ruthless, I had to fight to receive credit for my work and sometimes didn’t receive credit at all.

This drove me to produce myself and expand my creativity with less boundaries. I aligned with some dope creative people we became a team we locked in to focus on JoeeBilli the artist, producer, writer, and creative. We put a lot of great energy and passion into my first project The Billi Show, which is out now streaming on all platforms.

Once The Billi Show was completed I was able to perform at local venues and events to reach new people. I was honored to perform with an amazing live band at the legendary Viper Room in Los Angeles recently. I look forward to all the possibilities the future holds and will keep creating great music.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has not been a smooth road

working with difficult people

stolen music

attorneys

management

peoples emotions

my own emotions

money, money, money

lack of money/funding

who makes the decisions

percentages of money

the list goes on.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
I’m a music producer first, I love creating sounds. Fellow artist usually pays me to come in a produce a full record for them. Female MC Siya likes the fact that if she has a sample I can flip it and create a new track from her reference. Most independent artist need the whole plug, such as studio time, a writer, the beat, an engineer, etc. I provide all these services for $500 a track. I am most proud that I can provide all these services under one roof and utilize them for my own artistry.

What were you like growing up?
I always wanted to be the center of attention whether it be class clown or trying to impress the ladies. My grades and focus in school was lacking due to my music dreams. In front of family as a child, I would advertise upcoming projects I envisioned in my future. Always entertaining few people get to know the true me, but I maintain a handful of long-time meaningful friendships and always connecting with people.

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