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Saturday, July 31, 2010

WBM Features: Jmic Da Artiz

If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.
-Lawrence J. Peter

Not even for a moment will a focused mind get deterred from going where it needs to go.

With success as the objective there isn't anything that will stop our next feature from doing just that. His goal; make his self known in the arts & entertainment industry. The means; whatever it takes. The effort; continuous while highlighting his ability to create music and dance remarkably well. The artist, somewhat of a self-actualized prophesy as he lives, breathes, and expresses himself as Jmic Da Artiz whenever he performs. He's 19 and definitely a star in the making, coming by way of Brooklyn, NY.

With some time to share a little bit about who he is and what he's all about, Jmic had a lot of great things to say. Get to know him a little better.

[As Told To Why Blue Matters]

Who is Jmic?

Jmic: Hmmm... Jmic Da Artizz Artizz lol , Jmic is (Michael Jay Wilkerson) Of Course ,
Jmic is a Recording Artist , a Rapper, a Dancer, a Songwriter, a Poet, I don't wanna sound corny or nothing but he is your co-worker , he is your guy next door, he is just the guy you pass everyday, to foremost to abbreviate it, Jmic is a Dreamer. Haha, didn't that sound smooth how I said it like I wasn't talking about myself? lol.

Where are you from?

Jmic: I'm From Brooklyn , New York

How long have you been involved in music?

Jmic: I'm Not going to say like I been involved with it sense I can walk like everyone else, but I always wrote and books and stuff. I never really really started to take it serious until high school, my dad was a DJ who worked with the Dis Masters and Master B, so it was always around me.

Do you play any instruments?

Jmic: Ahhh Mayne, I Really Wish I could. I try to play the piano. I'm getting better I think. I got three blind mice down.


Jmic: My interests include me mostly writing and dancing. If im not doing that, then I'm playing ball. Well I never said I was good at it-- I just like to do it lol or just watching TV. Truthfully I don't watch it like i use to, so I watch TV. whenever i get the chance. My favorite shows are Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Cosby Show, Martin, Family Guy, Boondocks, Law and Order SVU, just laying back watching nickelodeon with my lil sisters and my younger brother. My favorite movies are last dragon , house party , 40year old virgin , and SuperBad.

What you like most about being an emcee?

Jmic: Ohhh yea Jmic is a emcee too. lol, I haven't heard that word in a while.
What I like Most about Being a emcee able to express yourself, and reach people in a way that really cant be explained.

What does it mean to be an artist in 2010?

Jmic: It means Evolution. It means Survival. It means History, especially with everything happening in the world. Music plays a very big part in our adolescences and our grown folks today which is shown in our media. As a artist Myself, it means for me to go harder. I'm not perfect none of us is, I'm jus saying that I'm aware that the media will make me out as a role model, and if so I will make it my duty to be that.

How is important creativity to you?

Jmic: Creativity is very important, so is originality. That's what I look to do in every line I write. If I don't think it's creativite in my work, I seriously
my intentions is to not proceed with it.

What does success mean to you?

Jmic: It means Everything. It's another chapter, a new beginning-- means that I accomplished something they said I cant do. What Jay-z says in that record "I Can't base what I'm gonna what everybody isn't." I don't know if that has to do what your question I just felt like saying that.

Has that answer changed over the years? No not now. It will though, because when I get to that point, that I may looked like I succeeded, I'm not gonna stop there, I know it's gonna be so much more work, the goals just get bigger and the accomplishments just get brighter.

What inspires and motivates you?

Jmic: My Family. They just keep me so grounded. I do it for them as well as myself. My friends just always know what to say like to make me laugh and keep me going, and my fans, they really keep me going so much they don't even know. There have been sometimes that I really felt I was losing it and really didn't know what to do. I would go online and i just read my messages in my in box and they really inspire me. I save my favorites...

Whats in your iPod?

Jmic: I listen to all kinds of music. Name an artist from any genre of music. I bet I have it. The list goes on-- I'm talking Jay-z to Barry Manilow, lol. Don't stand here and say you don't like "Mandy," thats my joint. I guess you can say I have an ear for music. I'm always using it anytime I have the chance to. Ohhhh also I have a lot of old skool hip hop and r&b in there too. You know you gotta have that and some videos of family guy.

How important has internet been to your success?

Jmic: far gone it has been a very big part. I wouldn't say I'm there yet. There's just so much more work to do. Productively, it's giving me a chance to expand my horizon and to think more bigger than just my own back yard. The ability to have a chance get support from people from all around the states and even fans from Germany, Canada, and U.K. Having that support helped me as a person as well as an upcoming artist. The internet has been important to building my success, I think it's important to anyone who is trying to make it out there and take it to the next level not just music but entertainment period.

Who would you like to work with?

Jmic: I take collaborations really seriously so if you hear my CD you wouldn't hear many features, perhaps just my team R.F.G and Flight School Heroes. I would like to colab with someone who would bring out the vibe musical style and feeling and to the sound. As for the ladies, there are so many I can think of, I can see myself doing a collaboration with Ciara, Leona Lewis, FeFe Dobson , Karina Pasian, Miranda Cosgrove. For the dudes, as for right now, I'll say Chris Brown, John legend, Fabolous, Kayne West, Justin Beiber, Nick Jonas and even over seas artist bands like Phoenix, Tesla Boy, and Robyn I would like to colab with.

Current projects?

Jmic: I am currently working on a EP Mixtape titled "The Year Of The Dreamer," you will be hearing that soon. Also working on a little bit of acting reading some scripts, just looking at parts, I'm gonna keep you updated on everything on my official youtube page.

What type of impact you would you like to leave?

Jmic: If any impact, I wanna leave is when I leave they say, "Wow... Jmic is a Legend."

Any final words of advice?

Jmic: Never give up, dreams come true.

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