“There’s Still Some Darkness That Has To Be Fought, Negativity Is Only Buried With More Negativity And Hate”
A Conversation with Pop Sensation Jay Diamondz
“I want to start a movement of love and acceptance. It’s something my influences did and I feel like there’s still some darkness that has to be fought. There is too much negativity in this world and it’s only buried with more negativity and hate. Freedom of expression is extremely important to me as I want my fans to feel good about expressing themselves through whatever medium they choose. For me, it’s all about music as I hope to reach as many people as possible to inspire others to achieve greatness in their own lives.”
I had the pleasure of interviewing Pop Sensation Jay Diamondz
Thank you so much for joining us! What is your “backstory”?
I started off as a promoter in the DC nightclub scene. Packing clubs, booking artists, throwing events! There was so much energy I was living off of. But just as dark as those ally’s and clubs are, the industry side is darker. I decided to step away from promoting, after losing a lot of money, and focus on re sparking my childhood dream. Something I forgot about over the years.
Can you share the funniest or most interesting story that occurred to you in the course of your music career?
The most interesting thing happened to me when I was about 10 years old. There was this Bollywood concert happening at the local arena and one of the performers injured himself. He came out from backstage to ask the audience if somebody would like to join him on stage to dance, because he can’t fully boogie. My father puts me up on his shoulder and I catch the attention of the artist. He picks me and I’m running through the first few rows towards the stage. I get onstage and they turn the house lights on. 15,000 people.
What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?
I’m currently working on a music video for my new single, “Magic”. This project has been a dream come true! I was fantasizing about all the little magical creatures we put into the video for such a long time, can’t wait for the world to see it! It will be out soon, you can check out the audio on Spotify,
Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with? What was that like? Do you have any stories?
The most interesting encounter I would say I’ve had thus far, would be when I booked Sean Paul for my first concert production, and he’s backstage teaching me how to properly roll a joint. This was years ago but I can vividly remember his rolling skills. Amazing.
Which people in history inspire you the most? Why?
Madonna and Prince are my biggest influences. Everything from their style to music. Live Presence to off camera personas. There’s some magic left in the early 90s/late 80s that needs to be be kept alive
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
Im happy I am able to spread messages of love and acceptance through my music. Love is the key element to anything. Its the recipe of life. I have this theory that the more love you spread, the lovelier the world will get.
You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. :-)
I want to start a movement of love and acceptance. It’s something my influences did and I feel like there’s still some darkness that has to be fought. There is too much negativity in this world and it’s only buried with more negativity and hate.
Freedom of expression is extremely important to me as I want my fans to feel good about expressing themselves through whatever medium they choose. For me, it’s all about music as I hope to reach as many people as possible to inspire others to achieve greatness in their own lives.
What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.
1. Don’t rush your dream’s manifestation. Life is a marathon, not a sprint
2. Don’t burn bridges! You never know where it could have taken you! And it’s bad karma!
3. Take time to master your craft. That’s what will set you apart from the rest of the people in the crowd, how well you know your craft.
4. Find a balance between chasing your dreams, family life, and social life. There’s a world outside the studio or office or gym or school. Go out there and live in a different world sometime
5. Don’t give up no matter what happens. If it’s your calling, if it’s meant to be, you will know. Because you won’t be able to explain why you want it so much, you just do. So go out there and chase after it!
How can our readers follow you on social media?
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I have been blessed with the opportunity to interview and be in touch with some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment. Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she just might see this. :-)
I would love to sit down for a meal with Tove Lo. She’s a boss. I love Swedish music and pop music so why not have the best of both world with this Swedish Pop star
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