229 Artists your opportunity has arrived to get your music on the radio! Interview also! #WorldPremiereRadio brings you the 96.3 Artist Spotlight every #WINSDAY (Wednesday for you slow folks) @ 9pm! This week's featured artist is #JEUS. Be on the lookout each week for a different featured artist!
Jeus (pronounced Juice) was born Nseobong Adam Faraji Anietie Ufot Akpan Inyang to Nigerian parents in Albany, Georgia. The dynamic 20-something year old artist says his biggest talent is being able to listen to and absorb creative energy from all around him, “I’m like Rogue. That’s why folks, including me, have a hard time comfortably placing my music within one genre. But i write, produce, sing, rap, and play a little guitar and piano. I’m also a skilled and published graphic & web designer, photographer and videographer.”
Raised in the small town of Albany, Jeus quickly discovered his talent for music in grade school. Singing, rapping and creating soon became his passion and he has remained a student of music since. Inspired by everyday experiences and personal struggles, his music represents the inconspicuous internal conflict he feels, teetering somewhere between happiness and depression. The industry has taken notice of his talents and he has had the opportunity to work with award winning artists and producers, such as GhostWridah, Grand Hustle/Hustle Gang Producers Stroud and 6 Mile JP, and many more from across the country.
Jeus describes himself as “the Kanye West of the south”. Brash, gifted and unapologetic; he is driven by a higher calling, “I’m focusing on surrounding myself with positive energy. Musically, I want to create an album with Kanye West, The Internet, Cocaine 80’s, & Robert Glasper with some breath-taking features from Kendrick Lamar, Nas, J.Cole, Beyonce, Natalie Cole, Andre 3000, and a few others.” Currently, he is promoting his latest politically-charged album “Graven Image”, recording new music and working with Exposure The Magazine to promote local artists.
Through his partnership with Exposure, Jeus hopes to build a platform that is directly responsible for launching the careers of south Georgia artists. “If people care about their community, they should support local artists. When young people spend time exploring the arts, they are able to expand their abstract thinking skills. They’re able to develop creative and efficient solutions to problems affecting their community. The artists are the leaders of innovation in almost every facet of modern society.”
His first initiative with Exposure is the launch of the “229 New Wave”, whose mission it is to restructure the regional music scene, making it competitive, exciting, and rewarding by providing a multi-faceted outreach platform that finds and catapults local talent to the forefront of the South Georgia Rap/Hip-Hop scene. More information about the 229 New Wave and the south Georgia music scene will be coming in the next few weeks! For now, we welcome Jeus to the Exposure family and are looking forward to great music coverage in the near future.
Jeus can be reached by email: Jeus@exposurethemag.com