Jiggy is a Charlotte, North Carolina based rapper who grew up in New England before moving down to a warmer part of the country. He has spent the last decade building his name and enjoying the ride that has been his career.
In his own words, his career all sort of started by accident. He started recording when he was 15 with no real aspirations to make this a life path. However, once he started sharing his music and getting positive feedback, he found himself immersed in the journey.
Fast forward to 2020, and Jiggy continues to move forward and put out new releases. In a recent conversation with him, we asked him what he currently has in the works.
“I’m currently working on several new singles that I’ll be putting out towards the end of the year. Be on the lookout for one called “The Juice” – that one is a jam. A lot of my newer tracks that I haven’t released yet have a little bit more of a mainstream/catchy vibe to them. Expect to see more visuals, more features, and more material in general.”
While you’ll have to wait to hear the new stuff, there is no shortage of music from Jiggy that you can currently be vibing too. While his whole catalog is a versatile tour through the sounds of hip hop that has something to offer to everyone, he is currently promoting his latest single, ‘Tomahawk”.
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For our two cents, this song packs a punch both lyrically and musically while still giving listeners a smooth track to nod their heads too. When we asked Jiggy what his favorite piece of music that he had created was, he told us it was this track, and here’s why.
“It’s so tough to pick just one but if I had to choose I’d probably roll with my latest single “Tomahawk”. It was such a vibe when I made it. I recorded it in Charlotte, NC on my 28th birthday and had so much fun putting it together. I experimented a little with the vocals and stepped out of my typical pocket a bit. When I take a step back and try to listen to that one with unbiased ears I think it showcases how much I’ve grown as an artist. That’s the kind of work that keeps me going.”
Evolving as an artist is both tough and necessary and Jiggy continues to do it with style while staying true to who he is. In our chat with him, we asked him about influences and what inspires him.
On this topic, he cited life experiences and staying true to himself as big influences. This aspect is really reflected in his music and gives his fans something to relate to and gives authenticity to his sound.
Falling in love with a process is a key to being one of the greats and that is something that Jiggy lives when he created music. When we asked him about what inspires him, he told us it was the process of creation.
“I’d say the overall joy of creating something out of nothing. I love the process of putting a song together from start to finish – how it’s structured, which flows I use, the rhyme scheme, the vibe, the message – there’s so much freedom to being an artist. I metaphorically see it as starting with a blank canvas and having the ability to add as many colors or designs as I want. When I finally get to hang that sucker on the wall and showcase it there’s no better feeling. And I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t inspired by how my music impacts other people. I love hearing that what I create is motivating or gets someone fired up, especially because that’s the energy behind the scenes. I have a lot of confidence in my process and I hope that feeling is contagious to those who give it a listen.”
While learning about what inspires an artist is always fascinating, learning about what Jiggy is doing to inspire others is what really makes him stand apart from the crowd.
What he calls building a brand and a vibe that extends beyond just music, we call an effort to make the world a better place. As the owner of a clothing brand called Flow Clothing Company, Jiggy continues his mission to promote and support positive mental health.
We asked him about this message is apart of who he his, his mission, and his music.
“Being an optimist, I’m always trying to find the good in any situation. With the world being in such a strange place right now, I feel like a lot of people are struggling to stay positive. It’s been a tough year and I think we’re all sick of the negative energy that has come with it. My goal with Flow is to brighten your mood, your day, and your wardrobe. Even if it’s starting with a small group of people, if that can make an impact in any way, I think it’s exactly what the world needs more of.”
When asked if and how this message influences his music, here’s what he told us.
“Definitely. A lot of my songs that I’ve released so far have a confident, boasting type message behind them that isn’t intended to come off as cocky, but more of a motivating and inspiring intention. I hope the people who listen to my music get a boost to go find that self-confidence within themselves. What I haven’t released yet is the feel-good, laid-back, and more catchy style songs which you can expect to see in 2021. No matter what the vibe though, I never have any negative intentions and hope to positively impact as many people as possible.”
With a growing clothing brand, new music on the way, and a mission of spreading positive vibes, the future is bright. A man with such ambitious goals can sometimes hard to describe with words, but when it comes to Jiggy, we think these two statements put it into perspective. When asked what his biggest accomplishment is, he said never giving up on himself. When we asked what his future goals are he said he wants to continue to open doors, find new opportunities to succeed, and to grow as a person.
Whether it’s his clothing company, his music, or his personality, Jiggy is looking to spread optimism and to leave a positive mark on this world. To be an artist and/or entrepreneur, you have to be an eternal optimist to a degree. You have to believe in yourself and your mission.
That said, recognizing challenges is the key to overcoming them and 2020 is full of road blocks. We asked Jiggy about this year and the challenges it has presented for artists.
“Couple things. For this year specifically – Coronavirus. It’s stopped us from playing shows and connecting with fans in person. At the same time, streaming is down because people haven’t been going through their typical daily routines. It’s a lot more chillin at the house with family or friends and it makes sense rap isn’t the top choice for everyone. And then in general – there’s just so many people putting out music now. It’s so easy to do that anyone can do it. With 40,000 uploads to Spotify every day, you really have to separate yourself in some way and I’m confident that’s the direction I’m heading.”
If there is anyone capable of overcoming these challenges, it’s Jiggy, and his belief in that will aid him as he moves to the next stages of his career.
The world needs more positive messages in music, it needs more driven entrepreneurs, and it needs more Jiggy. With new music on the way and a growing company that is supporting mental health, 2021 is set to be a big year for this young Mogul. Make sure to hit the links below and follow along.
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Juno Temple joins making of ‘Godfather’ series ‘The Offer’ at Paramount+
Juno Temple has signed on to star in “The Offer,” the Paramount Plus series that will explore the behind-the-scenes drama during the creation of “The Godfather.”
“The Offer” depends on the experience of Oscar-winning producer Albert S. Rosy (Miles Teller), about thebehind-the-scenes events of the first 1972 film. Alongside Teller, the arrangement will star Matthew Goode as maker Robert Evans, Giovanni Ribisi as Joe Colombo, Colin Hanks as Barry Lapidus, and Dan Fogler as Francis Ford Coppola.
Temple will star Bettye McCartt, Ruddy’s assistant and a powerhouse with by her own doing. The role marks Temple’s latest in a streaming series, with the actress at present showing up in the critically-acclaimed Apple series “Ted Lasso.” Her other TV roles include “Vinyl,” “Little Birds,” and “Dirty John.” On the film side, she is known for starring in projects like “Maleficent,” “Atonement,” and “Palmer.”
She is repped by UTA, B-Side Management, Relevant, and Lichter Grossman.
“The Offer” will be written and executive produced by Nikki Toscano, who will likewise fill in as showrunner, with Michael Toklin having made the arrangement and furthermore leader creating. Teller and Ruddy will chief produce alongside Leslie Grief. Dexter Fletcher will coordinate the first and last square of episodes in addition to executive producing. Fundamental Television Studios will produce.
“The Offer” was first reported as being in the works at Paramount Plus when ViacomCBS revealed they were rebranding the streamer CBS All Access. Different shows declared from that point forward incorporate series adaptations of movies like “The Italian Job” and “Romantic tale,” just as numerous shows from Taylor Sheridan under his rich by and large deal with ViacomCBS.
Cutoff time originally revealed Temple’s casting.
Actor Fred Hechinger joins the cast of Hulu limited series ‘Pam & Tommy’
News on the World and Fear Street actor Fred Hechinger has joined the cast of the Hulu restricted series Pam and Tommy in a recurring role.
The series depends on the genuine story behind the release of the first ever popular video — the sex tape of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. Composed by Robert Siegel and DV DeVincentis, Annapurna-delivered Pam and Tommy stars Lily James and Sebastian Stan as the well known VIP couple.
Hechinger will play Seth Warshavsky, an classic Silicon Valley wonderkind, yet with the ethical limit of a pre-owned vehicle sales rep.
Siegel and DeVincentis executive produce and DeVincentis likewise serves as showrunner. Craig Gillespie directs and furthermore executive produces with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver and Alex McAtee by means of Point Grey;Dave Franco, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle and Ali Krug through Anapurna; alongside Chip Vucelich, Dylan Sellers and Sarah Gubbins.
Hechinger’s new credits include Let Them All Talk, Italian Studies, Fear Street Part 1: 1994 and Fear Street Part Three: 1666.
He’s repped by A3 Artists Agency, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and attorney Ryan LeVine.
Anne Rice’s ‘Interview With the Vampire’ series ordered at AMC
AMC is formally pushing ahead with an series adaptation of Anne Rice’s “Interview With the Vampire.”
Information on the series order comes a little more than a year after Variety only detailed that AMC had procured the rights to Rice’s book series “The Vampire Chronicles” and “The Lives of the Mayfair Witches.” “Interview With the Vampire” is the first series to be greenlit out of the obtaining.
The cabler has given the series an eight episode request with an eye toward a 2022 introduction on both AMC and AMC Plus. Rolin Jones will serve as writer, executive producer, and showrunner on the series under his general deal with AMC Studios. Imprint Johnson will chief produce under his general deal with AMC Studios too, with Anne Rice and Christopher Rice likewise executive producing.
Johnson has a long history with AMC Networks, having filled in as a leader maker on shows like “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” and “Rectify.” In addition to executive producing “Interview with the Vampire,” he will lead AMC’s endeavors to foster the full Anne Rice collection for streaming and television. “Interview with a Vampire” was recently adjusted into an element in 1994 featuring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst and Antonio Banderas.
“This is a day we have been looking forward to since we acquired this legendary Anne Rice collection a little more than a year ago,” said Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios. “This story already has millions of fans in the U.S. and around the world, we can’t wait to share this new interpretation of the classic brought to life by Rolin and Mark, as we continue to work on developing the entire collection. With ‘The Walking Dead,’ this Anne Rice collection and our majority stake in Agatha Christie Limited through our own Acorn TV, we are proud to have the stewardship of three unique, fan-forward and beloved franchises and universes, which we are only just beginning to explore. We are also thrilled to have Mark, a world class producer we have previously worked with on iconic series like ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Rectify,’ ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ on board at the helm of our efforts to develop an entire Anne Rice universe, with significant aspirations for these beloved stories and characters.”
The acquisition deal included 18 titles between the two book series, which together have sold in excess of 150 million duplicates around the world. Among the books in the two series are “Interview with the Vampire,” “Queen of the Damned,” “The Vampire Lestat,” and “The Witching Hour.”
“The challenge of adapting for television the groundbreaking and immensely compelling work of Anne Rice is both intimidating and exhilarating,” Johnson said. “Having previously produced films from such singular works, I recognize both the responsibility and the obligation we owe the material. I strongly believe that with AMC and Rolin Jones we are equipped to meet this challenge and to thrill and entertain both the loyal Anne Rice fan and the viewer who is just now discovering her work.”
Anne Rice is a New York Times Bestselling author of more than 30 books. Her first novel, “Interview with the Vampire,” was published in 1976 and has gotten one of top rated books worldwide A New York Times Bestselling and grant winning novelist by his own doing, Christopher Rice has worked together with Anne on numerous novels. Along with his creating accomplice, individual New York Times Bestselling author Eric Shaw Quinn, he runs the podcast and video network TDPS.
“In 1973, a grieving mother and extraordinary writer began what would become the finest Vampire novel ever written (all respects to Mr. Stoker),” Jones said. “Nearly fifty years later we know what’s expected of us. We know how much this book and the ones that follow mean to their massive fan base. We feel you over our shoulders as we tend the Savage Garden. Louis and Lestat are coming out of hiding and we can’t wait to re-unite them with you.”
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