and we come to what could be my favourite interview of the lot so far (even tho it’s the shortest it’s the most serendipitous). one late night almost a month ago i got into an 90s r&b mood, which happens pretty often as that’s the shit i mostly grew up listening to. so it kinda sticks and you end up having these 2-3hrs blocks of time where it’s nothing BUT 90s jams. in the midst of that, i naturally fired up some Jodeci. and as always i went to YouTube for the quick and easy access, where i stumbled onto a random video of a cool chick singin an acoustic track, simply titled “Beautiful Company”. weird thing was it was labeled as “Jodeci” as well, which i thought was a mistake. turns out, it’s not. after fallin in love with the song, i ended up using it as the last track on the C.O.A.C.M. Vol. 1 mix (after editing and EQing it a bit). eventually i got in touch with her ppls and here we are! get to know her, folks. i’ma do all i can to promo her stuff in future so keep an eye (and both ears) out.
1. what’s your name, where are you from & how did you get involved with music?
my name is Jodeci Boyd, i’m from Moreno Valley. i got involved in music at a young age, i’ve always loved singing & listening to music, just the different styles & genres.
2. how did your particular track in the mix come about/is there a story behind its creation?
this song was written from a personal experience of mine. one day i was just in deep thought jamming, came up with the chords & just freestyled the lyrics.
3. who or what inspires you to create? and how do you STAY inspired?
my love for music, the struggle of life, any & everything good in life will continue to keep me inspired. i just wanna keep writing & keep telling others about my stories. maybe one day i’ll touch people on a way deeper level.
4. your opinion on copyright and the sharing of music? (specifically tunes made by unsigned, under-the-radar and bedroom artists that are then shared by fans?).
i think it’s awesome. i love that it gives artists leeway, it helps get them a little fan base going . this website inspired me to start posting more, seeing that people have been downloading it gives me more confidence to post more of my music for people to listen to.
5. the best place to listen/download/buy your tunes? and any final words you’d like to say to the Internets?
honestly i’d have to go with YouTube. it’s my favorite place to look for artists & music. i’m not big on being online anymore so i haven’t really been downloading music, but when i do i get it off of YouTube.
Jodeci‘s laid back acoustic ditty “Beautiful Company” closes out the CONFESSIONS OF A CURLY MIND Vol. 1 mix (edited & re-mastered by moi). i truly appreciate the random way in which this song dropped into my life, not to mention it also helped spark this entire idea into existence. please take the time to check both the mix and the song out. SUPPORT GOOD MUSIC. download the mix here: .zip | .rar | Soundcloud.