Webisode: Jahzel & The Black Key Collective – The Collective: Episode 4
Following the Release of His Album, The Wake Up, Jahzel and His Team Prep For a Meeting At Viacom In the Fourth Episode of Their Webisode Series, Presented by HipHopDX
Critical Praise for Jahzel:
“Jahzel’s first impression is a solid one.” – The Smoking Section
“This is music with few hang-ups…perfect for a summer hip-hop playlist.” – PrefixMag
“Jahzel’s future brightens with every new release… we’re excited to hear more.” – HotNewHipHop
Jahzel and his Black Key Collective document the second day of their jam-packed trip to New York City in the fourth episode of their six-part webisode series, presented by HipHopDX. The series follows the team as they navigate the music biz while managing an independent record label, from traveling and budgeting to working as a solid crew in the hectic industry.
In the previous episode we tracked Jahzel’s first day in the Big Apple, from freestyling for DJBooth TV’s RapBox to hosting a big dinner with important music industry contacts. Things kick up even more in webisode four as Jahzel preps for his meeting with MTV. Following the excitement of his album, The Wake Up, being available on iTunes, the team gets pumped for the day, putting together merch bags and running down the Manhattan streets to get to the studios on time. While at Viacom, Jahzel delivers a presentation to MTV and VH1 staffers, playing his album and pitching music videos for rotation on the networks.
Jahzel’s The Wake Up debuted via HotNewHipHop, who raved “Jahzel’s future brightens with every new release… we’re excited to hear more.” The release earned praises from Okayplayer, 2DopeBoyz, XXL, FakeShoreDrive, EARMILK, AllHipHop, and more. This momentum accompanies the team’s never-ending hustle as Jahzel is on his way to becoming one of Chicago’s finest MC’s.
Watch Jahzel & the Black Key Collective’s The Collective, Episode 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg1JzB41BF8
Check out HipHopDX’s premiere: http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/videos/id.19133/title.jahzel-the-black-key-collective-present-the-collective-webisode-ep-4
Listen to The Wake Up: https://soundcloud.com/jahzelmusic/sets/the-wake-up
Purchase The Wake Up on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-wake-up/id959982460?ls=1
Only a true Chicagoan can fully understand the city’s hustle mentality – simultaneously holding down multiple jobs while going to school, taking care of our families, and being active in our communities, all while pursuing our dreams and goals. It’s the Chicago way. Chicago-born musician Jahzel, eats, sleeps, and breaths that mentality: “We [Chicagoans} are hustlers in general; we get it done,” he says proudly. “I am telling the story about Chicago that hasn’t been told – that along with the bad things that are happening, there are plenty of positive things going on. This is the real story of Chicago and I think people can relate to it.” Jahzel has always been a proud Chicagoan, and his most recent project, The Wake Up, is an ode to the city he holds dear.
“Who Is You?!” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fpML8OnG6Y
“John Stockton / Radio Raheem”: https://soundcloud.com/jahzelmusic/03-john-stockton-radio-raheem/s-V210C
“Wake Up!” video: http://youtu.be/4usNJYRSD2s
“Who Is You?!”: https://soundcloud.com/jahzelmusic/who-is-you/
“Wake Up!”: https://soundcloud.com/jahzelmusic/wake-up
“The Collective” Webisode Series, Episode 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg1JzB41BF8
“The Collective” Webisode Series, Episode 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALICOKg2TIg
“The Collective” Webisode Series, Episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq43BRI9pBI
“The Collective” Webisode Series, Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeOr0vAGnBg
Bio, pictures, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/jahzel