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Drink the 8up

Check out the 8up blog!  They are on what’s new in music.. and what they like is JayBezz!

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“The8up Is trying to support this newly upcoming artists JAYBEZZ. We have an exclusive interview with him and his album is out today..

8up: Who IS JayBezz?

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JB: I’m a traveler from the future who grew up in the past. At least musically., I hope my project, “Evolove” represents that. I’m a performer. I love to dance, and I love to love.

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8up: Are you concerned with how people will take to your music?

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JB: Not at all. I do what I do, and I do it well. People can critique anything they see in their lives, but I will always be proud of the things I create because they represent me.”

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Check out ALL of the exclusive on their site!!

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XOXO

JayBezz

Interview with a Gay Atheist

The work begins now!  More people are talking about JayBezz and the new album!  Here’s the latest over at The Gay Atheist Blog:

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How did you come up with the title for your new album “Evolove”?

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This album documents the evolution of love.  Not just a political statement of men loving men, but a personal statement of how my love life has evolved.  Lots of personal stories about me and my ex’s on this album.

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What inspires your unique look?

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Fierce.  All day.  Everyday.  Ok, that’s not true.. there are so many days I sit around in sweats and a T-shirt. I’m also called a nudist by friends who know me best.  I turn the dial to 11 when it’s time to perform for the fans. They deserve to be entertained, and I make sure to bring it.”

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Read the interview HERE!

Read up!  Share your thoughts!

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XOXO

JayBezz

“Evolove” is available NOW!

Today is the big day! I can’t begin to describe the emotions I feel releasing this album. I joked to my friend saying, “My first child had better astonish, because I would hate for that to have to compete with what I’m feeling right now”. I have given birth to my first album. It is for YOU.

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I Told Rihanna

People have talked about relationship abuse, but there’s one thing that is continually missing in the conversation.  I think there are so many music artists out there using misogyny in the industry.  I just wanted to do something to bring it to the surface.  Every time I hear lyrics like “Hey Bitch! Wait till you see my dick”  I am forced to ask myself.. “Do women listen to this?”  I’m not a censorship supporter nor am I saying that it shouldn’t be out there for adults to “enjoy” if they so wish, but it does contribute to a problem.   Kids  are listening to that shyt.  Impressionable minds are prevalent in America.

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We, no doubt, have a violent culture.. I think we can do better.  Hip hop, Rap and RnB don’t need to continue to subscribe to the same archetypes of masculinity.  Easy to say coming from me.. but it’s none the less true.

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Personally I felt that the tone of “I’ve TOLD Rihanna countless times .. that I’m truly truly sorry” was very telling.  It’s not mine to forgive, and I do believe in redemption, but that must come with time and trust.  With this song, I wanted to make the point that relationship abuse is a real problem, especially in young people. And the scars don’t heal with a simple (rehearsed) apology.

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Never before has a generation looked so vigorously for role models in pop culture, and never before has pop culture been so saturated with sex and violence.  We can make a difference as consumers, as voters and as friends..  If you see abuse, report it.  If you or someone you know are being abused, there is help.. and you can start here: www.stoprelationshipabuse.org

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To listen to the song please visit my MySpace

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You can download it for free in the online Store

Love.

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JayBezz

JayBezz IS the new gay

Divos/ Divas:

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Here you go.  An article “in his own words”.  The New Gay blog has posted my candid piece, “Gay in R&B: The Industry’s Known Secret”  What do I have to say? Check it:

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“There has always been homophobia in the entertainment industry.  People have been told to hide their relationships, change their lyrics, dress differently, and much more.  When I began in the music industry, it was expected that my lyrics would be about “her” and who “she” was to me.  I remember sitting in the studio with the lyricists they brought in and talking about how we can effectively change all the men I referenced in my lyrics to women.  There was talk from managers about getting me a beautiful girlfriend to hang on my arm.  There were photo shoots where I struggled to keep the baggy jeans they brought from wardrobe from falling to my ankles.  It took some growing up to realize what I had become.”

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Make sure you go and check it.. and I’d really like to know your opinion.. does the industry overstep her bounds?  Am I right to put her in her place?  Discuss children.

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XOXO

JayBezz

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