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Exclusive Interview with DDB YAYO – New Rising Star

Meet Elijah Christian whose stage name is DDB YAYO from JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, is a Rising Star already taking the American music scene to the top. He is an upcoming musician and songwriter – DDB YAYO.

DDB YAYO is a 21-year-old artist who exceeds high levels of passion, determination, and commitment to make it huge in the music industry. Among different business industries and artistic fields, we come across people who radiate a different level of energy, passion, and commitment when it comes to their niche business.

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The music industry, especially in America has welcomed many such talents; however, a few of them have completely astounded people worldwide with their pure will and talents combined with their outstanding skills as a musician and artist such as DDB YAYO.

We came across one such high-performing “Rising Star”, named DDB YAYO, who has made his grand entry this year and still has gone ahead in gaining much momentum with his music. Asked DDB YAYO what is driving him towards becoming the artist he is today and this 21-year-old talent says, “My love and passion for music and the quest to make my unique niche with music in the vast American music scene.”

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DDB YAYO was born in Jamaica, Queens, and grew more inclination towards writing songs and found his peace in music. Early in life, his father had a home studio in the family basement, where this young talent would spend hours working upon his craft. However, no success story was ever built without any challenges and DDB YAYO had his own share of his struggles before he reached where he is today.

In 2007 he moved to Florida at the age of 7 and while in school growing up, he was expelled in his 7th-grade school in winter springs Florida. He went to another alternative school, where everyone desired to become a rapper. Hence, at the age of 13, DDB YAYO started with rapping and continued till 18 years of age and then started taking his talents seriously.

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We had the privilege to interview DDB YAYO and there are more to read about DDB YAYO:

 

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Questions:- 

 

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  1. Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

DDB YAYO: I use to see my dad in the basement every day when I was young doing music. I use to listen to him every day and it inspired me. Had me thinking when I grow up I wanna be just like him with music I have never seen someone so dedicated. I started rapping around the age of 13 and stuck to it until the age of 18 when I found out I can sing then I started to mix both. Now I’m on the path of becoming the next upcoming artist and I’m truly blessed.

  1. Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started this career?

DDB YAYO: I would say that starting my first music videos is my most interesting story! It took me all these years and I finally dropped a video which is out now on YouTube called “Lemme lone” By me DDB YAYO. I also have another music video coming up to my EP song “freestyle” which is going to be an eye-opener for the industry!

  1. Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

DDB YAYO: The funniest mistake I made was uploading my EP with 1 minute of dead sound at the end. I should have checked before uploading but now that most videos have over 10k views I don’t even wanna put it down so I know for next time to always check and LESSON LEARNED.

  1. What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?

DDB YAYO: The most interesting project I’m working on now, I would say is my videos. I’m working on and the song that I have out with CMG labeled artist trill will be called “AND I” out now on all platforms!

  1. Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with? What was that like? Do you have any stories?

DDB YAYO: Dj taj is definitely one. We started chatting back in 2015-2016 way before his fan base went up he currently is verified on all social platforms now! And if we wouldn’t have pushed each other as we did back in the days, I don’t think that we would be where we are now. I and him use to always network together, always trying to help each other grow our social media, and now look both of us are now successful in what we do!

  1. Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

DDB YAYO: Keep pushing, do not give up. Even when it seems like you’re not going anywhere, that’s not the point, it takes years to build and you will eventually get what you put it.

  1. You have been blessed with success in a career path that can be challenging. Do you have any words of advice for others who may want to embark on this career path, but seem daunted by the prospect of failure?

DDB YAYO: When you feel like your falling, pick yourself back up because this life nobody is there but you and if you want people to hear you, you have to keep that positive energy, you give out negative energy that’s what you’ll receive.

  1. Can you share with our readers any self-care routines, practices, or treatments that you do to help your body, mind, or heart to thrive? Kindly share a story or an example for each.

DDB YAYO: Every day I wake up and start cleaning even if something was already clean. What about self-meditation, for me it really clears the mind and after that, I go for an hour work and because with music you have to have a lot of energy and be hydrated to even sound like something! Can’t sound dull on the track.

  1. What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why? Please share a story or example for each.

DDB YAYO: (1). That marketing was the main key to getting your music out there. Without knowing that I was confused and getting little to no views.

DDB YAYO: (2). That, I need to know how to work social media algorithms that would boost my presence.

DDB YAYO: (3). That, I needed to work on myself if I really wanted to get anywhere. But now I have my own Google Knowledge Panel.

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DDB YAYO: (4). Social media was a big factor. Without having a good following on social media little to nobody would see your music.

DDB YAYO: (5). Distributing to all music platforms, I use to only post on YouTube until I figured myself that there were distribution sites to get my music on all platforms like Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, etc.

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  1. Can you please give us your favorite  “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?

DDB YAYO: “LIFE IS LIKE A CAMERA. FOCUS ON WHAT IS IMPORTANT. CAPTURE THE GOOD TIMES. DEVELOP FROM THE NEGATIVES, AND IF THINGS DONT WORK OUT, TAKE ANOTHER SHOT”

This quote is really relevant in my life because this is the quote I live by I would never give up and would just keep going.

  1. None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?

DDB YAYO: I am grateful towards my manager trill Will he has helped me jump-start my career tremendously and he’s not just my manager he’s my Friend! We knew each other for about 2 years now but he believed in what I do and let me hop on the music train!

  1. You are a person of enormous influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂

DDB YAYO: I would love to start a charity for the kids or even adults who can’t afford to get an education. That’s a big thing. I wasn’t able to finish high school and later during the years I realized how much that would benefit me and I wouldn’t want the next person to make the same mistakes

  1. We are very blessed that some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US with whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch, and why? He or she might see this. 🙂

DDB YAYO: Rod wave or Hotboii or even Hittem’up Rondo because they are all music artists I can relate to and would love to talk about collaborating on future projects.

14 How can our readers follow you online?

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DDB YAYO: Follow me on:

https://m.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/Ddb-yayo-102201211975781/

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https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/niS2wYCWgZaufHJP8

https://music.amazon.com/artists/B091G527VY/ddb-yayo?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER&musicTerritory=US

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https://music.apple.com/us/artist/ddb-yayo/1538352218

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/111989302

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https://www.iheart.com/artist/ddb-yayo-36036757/?autoplay=true

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeVv2dU4/

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https://youtube.com/channel/UCeqh4Jd8FJtPtm-5jmYIVbA

https://instagram.com/ddb_yayo?utm_medium=copy_link

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Michael Odu is the founder of Goshenvilla Limited and official Interviewer of Honk Magazine. He shares stories of inspiring entrepreneurs from all around the world and tips to create a better life & business.

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“Lonely Satellite” by Lexi Berg shares a serenade for the solitary heart

Lexi Berg

From the cozy corners of iconic venues like Ronnie Scotts to the vast expanses of the Isle of Wight Festival, Lexi Berg has captivated audiences with her enchanting performance and magnetic presence, now delivering her latest single, “Lonely Satellite.” This celestial gem orbits the heart’s loneliest spaces, transforming profound, expansive, and intimate closure into universally resonant anthems while offering a comforting embrace.

Born in Stockholm, the Swedish-American songstress, already making waves in the London music scene, brings fresh yet nostalgically rich folk-pop influences to the table, underscoring why she’s a rising star. “Lonely Satellite” perfectly encapsulates this blend, delivering a dreamy, nostalgic, refreshingly modern soundscape. Helmed by accomplished producer James Eliot, recognized for his collaborations with Ellie Goulding and Black Honey, the track is a masterclass balancing a warm acoustic base harmoniously interwoven with subtle innovative electronic components.

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Berg’s powerful, raspy voice, reminiscent of a modern-day Stevie Nicks, adds an intoxicating depth to this soulful track that draws audiences in from the first strum of the guitar. Her vocal delivery is filled with an aching vulnerability that makes the song’s message hit home. The contemplative lyrics, penned in the tranquil fields of Wales, offer a sense of solace and connection, becoming the guiding star and serving as an antidote to urban life’s often overwhelming pace.

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The resounding nature of Berg’s vocal soars introspectively; it reminds us of the power of music to heal and unify; even in our loneliest moments, we are not truly alone. “Lonely Satellite” represents a poignant ode for anyone who has ever felt like a lone satellite drifting in the vast universe, an auditory adventure through the cosmos of human emotional experience. This exceptional composition encourages the audience to sing along and feel less lonely, fostering a sense of community. This is Lexi Berg at her finest, delivering an emotionally stirring anthem that lingers long after the final chord dissipates.

 
CLICK HERE TO STREAM Lexi Berg’s Lonely Satellite on SoundCloud.
CONNECT WITH Lexi Berg | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook |

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MYAH ignites an anthemic symphony of unworthiness in her new single, “Flames”

MYAH

MYAH stirs up a bittersweet agony of a relationship undone by an avoidant partner’s attachment style plagued by dark thoughts of insecurity with her latest release, “Flames.” This song is a desperate plea and an unfiltered lament with a catchy, mainstream pop vibe. It’s set against a backdrop of shimmering alternative pop-punk melodies that grip audiences and don’t let go until the haunting outro.

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Hailing from the sun-kissed streets of South Florida and embodying influences from the brooding lyrics of Arctic Monkeys to the ethereal soundscapes of Sylvan Esso shine through in this impactful creation. The song starts with a tantalizing fusion of upbeat pop rhythms and introspective verses, instantaneously immersing the listener into emotional upheaval. Her candid and evocative vocal delivery guides us through the heart-wrenching tale of love slipping away due to feelings of unworthiness with profound lucidity.

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Lyrically, MYAH proves herself a master of the emotional spectrum, skillfully exploring themes of excitement and wonder intertwined with a symphony of love and the devastating lows of sorrow, weaving them into a coherent narrative that feels personal and universal. The recurring motif of “if only” in the outro, a poignant allusion to the movie ‘Holes,’ underscores the sense of a cursed love doomed by internal conflicts. This artful reference adds layers of meaning, encouraging listeners to reflect on their own “if only” moments.

MYAH’s capacity to conjure vivid, romantic imagery through her poetic craftsmanship makes this track one of the most striking in her repertoire. Its cinematic quality and heartfelt lyricism leave a lasting impression long after the haunting composition’s final note. In “Flames,” MYAH has crafted a must-listen sonic anthem for anyone who has ever struggled with the paradox of wanting to hold on while feeling compelled to let go. It’s a beautiful reminder of love’s complexities and its flames that can both warm and burn, wrapped in a sound that is uniquely her own.

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CLICK HERE TO STREAM MYAH’s Flames on Spotify.
CONNECT WITH MYAH | Instagram | TikTok

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