jCrizzy, a powerful presence in the music realm, is commanding the world’s attention with an array of talents and enthralling creativity. Hailing from Queens, NY, and nurtured in the vibrant culture of the Philippines, this exceptional artist has masterfully blended diverse influences, forging a remarkable path in the artistic realm. Presently rooted in the Bay Area of Northern California, jCrizzy finds his creative sanctuary, poised to embark on an extraordinary expedition that is certain to etch an indelible mark on the global music stage.
At the heart of jCrizzy’s essence resides an unwavering adoration for music. This ardor has transformed into the very impetus that propels his artistic pursuits. From the unbridled potency of rap to the soul-stirring cadence of vocals, from the intricacies of production to the technical finesse of engineering, jCrizzy wholeheartedly embraces every aspect of the music industry. His commitment to his artistry is unmistakable, evident in each melodic note, every poignant lyric, and the rhythmical pulse of every beat he orchestrates.
In a captivating rendezvous, jCrizzy, the enigmatic artist, engaged in an intimate dialogue with none other than HONK Magazine. This enchanting encounter grants fervent admirers an exquisite glimpse into the intricacies of his past, the tapestry of his musical inspirations, and the forthcoming opuses he has in store. The interview unearths jCrizzy’s humble origins in the realm of melodies, his remarkable feats along the creative journey, and the profound meaning he seeks to impart through the harmonious notes he weaves.
HONK: Let’s kick things off by getting to know each other a bit better. Tell us your name, age, and where you’re from—as much or as little as you’re comfortable sharing.
jCrizzy: I go by jCrizzy, and I’m from the Bay (Northern California). I was born in Queens, NY, and spent some of my childhood overseas in the Philippines. I’ve been pursuing my passion for some time now, and I’m hoping to share my music with more and more people. Rapping, Singing, Production, engineering—I love every little step of the pursuit. I’m blessed to be able to create music and chase my dreams.
HONK: We all need good advice from time to time. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received about music?
jCrizzy: Be patient and lay the foundation brick by brick, layer by layer.
HONK: If you could go back in time, what would you do differently based on what you know now?
jCrizzy: I would probably not be so trusting and understand that not everyone is out there with your best interests in mind.
HONK: We all face challenges, but what’s your biggest one yet?
jCrizzy: I think my biggest challenge at this point is trying to position myself to be able to help those around me.
HONK: What keeps you motivated and moving forward when things get tough in the music industry?
jCrizzy: I think that when it comes down to it, I just love the whole process and everything that comes with it. Though expectations can get you down at times, love always gets me through.
HONK: If you had the chance to open a show for any artist, who would it be and why?
jCrizzy: I think an opening for someone like Ed Sheeran would be incredible. Just the experience alone of being on a tour of that magnitude would be everything!
HONK: Take us through your creative process. How do you come up with your excellent work?
jCrizzy: Creativity, for me, happens randomly. Thank God for voice memos and notes. Once I get into my creative space, I listen back or look at what I have and try to build something from there. When I have a lot of free time, I also like to just sit and let things go where they may.
HONK: We all struggle with productivity and scheduling at times. How do you tackle these issues and stay on top of things?
jCrizzy: I always make sure to save some time out of each day to focus on my passion, no matter how long it is. When I start to feel like I’m stuck creatively, I just go and live life for a bit, and life seems to keep inspiring me every time.
HONK: What are you currently focusing your time and energy on?
jCrizzy: Right now, I have a few songs I’ve been working on and chipping away at. I feel like music is somewhat like sculpting; you just keep refining and shaping the sound until it gets to where you want it to be.
HONK: What’s your take on the state of “Your genre” in the industry right now?
jCrizzy: Music is in a beautiful place. Making music is so accessible now that you can find magic everywhere you turn. People can now make hits on their phones!
HONK: Lastly, how can our readers follow you online? And please don’t forget to attach three high-quality images.
jCrizzy: I go by jCrizzy on all digital platforms and YouTube. My Instagram and Threads are @jcrizzy
My Tiktok and Twitch are @jcrizzwald
Massive Festival Garden Of Eden Announces Huge Ticket Giveaway With Astounding Star Artist
Garden of Eden is coming to California in the high deserts of Adelanto at the Adelanto Stadium & event center on September 30th.
But it doesn’t end there,an oasis of music and merriment is set to rise from the star artists of the Garden Of Eden Festival, subgenres, dance and EDM with vip experiences for every enthusiast.
Spanning four expansive stages, the festival showcases the likes of renowned artists including the thrilling ETC! ETC!, the pulsating Teddy Killerz, dynamic Murdock, and, of course, crowd-pleasers such as Blaqout, High Zombie, Mista J, and the ever-electrifying Adil C. Accompanied by notorieties such as Sage Sam, Sawyer Sharbino, and Alexander James Rodriguez.
Evoking visions of mythical gardens, serpentine mysteries, and tempting apples, the festival beckons attendees into an enchanting world of sound and sensation.
Garden of Eden Festival multiple stages confirmed –
Mainstage – The Tree of Life Stage
Stage 2 – The Forbidden Fruit Stage
Stage 3 – The Genesis Stage
Stage 4 – The Inferno Stage
Beyond the beats, a curated selection of vendors awaits, offering everything from delectable bites to festival-centric memorabilia.
EVENT INFO –
- When: September 30, 2023
- Where: Adelanto Plaza & Event Center, 12000 Stadium Way, Adelanto, CA 92301
- Hours: 4PM – 4AM
- Age Admission: 18 or above
Feeling lucky? Win some free tickets here – https://www.instagram.com/p/CxL1Ct9vvJR
Buy tickets to your escape to the desert reverie here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/garden-of-eden-electronic-music-festival-tickets-684446236117
Please note, the event is strictly 18+. The Garden Of Eden Festival invites attendees to escape the mundane and enter a world of unbridled excitement and euphoria.
Yin Lin’s Resounding Keys to Success”
Nestled amidst the electric heartbeat of Shanghai, Yin Lin’s tryst with the ivory keys of a piano commenced when she was a mere toddler of three. Born and nurtured in the rich cultural milieu of this dynamic city, she embraced her passion with open arms, setting the stage for a musical journey that many can only dream of.
By the age of 15, she had already graced the prestigious corridors of Shanghai Normal University School of Music. Under the nurturing wings of renowned figures like Shuxing Zheng, Lan’er Hu, and Zhebang Xie, Yin Lin didn’t just evolve; she soared, etching her name into the annals of music history. Her prodigious talents didn’t go unnoticed; she clinched distinguished honors such as the Pearl River Piano Cup National Pentathlon Competition and the much-coveted MAP-IMC award in 2021.
Yin’s thirst for knowledge was insatiable. Adding more feathers to her cap, she pursued multiple degrees, with her academic journey reaching an apex when she secured the Artist Certificate from Azusa Pacific University School of Music. As we speak, a scholarship awaits her at La Sierra University, all under the esteemed Dr. Elvin Rodriguez’s tutelage. And come this fall, another chapter awaits as she embarks on a DMA degree program at the renowned University of Southern Mississippi.
The timeline between 1999 and 2022 isn’t just years on a calendar for Yin; it’s a collage of her multifaceted engagements. Be it mesmerizing audiences with soulful solo recitals or rubbing shoulders in masterclasses with industry giants such as Dr. Allan Smith and the Grammy Award-winning Opera Singer, Victoria Livengood, Yin has done it all. A shining feather in her cap was her collaboration with the celebrated cellist, Yi-Bin Chu, in 2022.
Beyond performing, Yin Lin has left indelible marks in administrative roles, helming positions as the Artistic Director at the MARKER AND PIONEER International Culture Exchange Center. She also showcased her versatile talents as a piano accompanist and a music worship leader at revered institutions like Claremont Chorale INC and the Mountain View Mennonite Church.
Yin Lin’s musical odyssey, spanning from institutions like the Shanghai YAMAHA Music School to the Los Angeles Chinese Musicians Ensemble Chorus, echoes her relentless passion and dedication. Her story isn’t just about mastering the keys of a piano but resonates with a deep love for the symphony of life.