IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
NAJE’E: I am from Philadelphia Pennsylvania
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
NAJE’E: My music is more of hip-hop/rap, when it comes to my artist side. When it comes to my writing and producing, I have no genre or limits. Whatever comes to mind, comes to mind. Like one day, I can write a hip-hop song. Then the next, I can write a love song on a guitar or a slow or fast tempo song.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
NAJE’E: For me personally, it’s all about the creativity and the experience. Being able to create this vision in your head and then bring it to life like it’s a part of you. Like you’re letting people to see that side of you the side that only people you know have seen. You are able to write about your life and experiences and let people see that side of you through your music. You get to experience being able to vibe out and make good music with groovy people.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
NAJE’E: Like I said whatever comes to mind, come to mind. I mostly write about love or rap about following my dreams and sometimes I switch it up. That’s where whatever comes to mind plays out.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
NAJE’E: I’m more directed towards my generation/era.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
NAJE’E: I’ve been influenced by a lot, but I can give my top 2. Missy Elliott is one because that’s what I want to do. I want to do what she did, but in my own way. Her music is just so different, like she did things that you wouldn’t even thought of doing like from her writing to her sound. That’s what I want to do. If you mention hip-hop, you mentioning Missy Elliott. I’ve also been influenced by Nat & Alex Wolff. They’re the reason why I’ve even got to into music, so they’re like my biggest in influences.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
NAJE’E: I would describe it as catchy. It’s very didn’t from what you hear today. You can vibe to it and it’s authentic.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
NAJE’E: I’m very different from other artists, because of my vision. I see everything different and I have no limits, when it comes to sound. I’ll use whatever as long as it sounds right and it fits, then yeah. I’ll use it. I’m not afraid to take risks; it’s all about risk taking.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
NAJE’E: Right now, I’m not working on any projects. I’ve been creating a lot and I did drop a song called “Apple of My Eye” on my SoundCloud.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
NAJE’E: My goals are to, hopefully one day, get signed to a label. And in 10 years, I see myself working on hit songs with the biggest artists out and winning a lot of awards and giving back
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
NAJE’E: You can find my music on Soundcloud.com: Naje’e and you can follow me on Twitter: @iamtherealnajee and on Instagram:@iamtherealnajee and on YouTube: Naje’e Entertainment.