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Exclusive: Joey Keys

Exclusive: Joey Keys

Posted on 20 Aug 2010 at 2:29pm

Quickjams caught up with one of 5line records recording artists, Joey Keys. We asked him a few questions about his life and career, to get a glimpse of what makes him such an iconic artist…
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Q. What made you choose ‘Joey Keys’ as a recording name?

A. Well, I was given the name when I first started producing, I was known for my instrumentals heavily based around pianos. Anyway, I ran with it for a little while and soon enough more and more people found out about it to the point where I can’t get rid of it. It’s to the point where parents refer to me as Joey Keys, and friends forget my last name, hahaha.
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Q. What gave you the inspiration to write music?

A. As a kid and even now, I always had a problem expressing myself, to the point where I needed a creative outlet. From there, I just took my life and used it as the tool to express myself through art. The way my brain works wouldn’t let me express myself normally, I attain the world around me in an absurd manner, so being an artist just kinda’ worked out.
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Q. What kind of ideas or expressions do you try to convey with your work?

A. I approach songs differently every time. I like to rap about my life experiences or things I seen in other peoples lives. I am really all over the place, I can be dark, celebratory or inspirational. However, one thing I’d never do, is be cliché.
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Q. Is there a central idea behind all of your work, or is it random?

A. I always want the listener to get something out of it. I always try to impact the listener with a idea or motif I really believe in. Try and make someone think, or just lead them away from reality for a little while to vibe. Generally there is not a large motif that each and every track shares but, I don’t quite think they’re random.
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Q. Do you have any tracks you are proud of, that people should know about?

A. Of what I have released so far, I really love ‘Sky Touching’, ‘Stay Free’, and ‘Back to My Rootz.’ However, everything I am going to release on my mixtape I really enjoyed making and I am proud of.

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Q. If there was one thing you could say to all your fans out there, what would it be?

A. I really appreciate all the love and support everyone gives me, without it, I am literally a nobody. So thank you all and keep chasing your dreams.

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~Still interested? Check out these sites to find more!:

www.facebook.com/WhoIsJoeyKeys
www.reverbnation.com/joeykeys

www.myspace.com/joeykeyz
www.joeykeys.info

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