Backstage Pass with Jo'zzy(writer for: Timbaland, Missy Elliot)
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Born and raised in Memphis, Jozzy grew up immersed in music. With her mother a part of Willie Mitchell's famed Hi Records, her mom was a solo recording artist herself, and had cuts on Hi including "Love What You're Doing to Me." Regrettably, Jozzy's older brother, an aspiring rapper, was sent to prison when she was 5, leaving a sudden void in her life. That void became a source of inspiration though, as she found many of his cassettes, including early favorites "Drain You" by Nirvana and "Man Cry" by Scarface. The siblings continued to communicate regularly during his incarceration, with Jozzy's brother, John, encouraging his sister to explore her love of different styles of music in her own original manner.
Summer of last year, Jozzy left her home town of Memphis and moved to Miami Florida to partner with TIMBALAND's PROTEGE, WIZZ DUMB and his DUMB DRUMBS productions. The experience allowed her to write for different styles and perspectives as she worked on songs for multi-platinum selling Indonesian artist Agnez Monica, as well as more established American singers like Cher and Michael Bolton. Jozzy and WIZZ'S new projects dropping next year include KANYE WEST's G.O.O.D music artist TEYANA TAYLORr, dancing with the stars MARK BALLAS, and is collabing with TIMBALAND on JENNIFER LOPEZ new project. In a year's top MISSY ELLIOTT reached out to the songwriter and admired something that Jozzy said she didn't expect for her to like. HER TONE!.
"MISSY was the real reason for me wanting to pursue my career as an artist" - Jozzy recalls.
Labor day weekend TIMBALAND INTRODUCED JOZZY AS HIS NEW ARTIST in front of thousands of adoring TIMBALAND AND MISSY fans for his beverage launch party "LE SUTRA." TIMB put the biggest vouch behind her being an aritst. JOZZY IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON HER FIRST album and releasing her first SINGLE titled "GO HARD," a 90s inspired street love song that shadows the sounds of the group TOTAL's leading lady PAM. In just a year Jozzy has captured the attention of many people in the industry.
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Memphis Music Foundation
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