Wavyy Jonez & DJ P-Money: A Candid Conversation on Music, Dreams, and Staying True to Self

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The energy crackled through my screen as I connected with multi-talented artist Wavyy Jonez and DJ/producer extraordinaire DJ P-Money. The work ethic of this pair is nothing short of amazing. The conversation quickly dove into the heart of their creative partnership and the raw realities of navigating the music industry.

From Chance Meetings to Creative Bonds

Their journey began serendipitously at the 2022 Fleet DJs National Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. A shared passion for music sparked a connection that transcended the event. Wavyy, already a familiar face on-screen from The Good Doctor, Unsolved, and other projects, found himself drawn to DJ P-Money’s dedication and hustle. This mutual respect ignited a fire in Wavyy to collaborate with P-Money, leading to the birth of their infectious EP, “Be Inspired.” Talk about turning chance encounters into career-defining moments!

Navigating the Industry’s Rough Waters

But it’s not all glitz and glamour. As we talked more, I asked about the recent Diddy controversy. Both Wavyy and P-Money acknowledged the issue, emphasizing that such situations occur across industries, not just in music. It’s not the industry itself, but individuals who choose to act exploitatively. They cautioned aspiring artists to be aware of predatory individuals lurking in the shadows, ready to take advantage. From shady deals to pressure to compromise values for fame, they stressed the importance of staying grounded, seeking guidance from trusted mentors and community, and cultivating resilience to overcome these obstacles. They encouraged aspiring artists to embrace their authenticity and never dim their light.

Self-Belief: The Key to Success

Amidst the challenges Wavyy faced growing up, his message rang loud and clear: believe in yourself. Both he and P-Money credited their successes to unwavering faith in their talents and dreams, urging others to own their individuality, chase passions relentlessly, and silence the naysayers. P-Money shared how he turned to music as therapy, and producing took it to another level, highlighting the proven power of music therapy (as explored in Shaleta Johnson’s article in the December 2023 issue of @thefleetmag).

The Power of Social Media and Connection

In today’s digital age, social media is a game-changer. Wavyy’s own story exemplifies its power: responding to a seemingly-too-good-to-be-true casting call led to his iconic role as Biggie Smalls. They encouraged aspiring artists to harness these platforms to share their work, build community, and amplify their voices.

Looking Ahead: A Future Filled with Creativity

As our time together came to a close, both artists radiated excitement for the future. Wavyy hinted at new projects and even a dream of writing a book (or series!). One thing’s for sure: their creative partnership is far from over, and their commitment to inspiring others remains unwavering.

Key Takeaways:

  • Believe in yourself: Your dreams are valid, and your voice matters.
  • Stay true to your values: Don’t compromise your integrity for fame.
  • Seek support and mentorship: Find your tribe and lean on them for guidance.
  • Utilize social media wisely: Connect with your audience and create opportunities.
  • Embrace your unique path: Your story is your own, and it’s worth sharing.

This interview offered a raw and authentic glimpse into the minds of two incredibly talented artists. Their honesty, vulnerability, and unwavering passion are an inspiration to all who dare to dream big and chase their passions.

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