Today we’d like to introduce you to Willy Flee.
Hi Willy, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
It all started back when I was 16, hanging with my cousins in NY, who was a DJ at the time….it was my first-time smoking marijuana as well…we went back to his room, he turned on the tables, threw on some beats, and I went freestyle crazy. Before I left, he told me I should take rapping seriously. I was heavily involved in basketball at the time. That was the main goal back then. After high school, that’s when I began to dive into the music. Learning equipment, programs…started off with acoustica mix craft and a Walmart USB mic in my closet. Over the years I kept learning, watching others. Built a few studios along with my own, learned people tools. Interfaces. Monitors. Etc. And now I’m an artist/engineer/ producer for myself and others.
I started off as “prettyboi j” then as I grew up, I changed my name to “Willy Flee” which originated from Willie Beamen from “Any Given Sunday” played by Jaime Foxx, that role was a star athlete and artist and it was my dream to be both.
Making more of an imprint now after learning how marketing and the business works. While being signed to Marquee Music Group for two years, a lot of the business lessons came in. I’m very grateful for those lessons.
Today, I have released over 75 songs. 3 albums. One complication, a couple mixtapes…and I’m gearing up to release my biggest record yet, in “Flee Steppa” coming 2/18/22 with a dance craze and all!
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
No, far from a smooth road. My biggest struggle has been support from people I know. I get more from strangers and the one thing I’ve always wanted was my friends or people close to me blasting my songs and sharing at a high rate.
I shook that off though as it’s rare. My other struggle has been finances. Besides the time I was signed, if mostly gotten to where I am, alone or with a couple helping hands. From videographers who believe in me, photographers, and even promoters of events.
The biggest advice I can give to any artist is, build relationships. They go further than any dollar can.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
What do I do? I’m a multi-genre recording artist and entertainer. Self-taught engineer and producer. Business owners, Jay Hall Cloth LLC, my clothing line. I’m a father at all times, which is my favorite job.
I specialize in entertainment. It’s the one thing I know I can’t fail at.
I’m known for my personality. I’m usually known to light up the room or be the bright star. Musically I’m known for my hooks and unique sound.
I’m most proud of my grind and commitment to my work and craft and dreams. I refuse to quit or fail.
What sets me apart from others, I feel is my package.
I like to tell people when it comes to music I’m an ice cream shop. Like coldstone. Whichever flavor u feeling for today, I can provide. Want some love songs? I got you. Hardcore rap and bars? Got you. Reggae and soca? Got you. Sad heartbreak music? I got you. Party songs? I got you. Get where I’m going?
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
I truly appreciate your time and energy on this planet. May we all continue to work together to make the world a better place for those we leave it for.
I hope my music one day provides a platform for myself to be able to reach the masses with my words of encouragement and positivity.
Optimism is all we need to thrive at greatness. We can and will achieve!
My new record “Flee Steppa” can be found on all DSPs for pre-order and saving.
Giving away $500 bucks to the best #FleeSteppa out there.
- Email: Booktheflee@gmail.com
- Website: jay-hall-cloth.myshopify.com
- Instagram: Instagram.com/willyflee
- Facebook: Facebook.com/willyflee
- Twitter: Twitter.com/willyflee
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbkDOC3IXQB4kMnlO0Ka7IQ
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/EgTwf6hqbddySG6i9