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Music is a passion pursued by many contenders. Some have used the respectable but get-quick path blazed by television shows such as “American Idol,” “America’s Got Talent” and “Sunday’s Best.” However, one rising star is taking  the old fashion route.   

Jazmin Akea, born Jazmin Williams, is a young woman determined to make her mark as a singer and songwriter. The  Washington, D.C. native and current Memphis, Tenn. resident has recently released a montage for her latest single “More Than Friends.” Her other  singles include “The Only One” and “What You Like.” Her song “How Could You Hurt Me?” was produced by Recipe and written and arranged by Jazmin. The singer’s inspirations include Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and Sade.   

PentelAndPad: A young singer and a songwriter! Are you  also balancing school?   

 Jazmin Akea:  Attending the University Of Memphis. (I am a) senior international business major.  

 P: What’s going on in your music career right now? Touring locally? Working on album?   

 JA: I’m doing shows locally and working on features with artists in VA and TN. (I’m also) working on a mixtape.   

 P: When did you begin to sing and why?   

 JA: I began to sing and write at age 15 because I had an ongoing passion for music.   

 P: Where do you see yourself in five years?   

 JA: In five years, I see myself ghost writing for popular artists and performing internationally. I also wish to make donations to music programs across the country.   

 P: Anything you want people to know about you?   

JA: I am working on new projects and am willing to diversify. I will be performing music in MS for upcoming shows.   

Check out Jazmine’s new single “More Than Friends.”  

  

http://www.myspace.com/jazminwilliams#ixzz0vPkIBuL2

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