Renowned UK hip-hop artist Jehst (otherwise known as Will) visited our campus for an intimate Q&A session and industry lecture with our Music Performance students. He began his career by co-finding his own production company YNR (Young ‘n’ Restless) while releasing “Premonitions”- his debut EP in 1999. Musically, Jehst tackles issues and topics raised when growing up in London which is evident when listening to any of his tracks.
During the talk, Jehst covered important points regarding working in the music industry and within a label including branding and representation highlighting what to do and what to avoid when approaching a record label. He described breaking through the music industry as a leap of faith stressing not to allow rejection to knock you back and to continue approaching various different labels and to constantly network with others in the same industry. His visit ended with live performances from our students who displayed amazing talent from singing, piano playing and rapping to receive advice and tips on performing from Jehst himself including projection of voice and pronunciation of lyrics.