We had the good fortune of connecting with Jada Nycole Ellise and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jada Nycole, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I live by the saying “no risk, no magic.” I feel very strongly about always getting uncomfortable and taking risks in your career, big and small. For me taking risks has played a big role in my journey. At 17 I took a risk moving from Detroit to Atlanta to thrive in my music career. It was scare and there were many moments I thought I should have just went home. But I was constantly reminded that I made the right choice and that risking making such a big life change was beyond worth it all. Since being in Atlanta I’ve grown in ways I would’ve never imagined and met so many beautiful people who have helped me along the way. Where would I be had it not been for me taking that jump, I just don’t know.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
The biggest lesson I’ve learned along the way is to always stay true to myself. As trends frequently change it’s normal for artists to jump onto each one, aiming to keep up with the times. But doing this sucks out the originality we all have to offer to the world. If you come to the table as yourself, others will follow suit.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would hang out at Little 5 Points, do some thrifting and crate digging
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to dedicate this shoutout to my best friend, soul-sibling and musical partner in crime Taei. He’s always been there for me, giving me advice, listening to every demo, sharing ideas, writing hooks with me… I have no idea what my successes would be without his unyielding love, support and encouragement. I honestly wouldn’t even be the producer I am without him nudging me to stop being afraid to sing over my own stuff.