We had the good fortune of connecting with TeeJay(Alvin) SuPlx(Davis) and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi TeeJay(Alvin), what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
Tenacity. Never quit. Establish an excellent work ethic. Listen,learn apply. Trust your gut, and don’t be afraid to take risks

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Many people believe that being a musician is easy(especially in this day and age). Because of the technology. I think what sets me apart from others is knowledge and my love for the art and culture of craft. I’m more of the deep album cut type producer. You know the music that connects emotionally with people. When I first started producing and being an artist I moved from south to NewYork because growing up all my favorite artists either lived, recorded, or had their albums mixed or mastered there, but after about 3 months being an apprentice and working in studios, I learned a lot of important things the hard way like publishing, ownership, copyrights, and creative control. I was in a situation where I was making the music and I wasn’t getting the credit, because I signed a contract not knowing nothing about music business.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Start every morning with a spot called Midtown Coffee for great coffee and breakfast pastries My Boulange is great for lunch a lotta good Italian and French dishes
Sharks is one of my favorite fish and chicken joints
So is the Oyster Bay, too many eateries to name We’ll have to go day by day
The Civic Center has a lot of shows , carnivals,fairs and festivals.
The Springer Opera House usually has a lot of good plays.
The TradeCenter
The Park

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Mary Davis (Mother) Not just because she’s my mama,but she’s an inspiration to everyone who has been graced by her presence, from her students she taught, to my siblings to my friends, she very real and loving. The main thing that she taught me me was love and never give up on the things you love the people you love and the love of your craft.

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