Jameil Aossey

Artist Biography

Official Biography (courtesy of Jameil Aossey)

Jameil Aossey was born in Cedar Rapids, IA in 1983. He began playing Piano at the ripe age of 3. His mother enrolled him in suzuki styled lessons, which is learning by sound. By the age of 6, Jameil had learned how to play drums. He drove his parents crazy with the drum set they bought for him, which they kept in the basement. In 1993, Jameil made his own cassette tape of himself singing and rapping on top of mini beats he made on a generic Yamaha keyboard. He knew then that he would be involved in music in some form or fashion.

As a young teenager, Jameil wanted to become a radio DJ. He used to go to 104.7 WIOT studios and watch is Uncle Mo live on the air. Then, he would go home and play radio himself. He actually had a radio studio set up in his room made up of a childrens desk, 2 boom boxes, and gooseneck lamp used as a microphone.

Jameil listens to all types of music. His Uncle Mo used to keep him up with all the new records that were coming in to the radio station. His collection is huge, and to this day he still picks up new and old music weekly. "You can never have too many CD's or records. As a Producer, it's imperative that you are always feeding your mind music. Its just as important as feeding your body food and water", Jameil said.

He continued to perfect the keyboard and write music. In 2000, during his sophomore year of High School, Jameil booked a session at New Realm Recording Studios. "Booking that first session changed my life", Jameil said.

Jameil began recording "The Gift: The Book of Screilosophy" at New Realm Recording with Owner/Producer John Sevilla. He was making his own beats and writing his own lyrics at age 16. He wanted to do it all himself. While dealing with High School graduation and the passing of his father, Jameil still managed to finish the album. With the help of friend Brendan Carlin and others, Jameil, who was then known as "Screil", released the album in summer 2002.

Shortly after that, Jameil met Adam Rossi. Adam introduced Jameil to Kantrell Cantlope, and Toledo music scene. He presented Jameil with multiple opportunities to sell and perform his music. Adam's brother Rob aka DJ Rob Sample partnered with Jameil and became the group DJ and business partner. Rob also has a successful DJ career going as well. Jameil produced tracks for artists like Kantrell Cantlope, The Rukiz and Gibran Soul before deciding to go away to Recording School. In 2004, Jameil enrolled in The Recording Workshop, where he would perform at the top of his class and become a certified Audio Engineer.

At 20 years old, after returning from Recording School, Jameil was given the opportunity to have full access to the AM shift at New Realm Recording Studios in Toledo, OH. Owner John Sevilla allowed him to have access to the state of the art studio to perfect his skills in all aspects of recording. Jameil took advantage, and for 8 hours a day was able to practice recording, mixing, producing and playing his instruments, along with fine tuning his songwriting skills. Day in and day out, Jameil studied all aspects of the business. Jameil's friend Justin Schmidt jumped on board, and also went away to The Recording Workshop to perfect his skills. After returning, Jameil and Justin put in long hours and endless nights to continue to grow as audio professionals.

Also in 2004, Jameil produced multiple recordings for The America's Pride National Drug Prevention Team. Jameil was able to travel around to different cities in the U.S. and perform the material.

One of the shows in Columbus, OH, was a capacity crowd of 10,000, which helped him gain experience in performing in large venues. That was around the time that Jameil and Saxophonist/Vocalist/Songwriter Andre Matthews began collaborating.             

Charles Lane, a long time friend of Jameil's, was also interested in taking his career to the next level. In late 2004, Jameil and Charles began their quest for writing and producing good music together.

The two recorded multiple albums worth of material that was never released. They were trying to put a style together that infuses multiple styles.  Over the next 4 years they would continue to spend countless hours experimenting and performing, opening for Proof of D12, T-Pain and Fantasia to name a few.

This led Jameil in to late 2008 when he began producing "The Euphonious Suite".

Jameil finally found his place in style and was able to deliver the perfect blend of moods and grooves. Charles is featured all over the album. During the creation process, Jameil, Charles and Justin formed DemGuys Production LLC, an independent production company specializing in multiple genre production. Jameil also founded the Independent Record Label, Aossey Entertainment. When "The Euphonious Suite" was completed in April, the mastering was done by Brian "Big Bass" Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood. Mr. Gardner, a legend in the recording industry, has mastered multi-platinum albums for 20 years. You can check his discography at berniegrundmanmastering.com.

"The Euphonious Suite" has sold all over the world. The single "Melodies" is an International #1 and is getting airplay all over the world. Jameil is ranked #3 overall on the R&B charts, and #68 overall in all genres on IndieCharts.com out of thousands of wonderful artists. Aossey Entertainment has donated a percentage of profits from "The Euphonious Suite" to the MusiCares and Grammy Foundation, and will continue to donate for good cause. Currently, Jameil is in the process of becoming a member of the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) as well as becoming a voting member of The Grammy Awards. He recently produced multiple segments featuring the lush vocals of Charles Lane for Smooth 98.1FM in Lagos, Nigeria. Jameil is also producing the upcoming release for Charles Lane as well as the follow up to "The Euphonious Suite". The release dates are TBD from Aossey Entertainment.

Available Music

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