Very insightful and in depth feature and interview – Jody Watley with Andy Argyrakis.
“Her body of work as a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter with dozens of chart-topping pop, hip-hop, R&B and dance singles, alongside being the first artist to ever combine vocals and rap in the same track, more than earned Jody Watley a Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award.
But the foresight to start her own record label 25 years ago, intermingle music with high fashion even earlier and explore a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors should also put this multi-hyphenate in a similarly groundbreaking category as Madonna or Janet Jackson, while leaving the likes of Beyoncé or Rihanna eternally indebted.” — Read the full feature: Here — http://chicagoconcertreviews.com/2020/11/20/jody-watley/
“Candles have always been a mainstay for me – home, on tour in hotel rooms, dressing rooms, green rooms.. you name it. Creating peaceful spaces that also smell good – this is a natural new step for me to expand into the home and wellness marketplace and taking the time spent at home during this pandemic to pivot a bit in my business.”
“..no one is as passionate about my career as I am. It’s me, self-expression, something I’ve wanted since I was 5… Nobody knows better than me if you look a certain way you’re going to be fighting to prove you’re smart..You grit your teeth and get on with it
but it’s always there..
just like I always feel the distinction of being a black person. On several occasions as an example sitting on an airplane in first class and they go -let me see your boarding pass like I’m sitting on the wrong seat..”
“..if I’m good to myself, I’ll be good to everyone else..I want to be remembered for what I have to say as Jody Watley the singer – songwriter – not the former dancer with Shalamar.” – Jody Watley
Whenever I look back on interviews for these throwbacks.. it’s good to know that though I continue to evolve .. my essence remains pure and intact. No BS.
Photography 📷 : Mike Owen
Makeup : Paul Starr
Sweater Coat: Azzedine Alaia
Consistent Life Notes—Know Who You Are and No matter what — get on with it with business, job, life .. etc. Wattage ✨
Life can be tricky and people can be shady – not wanting you to succeed, be happy or see you shine. We experience these things in so many ways. I’d have to say as a woman constantly navigating efforts to undermine, devalue and marginalize efforts and achievements can be frustrating and tedious but as I wrote a while ago “The beat don’t stop..”
“Grammy Award winning pioneer in music, video, fashion and style Jody Watley graces the cover of Faith Heart Magazine, September issue looking more beautiful than ever. The stunning and always fabulous trendsetter opened up to the magazine about creating new special moments with her enthusiasm and passion for living, life, and music. She also shared about practicing a healthy lifestyle from what you eat to what you consume on social media and using her voice to inspire others.”