by Special Guest Contributor Tiffany Anderson, Assistant Chief of Operations at K.E.
Kingdom Entertainment Recording Studio is a fresh space, opening its doors to musicians and music groups of ALL genres. From the individual artist to bands and mid-size choirs, our mission is to provide a space where artists can truly express themselves without limitation.
Artists are everything to us and we have gone the extra mile to make as many instruments available to give voice to your creativity. We are completely dedicated to helping you find your sound and will provide session vocalists and musicians where needed. Inclusion is what we’re all about. So, we cater to all levels of expertise by providing vocal coaching and lessons in a wide range of instruments.
As fellow musicians, we get you. We understand that inspiration doesn’t work on a schedule. So, come into brainstorm, practice and record any time of day and late into the night. We want you to think of Kingdom Entertainment Recording Studio as your second home… a place that allows you to be where help is always at hand. We strive for excellence here and are committed to being a meaningful part of your musical journey. Kingdom Entertainment is signed with Record Union, which is a distribution platform that works with artists with extensive careers as well newcomers in the business.
The studio is managed by Dixon Management where six innovative employees work diligently to make life’s music suited for royalty. Joshua Washington serves as the founder and CEO of the recording studio and label.
Ernest Dixon is the founder of Dixon Management and the Executive Director of the recording studio and label. Tiffany Lindsey serves as the Assistant Chief of Operations. Steve Smith serves as the booking agent, rehearsal specialist, and studio musician. Evann Brown serves as coordinator of Promotions and Marketing. Studio Engineers include Zakiya Bookert, Ryan Smith, Nick Terry and Joshua Salusbury.
Introducing JAI (pronounced Jay)
Born SHONDARIC D. JUDGE “Jamie” on February 11th, 1986 in Jackson, Mississippi, JAI came from a musical background. His late grandmother, Leatrice Stampley, played the piano as well as directed a choir for more than 50 years. With the passing of his older sister in 1999, a 13-year-old JAI looked for an outlet to express his pain. He had always been gifted in school, but he excelled in English over the years. A late bloomer to writing music, JAI started writing at the age of 16 with his cousin Brian. Too shy to ever rap in front of anyone he put music to the side until college.
He met up with Michael Bunch who remembered him from previous years of making music and collaborated on a mixtape in 2007. Impressed by his lyrical ability, he struck the ear of an A&R at Sony Music Entertainment in 2008.
He continued searching for his own sound becoming more passionate about his craft. In April 2009, JAI released his first city-wide mix tape WWJD (world-wide JAI day), which became a local success. He went on to be featured in shows at high schools, casinos, as well as sweet 16 parties. JAI is no stranger to the limelight as he topped the leaderboard in 2011 with the Wale BAIT REMIX COMPETITION.
In 2012, JAI met with Lenny Santiago at Def Jam Records. He continued making music and in 2015 he released My Life (The Vent) and saw his biggest fan base to date that would have him performing at SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas. He competed in Atlanta at the Harlem Nights Club with Coast to Coast Live where he was the 3rd Place prize winner out of 30 acts. Currently, he’s preparing his next mixtape My Life (The Vent 2).
Places performed: Jefferson County High School, Alcorn State University, LDs nightclub, Horizon Casino, SXSW 2015 Lucky Lounge, Coast2Coast ATL ( Harlem Nights) 3rd place winner, SXSW 2016 (J Blacks).