My musical journey began long before the big stages. I've been crafting my own distinctive sound for most of my life. However, the real breakthrough happened in the subways of New York City. I'd take a usually quiet subway car and transform it into a full-blown concert between stops. Strangers would join in, singing along, recording videos, and some even decided to miss their stops just to hear another song. Those subway moments went viral across NYC, and that's when I first made my mark in the music industry.
Know your truth
The "NYT" in Jamell NYT stands for "Know Your Truth," and it's more than just a stage name for me—it's my mantra. Growing up, life threw some serious challenges my way, but I always knew in my heart that my truth lay in finding the light through my passion for music. That burning passion and my unwavering commitment to my truth kept me going, even during the toughest times. I went from sleeping on the streets to hustling in the subways, all while making sure I stayed safe and financially stable through my music career—a feat many upcoming independent artists struggle to achieve.