Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Commercial Art/Lower Moreland High School junior, Jimir Davis, has been announced as the winner of a song mixing contest held by Azealia Banks, American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Last November Azealia Banks offered one of her fans the chance to win $10,000 by presenting a remix of her song “Chasing Time.” Banks allowed interested participants to download the track, then create their own mix to the tune and submit it back to her.
Since Jimir was a child, he has always had a great passion for music. Last year he purchased production software called Ableton and started creating his own music. In November he saw on social media that Banks was holding this remix contest. On November 18, 2014, Jimir came home from school, and in one hour, he had completed the song remix and submitted it to Banks. He found out on Monday, January 12, 2015 that he
was selected. Now Banks follows Davis on social media and he hopes to produce more music for her in the future.
Jimir enrolled in the Commercial Art program at EASTERN to help enhance his artistic nature and for his love of photography. He was already using various graphic design software at home to create his own graphics and logos for his music production. He was also very interested in meeting other students that shared his common interests and goals.
“I am really trying to take advantage of all the opportunities EASTERN offers. Commercial Art is an intense class, but it is worth the hard work you put in,” said Jimir. “EASTERN is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will help you begin to really express yourself in the most positive way. People really care about you and your aspirations and will teach you how to achieve your goals. Currently we are putting together portfolios for college reviews.”
Jimir plans to attend California Institute of the Arts and major in Film. After college, he hopes to begin his film career.