Zaire, a local college student, appeared on MTV's Hip Hop show "Rap Fix Live" April 21.
Zaire, a local college student, appeared on MTV’s Hip Hop show “Rap Fix Live” April 21.
Zaire (whose actual name is Jamal Quezaire) says he’s a student at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and received the chance to debut his video, “Use Your Love” on the television show.
Interviewed by Sway, a journalist for MTV, his video was critiqued by DJ Khaled during the “Get In The Game” segment.
The segment allows new artists to have their videos played on MTV and receive advice from veterans in the music industry.
According to Zaire, he received positive feedback. His segment was aired live and he was interviewed through Skype while other guests were in the MTV studio in New York.
“It was a struggle and grind just to get to that point (on MTV),” he said. “There were times when I wanted to give up, but this shows if you have faith and never stop, the hard work will pay off, I hope this inspires other people to never give up following their dreams.”