Music, Trivia, and Tribute: Inside the World of ‘Sample Me This’ with Jelisa McMillion

In a world that’s constantly evolving, where technology and entertainment blend seamlessly, there comes a unique gem that not only entertains but also educates and pays homage to the roots of music. “Sample Me This,” a game that takes you on a melodic journey through time, is the brainchild of Jelisa McMillion, a dynamic entrepreneur with a passion for music and a heart for celebrating the unsung heroes of the industry. In an exclusive interview with soulciti Jelisa shared insights about her journey, the game’s inception, and the harmonious road ahead.

From Arkansas to Austin: A Journey of Passion and Discovery

Jelisa, the creative mind behind “Sample Me This,” originally hails from the serene landscapes of Arkansas, but her thirst for knowledge and adventure led her to the vibrant city of Austin eight years ago. Despite working in the education sector, Jelisa knew that her path had another destination. She recounted, “I’m a lover of music and trivia. I’m the friend always hosting game nights for my friends. I realized most songs are samples. I found myself so interested in finding the original songs.” Her curiosity sparked a revelation, one that would lead to the birth of “Sample Me This.”

The Musical Journey Unfolds

“Sample Me This” is more than a game; it’s a testament to the timeless influence of black musicians from the 60s and 70s. Jelisa passionately expressed, “Sample Me This” is my tribute to give flowers to the original black musicians of the 60s, 70s, and more. It’s so important to know music and music history. I consider myself an introvert, and music is my love language.” This love language transcends generations, bridging gaps between the past and present, and reminding us of the power of music in telling stories and shaping cultures.

I’m a lover of music and trivia. I’m the friend always hosting game nights for my friends.

A Roller Coaster of Triumphs and Trials

The journey of an entrepreneur is marked by peaks and valleys, and Jelisa’s path with “Sample Me This” is no exception. She acknowledged, “A little bit of both… a roller coaster if you will. One minute there will be so many collaborative opportunities that I can’t keep up. And then there are times there’ll be some lulls! Reception is better犀利士
than expected.” This ebb and flow is characteristic of a venture that’s genuinely touching hearts and minds.

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How to Play and What Lies Ahead

“Sample Me This” is simple yet captivating in its gameplay. Individuals or teams play by listening to the original song on a card and guessing the artist who sampled it. The game’s accessibility via platforms like Apple Music makes it even more engaging. Jelisa shared exciting news about upcoming releases, stating, “Just finished Sample Me This Volume 2. It’s not on the market yet, but I plan to drop it around October before the holidays. I’ll be releasing a Melanated Care Package which will include a Sample Me This game, a candle, and a body butter all by black women business owners. That’s ultimately my main goal – to help other small business owners.”

A Tapestry of Collaborations and Dreams

Jelisa’s journey has been woven with threads of support and unity. She enthused, “This is my first year, and so many other business owners have embraced me with open arms. Recently, I had my first vending opportunity at Porsha Hodge’s Lit Kids Book Fair. It was such a fun experience. So many people have really embraced me.” The power of community and collaboration has illuminated her path, giving her the strength to create and innovate.

Looking Beyond: A Symphony of Ambitions

Peering into the future, Jelisa’s aspirations resonate with her creativity and vision. She projected, “In one year, I see myself hosting game nights for other people with my game and others. In five years, I see myself having released the 3rd volume of Sample Me This, a T-shirt line, and I already have an idea for another game.” Her entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to uplifting black artists and businesses are inspiring and uplifting.

For those intrigued by Jelisa’s captivating journey and the harmonious world of “Sample Me This,” you can catch her on TikTok with the handle @Callmejayok and discover more about her venture on Instagram and TikTok through her business account @melanatedsourcellc. Her journey is a testament to the power of passion, music, and community coming together to create something beautiful.


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