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Dez Nichelle - Freelance Song Writing & Jingle Production
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I am a singer/songwriting. I specialize in R&B/Pop Music but my writing style is very versatile which allows me to write in any genre. I have been on tour opening for several artists as well as in the studio writing with major production team and labels. Lets work! www.deznichelle.com
Edison, New Jersey, United States

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