Bishop Jay-Tee
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Jul
11
Bishop Jay-Tee @ T.B.A

Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA

Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA

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When i first Recieved the CD from Bishop i thought it would be a three disck demo. Imagine my suprise when Isaw (after removing The shrink wrap) (that I was in possession of a Full-length CD with 67 minutes of music.
While Bishop fits Into the genetal gangsta rap genre, he doesn’t have any problem with folding popular hiphop. pop and electricona grooves in his sound. This makes for an accessible listen. This Bishop has plenty of valuable stuff to say-His delivery never waves; his rhymes are tight and inventive and he can make you laugh and think at the same time.
Cuts on the disc move smoothly from up to down tempo. Some of he uptempo numbers seem to move so fast they come close to having a drum and bass beat. Whether by chance or design downtempo numbers become more prominent as the CD proceeds.
Bishop sometimes makes use of popular hiphop ballad stylings. which is usually not my cup of tea. But i was moved by the really sweet hooks guest singers Kajafa and Regina Coleman use to begin the cut “Ride.” This strong, melodic hook — just bearelv reminiscent of the Ronettes introduces a thoughtful. introverted rap about the speaker’s desire to drift away into a private world —“A place where I ran be alone” — by means of whtch he can escape the pressnres of friends being killed both in his neighborhood’and Iraq and a host of “ghetto schemes” that ultimately leave families in poverty. His determination to keep on keeping on seems much more practical than cptimistic: “I ride away, looking for them better days.’
The disk ends with an eathusiastic “Country”: a sort of shout out about South Louisiana culture that (‘i was toldis getting some local radio play.
Expect official release of this disc some inc between May and Jane. You’ll be able Ic find it at Nate's Doc's’s and KGB Reconds
- Langniappe magazine


Discography

2005 "The Beginning"
2006 "The Introduction" (Entering Hustleville)
Radio Spins
Like That Feat. Cupid (The Introduction 2006)
Blow Ya Whistle Feat. Choppa (Real Talk 2008)
Put It On (Real Talk 2008)

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Born and raised in the Southwest. Bishop grew up with many influences in music, though having many artist that Bishop has respected in the past, he has taken pride in having a sound like no other rapper from the area. Jay-Tee has developed a very unique style of rap called “Swagga Music”. With several accomplishments already under his belt Bishop Jay-Tee can very well be one of the artist from the 337 (Southwest Louisiana) to show the world that there is far more music than just in the 504 (New Orleans) or 225 (Baton Rouge). He has recorded music with the likes of Atlantic recording artist Cupid, of the cupid shuffle fame, and BodyHead Entertainment recording artist Choppa. Bishop was nomination for best New artist for the 2007 3rd Coast Music Awards and he has appeared on a sleuth of compilations and mix tapes stretching from southeast Texas to Washington DC. Bishop Jay-Tee credits his success to living by a strict motto; Make it happen, stay hungry, humble, and honest to yourself and your music.