JEM THE HAITIAN

JEM THE HAITIAN

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
BandHip HopR&B

I run this. My sound: Authentic, conscious, commercial mixed with a little of anything I want. I create based on emotion therefore people can relate.

Biography

JEM THE HAITIAN- With the digital release of the critically acclaimed benefit LP, I Am Haiti (March 2010) and the success of the lead single, “EarthQuakes” (peaked at #1 on college radio rap charts nationwide), recording artist Jem The Haitian has been named the Prince of Haiti. Based in Boston, he is quickly becoming a powerful force in east coast urban music. Jem’s energetic flow, his ability to portray vivid imagery through catchy rhyme schemes and witty punch lines, and his confident personality continues to draw his growing fan base closer to him. With his highly anticipated release “Wat It Do”, the promising Haitian artist is set to make a permanent mark in mainstream Hip Hop. Recently, Jem released the official video for the new single which is quickly spreading through the Hip Hop blogs and vlogs, etc. As the single’s title suggests, “Wat It Do” is mainly about presenting Jem The Haitian to his new fans and reassuring his talent to the loyal ones. “Wat It Do to me symbolizes my introduction to the folks that are not that familiar with me while giving my loyal fans something to be excited about,” says Jem. “It’s a jam that speaks to the ladies, the fellas, and the kids, all at the same time.” Born Stephane Alce in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jem The Haitian discovered rap at age 9 when he first heard The Fugees’ Ready or Not and Killing Me Softly. He immediately fell in love with Hip Hop and started to learn how to count bars and putting stanzas and rhyme schemes together. When he moved to America a year later, Jem dived deeper into Hip Hop all the way through high school where a friend introduced him to the music of Nas. “Nas showed me that I can really say what I want, when I want.” Jem explains. “I began writing about my struggle as a young Haitian immigrant trying to make it in America. I started writing full songs in hopes of making an impact in the world of urban music. It wasn't just a hobby anymore. Making music became my passion.” Jem studied the industry and honed his skills for years with help from his former manager, Wayne Horton of Mr Wizard Records. After graduating from the New England Institute of Art in 2007, he decided to release a few test singles. His production work for other rising artists in Boston solidified him as the go-to producer in his city. In 2009, Jem teamed up with the world famous Statik Selektah to release his debut mixtape, Here I Am. The tape was widely received and brought Jem one step closer to the top. After the release of I Am Haiti, Jem The Haitian toured the east coast. He received an opportunity to open up for Shady Record’s very own, Slaughterhouse. While touring, the young artist managed to capture the attention of HGTV. The popular television channel made a commercial about his tweets which aired during Property Virgins (airs on Lifestyle & Travel Channels). Followed was a call from XXL Magazine to provide his thoughts on Wyclef Jean’s ballot for the president of Haiti (October 2010 issue). Jem The Haitian’s “Wat It Do” raises the creative bar to refreshing new heights and is poised to take him to even greater levels of success. Releasing under Island Def Jam Digital, the single melds catchy rhymes with hilarious punch lines over a solid slap produced by the man himself. Jem states, "I thank God every day for giving me these opportunities. I feel that with the right home, right push, it'll be a done deal."

Lyrics

WAT IT DO

Written By: JEM

JEM THE HAITIAN

WAT IT DO

INTRO:

Wat it wat it do. (repeats)
Yeah man, my Ray Bans fit my eyes kinda fuckin snug but you know. Shit.
Yeah yo.
J E M. Yeah. You know wat it is. Yeah. You know wat it do when it do wat it do man.
JamBeats nigga!

VERSE 1:

Well I’m... Stuntin like a villian.
People keep asking wat it do. Yeah Wale. Tell em that I’m chillin.
I am never jackin.
Something like a Jackson.
Beat it till I kill em.
Beat so thrillin.
Haters want beef, so they stay grillin.
Make me wanna quit this rap game: I’m kiddin.
Pop a couple bottles. Nigga start livin.
All I wanna do is rob the Mike. Givens.
Ask me how I’m feelin. Homie I’ve been up.
Fuckin with them playboy models. Pinups.
Topless. Nothing but some navy blue denims.
And they gets down but I always keep they chin up. YUP
A winner. Niggas can’t stand me.
So I fly above all the haters... Kandi.
And for right now everything is all dandy.
Surrounded by my people and my family. Wat up!

HOOK:

Wat it wat it do. Wat it wat it wat it do. (repeats throughout)
[Jem speaks: You know wat it do when it do wat it do nigga]
Wat it do. Hey shorty how u doin. (4x)

VERSE 2:

Well uh...Ask me how I’m doin. Homie I’m swazy
Room full of half naked vixens. Crazy.
Don’t remember what happened the other night still.
It was a one night extravaganza. Jamie.
Blame it on the A-Al-cohol. Maybe.
Or maybe you should blame it on the purp. Hazy.
Shorty to my right just woke up.
Must’ve bent that ass up, smuthered it up, uh huh. gravy.
Ask me wats hood. Homie I’m grindin.
Tryna get it poppin I’m tryna put my time in.
gotta let it out. I gotta keep rhymin.
Spittin hot fiya in the booth. Dilan.
Or Dile-on, doesn’t really matter.
I think you get the point young strapper, whateva.
Do this just for shits and giggles; laughter.
I’m done, you gone get the rest after. WOOSH!

HOOK:

Wat it wat it do. Wat it wat it wat it do. (repeats throughout)
[Jem talks: As I check that my muthafuckin fitted is on tight.
I’m in the muthafuckin sky nigga catch me (Yeaaah bitch)]
Wat it do. Hey shorty how u doin. (4x)

VERSE 3:

Well I’m...Sippin on my pino.
Sittin at the top of rap’s table.
Make a toast while I’m listening to primo.
Real nigga cool shit.
Well I’m on a mission to body this rap music. Uh huh. Deebo.
Your lady go Gaga when she see me. Emo.
But I was a nerd to your sweetie. Neeto!
It is wat it is, you’re amazing. YEAH
Question: Does that make me crazy? Cee-Lo
Ask me wats hood. Homie I’m swazy.
Feelin so good. I am Max B wavy.
Too much money, they gon tax me crazy.
Born winner. That’s how mom and poppy made me.
Music is my mistress. Loudly.
Yeah I got it tatted on my arm. Proudly.
And I got the talent that’ll prove it can’t doubt me.
Nuff said, like the belly button I’m outtie! Deuces!

HOOK:

Wat it wat it do. Wat it wat it wat it do. (repeats throughout)
Wat it do. Hey shorty how u doin. (4x)

OUTRO:

Wat it wat it do. Wat it wat it wat it do. (repeats till end)

EARTHQUAKES

Written By: JEM

VERSE 1:

I will never dare to forget where I came.
The land of the beautiful souls; land of the brave.
The home of my grandmama; the woman that raised me
In the rugged of all streets. Those were the days.
The corner was riddled with death but I was blessed
And lucky to have a breath in me and I felt safe.
In the midst of the tragedy, I had family.
We had Jesus and that was great.
That's all that we need.
Everything was a mess but, we had shelter.
We had each and everybody in one place.
There was gunplay but we had fun days.
We had church so homie we had Sundays.
Life was short but homie we had long days.
People went off but homie we had on days.
What do we have here?
We had dead bodies. Trauma and Earthquakes.

HOOK:

When the earth quakes
And the blood splatters.
The rubble cracks the body the skull shatters.
My brother looks for brothers.
A son looks for father.
A daughter looks for mothers.
A soul matters.
Haiti I'm right here.
As long as I'm right here.
You will be right here.
I will never leave you.
Ma Cheri I'm right here.
As long as I'm right here.
You will be right here.
And I will never leave.

VERSE 2:

I will never dare to forget where I lived.
Impasse Kiskaya; my grandmother crib.
My mother was young but she wasn't alone
To do it all on her own tryna raise three kids.
Money was tight but family was everything.
Family was everything. Family was everything.
We had family.
We had God and even though we had stress.
We felt blessed.
We had faith.
We had sunshine.
We had wind breeze.
We had praise.
We had worship.
We still have faith but there's no more sunshine.
We got caves.
Meaning the darkness. Covered the dead and it
Appears that it spread tryna cover the saved.
Why does the world hate?
What do we have here?
We had dead bodies. Trauma and Earthquakes.

HOOK: (2x)

When the earth quakes
And the blood splatters.
The rubble cracks the body the skull shatters.
My brother looks for brothers.
A son looks for father.
A daughter looks for mothers.
A soul matters.
Haiti I'm right here.
As long as I'm right here.
You will be right here.
I will never leave you.
Ma Cheri I'm right here.
As long as I'm right here.
You will be right here.
And I will never leave.

OUTRO: (2x)

When the earth quakes
I will never leave.
I will never.
I will never.
When the earth quakes
I will never leave.
When the earth quakes
I will never leave.

Discography

Albums:

I AM HAITI (iTUNES)
IDGAF MUZIK

Mixtapes:

HERE I AM hosted by: Statik Selektah (Dat Piff)
POST UP ENT PRESENTS: JEM THE HAITIAN

Singles:

WHERE DO I BEGIN (iTUNES)
BUMP IT (iTUNES)
EARTHQUAKES (iTUNES)
I BE DOIN ME (iTUNES)
WAT IT DO (iTUNES)