Jalima Shani

Jalima Shani

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Biography

Jalima is one of the most dynamic artists on today’s music scene. Her style can be described as a unique blend of poetic lyrics, passionate delivery, and intelligent wordplay contained within a currant of constant positive energy. Having been a writer and a poet since the age of 10, it seems that her progression into the rhythmic world of hip-hop was inevitable. Growing up amid the culturally diverse artistic scenes of Philadelphia Pennsylvania her sound developed into a fluid combination of a deep respect for history and innovative style. Jalima was surrounded by an eclectic mix of musical styles ranging from jazz, hip-hop, rock to classical, and has been influenced by genres of sci-fi, philosophy and the traditionally great literary works. Although being deemed an emcee for lack of a better description anyone can tell by listening to Jalima that her musical explorations delve way beyond hip-hop’s norm.

With topics that usually in some way deal with appreciating who you are as a person and recognizing your own self worth she creates bridges through music that breaks down barriers of pretense. There is an honesty and openness in her style that most people find comforting and engaging. Despite tackling many of today’s tough issues the lighthearted side of Jalima’s personality clearly shines through, making her music stand galaxies apart from the crowd. Jalima has created a sound that is fun, original, and from the heart.

Anyone listening gets the sense they have been invited to share a life changing experience manifested through poetry and art.
With a uniqueness full of life and energy her live performances have been known to move Jalima as well as the audience to tears. Jalima is most assuredly a dynamic artist whose music will continue to build bridges between people of all backgrounds with a message of love, unity and beauty.

This unconventional emcee says,” If you have to call my music anything call it Quantum Love Light Music, because I’m all about generating a sound that spreads the message of love while allowing the light of truth to shine through me as I advance through this life at quantum speeds.”

Lyrics

Meet Jane

Written By: Jalima Shani

Verse 1:

I resign this position of human condition
Missing the mission fishing for bits of decision
While we continue the living day to the day cycle ending
Right where it started beginning
Is the a point I been missing
My mind a piece of it missing
Well I’m hot headed for a collision listen
To all the rhetoric they passing off as true opinion
I feel I’m losing my mind somebody come and get me
Off this medication, out this world I’m hating
Thoughts that I been thinking
Voice inside my head keep saying
Cool down don’t get upset girl now
There’s silver lining always hiding on outside of clouds
Yeah whatever my weather ain’t never changed for the better
Rain ain’t gone never gone let up
Rain ain’t gone never gone let up

Chorus:

I am Jane’s insane sense
Of I don’t know my name
I don’t know my name
(please tell me)
I am Jane’s insane sense
Of what does life mean?
What does life mean?
(someone help me)

Verse 2:

Hey kids let’s be fatalist
Let’s erase this sense we got to make this
Better place to stay in
It’s not our planet why keep wasting
Time
Trying to fix these things I’m not responsible for making
So hey king supreme being
You want these things fixed you start cleaning
I’m just a weakling human being
Who keeps taking up valuable spacings
Staking my claimings
My name won’t get in
History books won’t mention
This is the end
Apocalypse let’s take a trip tell the gods we quit
Manipulate this we quit moving against fate
It’s our instincts to make same mistakes seen
Assimilating behavior patterns of what my sick sense of reality should be
This easy to flip on the tv
Let the beams inundate me
Hypnotizing it, small sizing it, small frying it
Till my brain a small size it gets just an itty bit
Just the size of a small pod a peach pit
As I sip my lips on a beer can you know what I’ll be thinking
I got my problems let somebody else go solve them

Chorus:

I am Jane’s insane sense
Of I don’t know my name
I don’t know my name
(please tell me)
I am Jane’s insane sense
Of what does life mean?
What does life mean?
(someone help me)

Discography

EP 2003: The Refreshing
LP 2004: Miscellaneous Beginnings
EP2005: Plain Jane Johnson
LP 2005: Rap Sucks But You Swallow

Set List

Set 1
Length:15 Minutes
Number of Songs: 3
Covers: No
Song List:
All original material

Set 2
Length:30 Minutes
Number of Songs: 5
Covers: No
Song List:
All original material

Set 3
Length:45 Minutes
Number of Songs: 8
Covers: No
Song List:
All original material