LJ (Janglish Boy)

LJ (Janglish Boy)

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Jamaican born, South East Londoner LJ is an accomplished performer who's super cool attitude and charm wins many fans but his music and articulate rhymes also grips everyone during live shows. Now embarking on a solo career, a new musical adventure begins.

Biography

January 2010

L J was born in Jamaica and came to SE London as a youngster. He has been rapping ever since he started doing mixtapes with Silable (known as Rukus then) back in the late 90s. He was hooked on hip-hop growing up in London so was only a matter of time before he started rapping.

Former member of unsigned hip-hop group SouTHErn Suspects, he is now back in London after returning from Brighton where he was based for 7 years and is now pursuing his own solo projects. The group was formed in the summer of 2002. Members included Nemma, KingPin, Silable, Linx, DJ OffKey, Si-Fi and Hugo. From the group's humble beginnings performing at Sussex University's culture show to performing at BBC 1Xtra's Hip-Hop Weekender, the group achieved many things as an independent unit. The group shared the stage with the likes of Blade, Roots Manuva and Chester P to name a few. The group also made regular appearances at Brighton Hip-Hop Festival which is now known as Rising Styles.

2004 saw the group’s first big break when they headlined Brighton University’s Freshers Ball on a bill which included 1Xtra’s Rampage. SouTHErn Suspects never looked back after that show. The group then started working with the BBC Roots Project in Brighton headed up by Sarah Lee and Phil Jackson. During the World Cup football finals in 2006 the group did a live session for Phil Jackson’s radio show with a 3 piece band. The project also secured bookings such as Brighton Live and other festivals.

In 2006, “1st Coming Mixtape” was released which featured appearances by Legs MC, Tec Diesel, Akin Davies and Merve Gursoy as well as guest production by Show N Prove, DJ U.C (G.R.I.N.D. Clothing) and Sovereign. The release also included “Hoodies & Hats” produced by David Richtor which was a big hit especially at live shows and received radio support. “Late Nite” produced by KingPin and was L J’s first solo track, inspired by a stop and search incident in Brighton and received strong support also.

July 2008 “DJ Lyke presents Beat Robbers Vol 1” was released during the Rising Styles festival and featured the singing of Lorena Wright. This release was a selection of hit records such as “Break The Ice” and “Lollipop” refixed by L J, Silable and Nemma.

Summer 2008 also saw the group land big festival gigs including The Great Escape alongside Beardy Man and Beachdown on the BBC stage. However, the group disbanded in February 2009 as individuals wanted to pursue their own music.

L J is currently promoting his “Hot Peppa EP” which was released October 2009 as a joint release with East Grinstead MC Frisco Fresh’s “Fresh As F**k EP”. The joint release features production by KingPin and Brighton based producer AWAX. L J displays his diversity with an offering of hip-hop, punk rock and reggae. Tracks such as “O.N.L.I.N.E.” and “Janglish Boy” have made some impact since the release.

The EP is available at http://ljmusic.bandcamp.com as a digital download or CD. Also check him out on http://www.myspace.com/peppamill.
L J is available for bookings, for more information contact mobile +44 (0) 7508 777982. Email address is Ljonline247@gmail.com.

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Hot Peppa EP / Fresh As F**k EP (Press - October 2009)

KingPin presents the joint release of L J’s "Hot Peppa EP" and Frisco Fresh’s "Fresh As F**k EP". Thirteen tracks, two contrasting styles and heavy-weight production, this release is a must for all who appreciate Hip Hop. London based L J crossed paths with East Grinstead’s Frisco Fresh after a gig at The Jamm (Brixton) back in July 2007 and the rest as they say is history.

Since then, both artists collaborated and worked intensively with KingPin on individual projects plus others such as Sunday Sessions UK (The Sessioneerz) and SouTHErn Suspects which KingPin and L J were members of. With KingPin producing 10 tracks on both EPs which also features production from Brighton’s very own AWAX and a guest appearance by Silable (formerly of SouTHErn Suspects), it made perfect sense for the joint release.

From L J’s laid back delivery and style to Frisco Fresh’s in your face lyrical onslaught, this release is full of variety and quality. The reggae inspired Janglish Boy by L J to Frisco Fresh’s thought provoking Deeper, both MCs display their creativity and originality. Plus, both artists demonstrate they’re comfortable working with other genres as there is an infusion of Hip Hop and Punk Rock on both EPs.

Retail

CD
http://peppanfresh.bigcartel.com/
£5.49 incl. P&P UK / £6.49 P&P International

Digital Download
http://ljmusic.bandcamp.com
59p per track / £4.99 for the full release

Contact
For more information and booking details regarding L J and Frisco Fresh, contact L J:

Mobile
+44 (0) 7508 777982

Web Links & Bios
L J
http://www.myspace.com/peppamill

Frisco Fres

Lyrics

O.N.L.I.N.E.

Written By: L. Dwyer Jr

(Hook)

I’m gonna / I’m gonna / Log-on / SEE YOU ONLINE
I’m gonna / I’m gonna / Log-on / SEE YOU ONLINE
I’m gonna / I’m gonna / Log-on / SEE YOU ONLINE
I’m gonna / I’m gonna / Log-on / SEE YOU ONLINE
SEE YOU ONLINE
SEE YOU ONLINE
SEE YOU ONLINE

(Verse 1)

I’m gonna I’m gonna log-on and start sumpin
Dammit where’s the tee pee cos mans are busy war puffing
Kicking up a storm wanna act up
Putting everything online like the world is at risk from the hoardes right
Go hard / Go fast / Check / Be the top dawg
Trash talk all you want cos I can do it way hard
Got me laughing so much always States against the Brits
Yeah the dialect is different / You say boobs we say tits
And who’s that singing on their headset?
Disturbing the field / I see ya game plan to make us all vex
Then you come across Speedman / Really you’re Lazarus
Lost ya ID when you logged on (Grub)
Yeah I know we all gotta blow our trumpets a bit
But mans are tryna sound like psychos and shit
Eh / Think you big on ya HD / Nah
And who said it’s cool for the “N” word? / Nah!!!

(Verse 2)

I’m gonna I’m gonna log-on and fib a bit
Tell the world hey I’m a model with a super chick
Tell em what they wanna hear to maximise the hits
Copy paste somebody else’s pic / Wow take a look at him
Thought he had a girl why he cruising for another one?
Truth is the bre can’t even get one
Heart beating like McLaren when he passes lingerie
He’s thinking kinda sick now / Keep him away
But / It takes two / You know frolicking online
She’s getting bare views / That’s a mighty behind
Some might call it a back-off / Others a bumpah
No matter what the term you’re guaranteed to say rah
Then comes the news on the messenger cam
Miss LiveO is long gone / Looking like a man
Damn she related to Uncle Fester
Now she got ya email it’s you she’ll pester!!!

(Verse 3)

I’m gonna I’m gonna I’m gonna
Sorry for the lapse in concentration / Work is so boring
Sent a text and email / See you online
Even though ya screen flashes when I’m showing online
Even though we in the same place / Same floor / Same desk
Bait / Put ya phone on vibrate you pleb
Then we sending instant messages like like “Wassup”
Kerry said holla bout her party / How much?
Did you see the pictures of her girl friend? / Buff
Got em all saved on computer / Nuff
Status now reads I just wanna go home
And I see what’s his face gone and lost his new phone
Again with the pokes / Click / I poke back
Who’ll win the war? / Argh they poke back
I lol cos ma manager add me
Hi there I’m sick / Saw the feed / She nabbed me (Pissed!)

Janglish Boy

Written By: L. Dwyer Jr

(Verse 1)

The innocence of youth / Oh the mischief
Too fas’ to raas / Had to hold a beating
News from ma Pops / Son you’re coming to England
Will miss the fam but the thought was brilliant
Ma first flight / Had a ball with Granny
Late 80s fashion / That was funny
Oh rah the taxis / They ain’t Ladas
We packed about 10 in a standard Lada
So / I’m staring out the window
Motorway jams got me thinking of some Milo
Do they have Kool-Aid? / Can I get a sky juice?
What about bammi and ackee and fry breadfruit?
What do you know / They had damn near everyting
Power grid was stable / No need for kerosene
All of a sudden I’m a hay fever sufferer
Pharmacy was happs for a brand new customer!

(Hook)

Lef’ Jamaica / Fly pan BA
Reach a London / 1980s
A whe the sun de? / Man u crazy
Is this the life? / Just maybe maybe
Nowadays he’s a Janglish Boy
Best of both worlds as a Janglish Boy
Do love ma rum I’m a Janglish Boy
He’s well spoken for a Janglish Boy

(Verse 2)

Jumped out the car / Sumpin was up
How come the yards all pack up so much?
Where’s all the space? Where are the green hills?
I’m in a jungle with concrete hills
In the lounge was a football poster
Pops was a Gooner / Taught me the roster
No trees to climb / Well nothing with mangoes
Can’t change the setting I was missing ma man-goes
Got a lickle BMX
Riding round the block did me nothing / Made me vex
I was getting frustrated / Got a lickle homesick
Broke down / One piece a cussin’ tek me back quick
School time / I was taller than a lot of them
Understand English? What the f is wrong with them?
Chupidness / I swear schools back a yard superior
School dinners / Where’s da calaloo? / I need ma greens you kna

(Hook)

(Verse 3)

I was absolutely shocked by the pickney them / Bickering
Back chatting muma and their poopa / Stating bravery
Calling by their 1st name / Karen where’s mi dinner?
Jack it’s your fault I’m a blooming little ginger
L what you eat? / How about egg and chips?
Yes please but every time I’m here it’s always egg and chips
Have the talks about getting beats / Some a dem were never beat
Who said about abuse / This was all about discipline
Home economics / Always use ma seasoning
Some a dem were frigid like them ‘fraid a lickle seasoning
Chicken out the wrapper / Put the chicken in the pan
Salmonella coming for you cos the chicken only tan
Look how long I been in England / Of course I got the slang
Youts pick up their surroundings / But I can switch the twang
I tell the dibby ones galang when they questioning ma heritage
No cure for ignorance so tek this as ya medicine!

(Hook)

No Escape (So Addictive)

Written By: L. Dwyer Jr

(Hook x2)

It feels like no escaping when it comes to me and rapping
I have tried many times to leave it all but then it happens
This music draws me back in / Then it shows me sumpin fresh
But still so many questions on me / Should I do sumpin else?

(Verse 1)

I ran away / Thought I lost the tail
There it was staring at me through the flipping rails
Everything I see / I gotta say a rhyme
Where is this rap ting taking me fam? I’m wasting time
It’s like a curse / Can’t resist the verse
Listen kids we need more docs and plenty nurse
Had to throw that in / They say we dream a lot
This bond I got with rap there is no switch / It can’t be freely stopped
Or justified / Some of these times when I’m in that booth I don’t wanna spit
I aint even blown and I’m tired of this / Do I have more lines to pursue this shit?
Be a “G” in this / With a 1 track mind / Should I can I chat that nine?
Tell da whole world that I gotta piece in ma pants / And yout them recite what I say with brap!
No chance / See me I got a young bro / He follows ma flows
There’s even been quite a few times when I just didn’t care no more ‘bout getting them shows
But somehow / Some way / I found ways around it / Kept things moving
When I start and pen a new verse / I pick things apart / Still room for improvement

(Hook)

(Verse 2)

I ran away / Yes I lost ma count
Up late writing rhymes / Am I missing out?
The hardest part / It’s not the grind
It’s staying focused / Focused / All the time
I’ve had the chats / Why don’t I use the word?
You know the “N” word it has no place in my verse
But in turn they reflecting what they might have seen
Nothing but the glitz and whips flashing across that wide-screen
Far from nice / Still gotta find that will to write / Gotta show some fight
I could fall apart in a personal sense but go to ma gigs and still flow tight
Look cous / I can’t help you / Don’t be screw facing / That won’t help you
Moan in ma ear that you need some breaks / Then make your own luck / That’s what I do
See I got it all wrong about the focus / Hard ting is rap and relationships
She don’t wanna be coming in second to this / Enough is enough so we both just quit
Think I’ve seen the errors in ma ways
There’s much more to life to be handling / It ain’t just about getting more air play

(Hook)

(So Addictive Skit)

It's so ADDICTIVE......
Like sleep to a narcoleptic
Up late / Mouthing off I'm breathless
New beat on display / Now ma mind is restless
Best friend is the rhyme / Hers a diamond necklace
Craig Charles of this / I do it in the back of a cab
The 10:08 / Pen a hit in ma lap
Addicted / Now the sorcerer / Spitting over orchestras
Imagine that / I was a customer
A couple of years I walked away from this
Headed South to Brighton / Take a look at what manifested
Been away from the ends / I'll be back soon
I make 'em lean back in their studio chairs when I clap tunes
Let's be Frank / I ain't going to Rehab
What's Stronger Than Me? / The allure of the rap
DJ wheel it back / The rush when I'm flowing on tracks
I got this on tap!!

Discography

2009
L J / Frisco Fresh
"Hot Peppa EP / Fresh As F**k EP"
From January 4th 2010 available for streaming on Last.fm
Online store: http://ljmusic.bandcamp.com

2008
SouTHErn Suspects
"Beat Robbers Vol. 1 Mixtape"
Hosted by DJ Lyke

2006
SouTHErn Suspects
"1st Coming"
Strong radio support for tracks taken from this release such as "Hoodies & Hats".

2004
SouTHErn Suspects
"Right Here Right Now Mixtape"

Set List

Typical set-list on my own would be:

Warming Up
When U See Me
No escape (So Addictive)
ONLINE
Pain Relief
Janglish Boy
Late Nite

When I do perform with Frisco Fresh, the set can be up to an hour or longer as he performs tracks from his EP and our collaboration tracks for Sunday Sessions UK.