J-CLX

J-CLX

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandHip HopRock

Where heavy rock guitars and hip hop music collide J-CLX is found blasting young minds with positive messages of hope and encouragement. His high energy performances are guaranteed to get hands in the air and feet off the ground. But don't let these words seduce you check him out for yourself.

Biography

Recent Accomplishments:

Awarded Best Hip Hop Artist at the 2008 Ontario Independent Music Awards

Over all Winner of the 2008 Songs Revealed Songwriting Contest

Winner of the Urban Category in the 2008 UK Songwriting Contest

Honorable Mention at the 2008 ISSA songwriting Contest

The artist known as J-CLX is no stranger when it comes to catchy hooks, heartfelt lyrics and high energy performances. He began his career as a hip hop artist in 2003 and thats when his passion was born and fused into a sound that can only be labelled as truely unique. Though in the early stages of his career, in 2004 he was awarded a VideoFact grant for his club hit single “Hands Up”, which recieved regular rotation on MuchVibe. However around this time J-CLX was at a crossroads. His video was gaining great exposure, his songs were being played on popular local radio stations such as, 89.5 FM and 88.1 FM. Yet he was faced with a life changing decision, he realized that the music he was making promoted negativity and was filled with coarse language and that he couldn't live his life like this any longer.

He scrapped his entire album and stopped promoting his music in order to pursue a true relationship with Jesus Christ and bring a positive message for a dying generation. In 2006 he was back in the studio with a brand new sound, ready to unleash his passion and his story of encouragement into the hearts of youth eveywhere. With out the help of his former manager/producer Jermaine James, J-CLX has found himself co-producing his own songs.

In 2008 he was off to a fresh start with the support of Riot radio, J-CLX can often be heard in the halls of Durham College. This is also where he was featured as February's 2008 artist of the month and was awarded first place for the 2008 Songs Revealed Songwriting Contest which aired on Rogers TV across the Durham region.

J-CLX has already begun to go intertnational with his acceptance on to the 2008 Extreme Tour, which has gained him exposure along the east coast of the U.S. He has also been declared as The 2008 UK Songwriting winner for the urban category. With his award for Best Hip Hop Arist at the 2008 Ontario Independent Music Awards it is evident that J-CLX is an artist who continues to grow more and more with each day.

Lyrics

Night Out

Written By: Clifford Elson

Thank God its Friday/
Its been a long day/ I dont know bout you but I just got paid
You can come with me if you don't wanna stay/ home tonight
Tonight we're going uptown, downtown/welcome to my town
The name's J-CLX I'm from the underground
You might have heard of me word's starting to get around/
I'm the brother with the sound/ you don't wanna turn down/
I know this might sound outrageous/ but I think this sound might be contagious/
because what I got you got and now your alright/ so tonight were going to take the city but it could take all night lets go/

Chorus:

From town to town are you with me
Get off the ground if your with me
We can turn it around if your with me
Please make a sound if your with me
(repeat)

Lets go till the adrenaline gets low/ my heart beats so fast man it sounds like techno
My problems now look like the size of Frodo/ God blew up the kid I'm about to grow
So I can't lose its impossible/ that gangsta gangsta move gots to go
Its putting way too many kids in the hospital/ so I'm on track now with a positive flow/
Like 1,2,3,4 CLX why you knocking on everybody's door/ tonight were bringing out the city/
you better call the mayor why/
We bringing out the whole committee/ cause we gotta do something
till these people do something/ so maybe I'll grow my hair like a hippy
So tonight we take the city/ now are you with me
Alright lets go

Chorus:

From town to town are you with me
Get off the ground if your with me
We can turn it around if your with me
Please make a sound if your with me
(repeat)

We're making sounds/ me and my friends from out of town
We just can't quit its too late now/ so all we can do is pass it around
Its addictive/
Download this put it on your playlist go to my website and put it as your favorites(repeat)
I gotta go now alright
I gotta be in another town by tomorrow night
But if this is a sound that you can't fight
Then come with me but it could take all night
Lets go

Chorus:

From town to town are you with me
Get off the ground if your with me
We can turn it around if your with me
Please make a sound if your with me
(repeat)

One Step

Written By: Clifford Elson

I didn't know what to expect
When I got the news/
When she said your going to be a dad I got confused/
I didn't know what to do but I had to move/
And what I earned wasn't enough it had to improve/
I wasn't willing to lose all the dreams that I had/
But I put them on hold to be a husband and a dad
I was working in the night time
Sleeping in the day time
and in my car I was struggling to write rhymes
My manager was thinking we should go our separate ways
and every moment there was just another bill to pay
sorry there's just no money for studio today
I felt like Pac hoping for better days
God help to accept the things I just don't understand
Cause what I thought would happen never went just how I plan
I don't know where exactly that it is I'm going to land
But when my life is out of hand I know its in your hands

Chorus

1 step, 2 step, 3 step, 4 step
Im on the grind from the time I leave my doorstep
If you got a dream that your willing to go get
It starts right here right now with One Step

1 step, 2 step, 3 step, 4 step
I'm on the grind from the time I leave my doorstep
Now hear me loud and clear this year I'm going to get
One step closer to a place I've never been yet

2nd Verse

Now at the moment I'm still living in debt/
I got expectations and hopes that need to be met
I got responsibilities that I choose not to neglect/
A wife and a son whom I love and I cannot forget/
I try to think like a soldier/ pushing past boulders
and everyday I get up I feel much older/ The clocks
ticking I don't want to be counted out/
I want my music in stores so people can sell it out/
Now lately its been hard fighting doubt/yelling out
wondering why people see my struggle and don't help me out/
If your an artist than you know what I'm talking bout/
I know your busy with your fan base dog/
I just thought maybe me and you
could have some dialogue/ do some work together and that you'd reply to my blog/
I'm looking for clear skies but your giving me fog/ I don't know what to do now but I'm making it some how/

Chorus

1 step, 2 step, 3 step, 4 step
Im on the grind from the time I leave my doorstep
If you got a dream that your willing to go get
It starts right here right now with One Step

1 step, 2 step, 3 step, 4 step
I'm on the grind from the time I leave my doorstep
Now hear me loud and clear this year I'm going to get
One step closer to a place I've never been yet

3rd Verse

What can I say man the people are talking the birds are busy and I hear the dogs are barking/ They want to know who he is and what's the hype and if he's here by day will he be gone by night/ Is he ahead of his time/ Is this really his prime, is his style too old or is he too behind/ or is he something like a fine wine better with the years/ better with the pressure, that made him better with his peers/ Time will tell
believe when I drop they'll say he fell/ just like a shooting star, are you wishing me well/ I'm wishing the best for you and your dreams, no matter how big or how small they seem/

Chorus

1 step, 2 step, 3 step, 4 step
Im on the grind from the time I leave my doorstep
If you got a dream that your willing to go get
It starts right here right now with One Step

1 step, 2 step, 3 step, 4 step
I'm on the grind from the time I leave my doorstep
Now hear me loud and clear this year I'm going to get
One step closer to a place I've never been yet

J LOVE

Written By: J-CLX

J LOVE

Verse I

This is for my lady, lady, baby
We’ve been through a lot lately
But we’ve learned to stand strong whenever it gets shaky
Whatever the case maybe if its love that you lack
I’ll say it like hallmark and make the moment Kodak
With your humor and your looks I want you to know that
You’re funnier than Ali G, prettier than Haley B, maybe not to the world but at least to me
Cause see it’s the little things that we do that mean the most to me
Cause I rather just hold hands in a moment of romance,
Listening to slow jams, eyes flirting with each glance
And then you laugh when I start doing my mean dance
It’s just to see you smile girl in the moments when I am with you
Time seems to fly we make twenty-four hours seem like a blink of an eye
Whatever you want of me, I’m more than willing to try
You’re more than willing for me only love can explain why

Chorus:

I will make it smooth when you’re on the grind
I will put you first when I’m first in line
I will say I love you when you say you hate
It’s your call I wait up for when you’re working late

I will do my best to be on time
Be the first to say I’m sorry when I’m out of line
I would give you my last second if you ran out of time
I will love you like Christ and put my life on the line

Verse II

You are my lady, lady and I tell it to the world you’re my baby, baby this is for you girl
And there’s no maybe baby I want to be with you when I’m eighty
Chilling at the park sitting in a place that’s shady
It’s what I see and what I never thought it could be
It’s the love in your eyes that seems to get me
To stare and not look, give more than I took,
And when you’re hungry at our house you get food that I cook
But if it’s one of those days than just pass me the phone book
And we can take more time to relax and be alone look
You held me up when I didn’t think I was good enough
You made me feel like a diamond in the rough
So I get on my knees and pray that whatever comes our way
That we never back down that we never turn away
That we try hard not to say things we’ll regret the next day
And that we never go to bed whenever we’re angry

Chorus:

I will make it smooth when you’re on the grind
I will put you first when I’m first in line
I will say I love you when you say you hate
It’s your call I wait up for when you’re working late

I will do my best to be on time
Be the first to say I’m sorry when I’m out of line
I would give you my last second if you ran out of time
I will love you like Christ and put my life on the line

Verse III

Some thought it would never last cause we always seem to break up
But it’s in the past we’re way pass the make up
What God put together no man can break up
Do you know what I’m saying baby, say what, say what
W.I.F.E for L.I.F.E even when you’re mad and even when you stress me
But no I aint getting into that
This is my love track for you so you know just where my heart is at

Chorus:

I will make it smooth when you’re on the grind
I will put you first when I’m first in line
I will say I love you when you say you hate
It’s your call I wait up for when you’re working late

I will do my best to be on time
Be the first to say I’m sorry when I’m out of line
I would give you my last second if you ran out of time
I will love you like Christ and put my life on the line

Yesterday

Written By: Clifford Elson

I'm a product of ambition
Born with ammunition
I aint 007 but I'm a man on a mission
Listen I got that fire now
You got desire now
You want your turn to burn site back and learn I'm a show you how
To get them all like who's this
No money, no label he's useless
Not famous then who is? 50, Jay-Z and The Cool Kids
I Knew this, but I'm just giving you the naked truth like a nudist
I use this, to write my songs and enlighten you beyond a buddhist

Chorus:

I've got the odds against me
But some how some way nothing is stopping me
I'm much stronger than yesterday
I went farther than yesterday
I won't live in yesterday
Nothing is stopping me
(repeat)

Verse II

Turn it up
See this is what you do when you grind your way through
You burn it up
Like an arsonist, how awesome is this when you
light it up
I was down in the dirt where the rocks are
Now I want to live like a rock star
And keep kids out of them cop cars
See my God has made it so you cannot stop me
Moves like Jabba wakees, jabs harder than Rocky's
I aint cocky I'm so sure
My powers from the sun I'm solar
Thats me the sole proprietor
G.O.D is the soul provider
Lady luck I had to fire her
Destiny works for me now that I hired her

Chorus:

I've got the odds against me
But some how some way nothing is stopping me
I'm much stronger than yesterday
I went farther than yesterday
I won't live in yesterday
Nothing is stopping me
(repeat)

It's hot in here
Oh yea its a fever now
Those who doubted made them believers now
So you better invest some way some how
You know what's next?
J-CLX on the TSX, hmm maybe not yet
But the stocks going up
People are showing up and it won't be long before J is blowing up
Yea lets let it get a little hotter till the people say we gotta bring a whole lot a water
Yea naw see I don't go to Caribana, I just jump and wave where ever I wanna
Move like I'm on a jet ski this could get messy
I know that your trying to test me
I been knocked down got up with new moves
Trained by the champ and now I can't lose

Chorus:

I've got the odds against me
But some how some way nothing is stopping me
I'm much stronger than yesterday
I went farther than yesterday
I won't live in yesterday
Nothing is stopping me
(repeat)

Discography

"The Long Shot" EP's (released January 1, 2008)
first single "Night Out" played on Riot Radio.

Set List

1.Bring It On
2.Let Us Pray
3.One Step
4.Push Back
5.Night Out

30-45 minute sets