J Downs
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J Downs


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J Downs @ The Jumping Turtle

San Marcos, California, USA

San Marcos, California, USA

J Downs @ UCSD

La Jolla, California, USA

La Jolla, California, USA

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J Downs 'All-Division' - The Debut Album. Released in March of 2007. Airplay includes various internet radio stations, Kiss 108 in Boston, WBRU in Providence, RI, University of Hawaii radio, KLAS Los Angeles, UC Santa Barbara, 91X San Diego, Local 94.9 San Diego.
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Musically speaking, J Downs' style is unlike any other. His fresh blend of tight hip-hop lyrics paired with his amazing vocal range would be enough to capture an audience. But that's only the half of it. J's unique style of playing is apparent at his live show, where he performs with just a mic and an acoustic guitar. No backing band, no loops, no effects. Just J. He captivates crowds with his own style of live "ghettar", a combination of melody and percussion all done by him on his acoustic guitar; the sound created is clear, simple, and intense. Complex enough for musical virtuosos, yet pure enough for those who simply wish to be entertained. In combination with his original songs, J also hypes the crowd with acoustic renditions of hip-hop songs of today and yesterday, ranging from Warren G to 50 Cent to Soul For Real and everything in between.

J spent much of 2006 writing and recording his debut disc entitled All-Division, released in March of 2007 under his own independent label, 703 Records. Recorded in San Diego, CA, the 11-track disc features J's hip-hop/rock vocal stylings delivered over a live band sound (all live instrumentation done by J, of course.) Alongside various collaborations with San Diego-based rap group MPIRE Da Regiment, the CD also includes the independently produced music video for "Hit Em Off", which recently peaked on Youtube's Top 10 Top Rated list.

Currently, J is playing shows in the Socal area to promote the new disc, which can also be found online @ CDBaby.com, iTunes, and in various record stores throughout southern California.

J can be contacted online @ myspace.com/jdowns703.