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To state that the music world today is oversaturated with lack luster lyrics and the demise of musicality is an understatement. True aficionados of music often search the barren music landscape for the fresh on the fringe talent. Jerami Matlock is certainly the oasis that music lovers have been searching.

Jerami’s musical journey began in San Diego, California with his musician mother. He later developed his craft by performing in talent shows at the age of 12. Yet his biggest development as a performer began with becoming a member of the world renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers.

“I truly learned how to perform with the Jubilee Singers. Because everything was a cappella you had to learn how to really relate to your audience.”

During his 3 years with the Fisk Jubilee Singers, he toured extensively throughout the U.S and Italy. Afterwards, he graduated from the historic Fisk University with Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a concentration in Voice.

In 2000, he and Ronald Black co-created a group known as Black Cotton, which produced original music and covers. After a three year hiatus, in 2005, he became a member of the hip-hop & neo-soul group called The Prototype.

He is now releasing his solo debut CD entitled Musiclife. Musiclife is a hand crafted eclectic blend of soul, hip-hop, R&B, Afro-Latin jazz, and gospel. He wrote and arranged the majority of the songs on the album. Jerami collaborated with Cole, a female singer/songwriter, on the song Who Loves You. Musiclife speaks about the voyage of love, spirituality, righteousness and heartbreak through an introspective lens.

“Well, I would say the (particular type of writing) process is relatively new for me. In that I’ve only used it for this album. I’ve written other songs before but, never like what I’ve done for this album. So, for this album I actually kept a journal. So, I put down my own thoughts and ideas from anything, you know what ever thoughts I have from poems or just random thoughts you know like green is pretty…or obscure quotes from somebody that I liked… I actually got the idea from Eric Benet. I heard him in an interview say that was the process by which he wrote his music.”

Jerami writes songs with the poetic soul of Stevie Wonder combined with the consciousness of Bob Marley. The concept of Musiclife is a collection of musical influences not haphazardly mixed together, but a patchwork of music and life experiences.

“Well, what it (Musiclife) represents for me as an artist and a musician is … a collage of different sounds. The album does not sound the same from beginning to end. So, everything I like listening to, I put it in there in some form or fashion.

The infusion of varied musical styles allows Jerami to create music not bound by specific genres. Nashville hip-hop producers John Ford and Van Johnson provide a unique organic sound to Musiclife.

“I’m just a musician. Whatever I like listening to is what I like to create.”