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Brooklyn, New York, United States

Brooklyn, New York, United States
Hip Hop Soul




"Friday Forecaster: Rapper Jean 'J-Scar' Lodescar"

This week's Friday Forecaster is rapper Jean "J-Scar" Lodescar from Flatbush, Brooklyn. He's the subway star who turned a musical rant about being underpaid, into a working class anthem. - Channel 11 Pix Morning News

"Con Ed Lockout Acquires Soundtrack, Still No Deal"

On Monday, locked-out union workers looking to take a break from hurling insults at employees entering Con Ed headquarters near Union Square could join in a sing-along version of former employee J.Scar's song "Underpaid," according to the New York Times. Friends who still work at the company asked the rapper to join the picket lines, and his song has become their unofficial anthem. Thankfully, both sides have agreed to meet with federal mediators on Tuesday. We suspect J.Scar's rapping would seem less endearing if our apartment were 90 degrees right now. - NY Magazine

"At Con Ed Rally, an Ex-Worker Raps in Solidarity"

As in most labor disputes, the crowd of union workers chanting outside the headquarters of Consolidated Edison near Union Square featured plenty of anti-management slogans and plenty of booing. But unlike most picket lines, it also boasted its own hip-hop artist: a 29-year-old performer who calls himself J.Scar and who arrived to cheers Monday afternoon to rap in solidarity with the pickets.
- NY Times

"Many say they are Underpaid -" a view from New York Popular Hip Hop artist"

J.Scar goes international and speaks to and for the People - SBS/CNBC Korea

"Working-class anthem turning Brooklyn man into a subway star Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/working-class-anthem-turning-brooklyn-man-a-subway-star-article-1.1010626#ixzz20L7qW3x3"

A Flatbush man fed up with the bad economy has penned a song about working-class woes - and is performing the proletarian prose on the subway.
iPhone technician Jean “J. Scar” Lodescar, 28, raps, sings, and even quotes Martin Luther King Jr. in “Underpaid,” a three-minute musical rant against low paying jobs with high strung bosses.
“I wrote this for those who work so hard and never get recognized,” said Lodescar, supporting his wife Kemba and their son Johnathan, 4, on his salary fixing phones.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/working-class-anthem-turning-brooklyn-man-a-subway-star-article-1.1010626#ixzz20L7ydlyt - NY Daily News

"Bayside rapper attracts 2,000 viewers on YouTube with video"

The 27-year-old Bayside resident recently posted his first YouTube video for his song “UnderPaid,” and in five days it has attracted more than 2,000 views. - Bayside Times


Still working on that hot first release.



Born Jean Lodescar, Jr., in Brooklyn to Haitian parents and raised in Queens, J. Scar has always used lyrics to tell stories, expose truths, and, most importantly, inspire anyone who will listen. Although his talent for the microphone began at a young age, he at first only pursued it as a hobby for friends and family, while tirelessly attempting every job out there, from fireman to engineer.
Still, J. Scar kept on writing, fleshing out his thoughts, hearing them take rhythmic shape in his head. His path was inevitable. Eventually, he had no choice but to acknowledge that his true calling was the stage, and when he did, he found that his experience in the workforce had left such an indelible image on him that it became the crux of his frustration in later writings and desire to promote change through his music.
As an award-winning, Meisner-trained actor, J. Scar has performed lead roles in plays like A Raisin in the Sun, Antigone, and Romeo and Juliet. His resume also includes films and solo productions, most notably his 2010 portrayal of Toussaint Louverture, a former slave and the leader of the Haitian Revolution.
J. Scar is also a poet. In fact, all of his songs start as poetry, a skill he honed when he ruptured his kneecap and had to spend an incredible amount of time either bedridden or undergoing physical therapy. During that period, he put about 40 poems to music (thanks to his wife's insistence). Since then, his work has landed him in the NY Daily News, the PIX11 Morning News, and countless newspapers and websites profiling his music, his mission, and his rise to recognition in a short span of time.
Where there are people ready for a change, J. Scar is always ready to perform. He is driven by a passion for the spoken word and a genuine yearning to leave an uplifting mark on the lives of those who need it most. For J. Scar, every song is an opportunity to reach new and eager audiences ready to listen to his words, move with his music, and respond to his message.

So get going, get listening, and get Scar'd for Life.