J.Scott

J.Scott

BandHip HopR&B

You want us to perform at your show because we bring heat for the streets interlaced with positive lyrics and driving beats. What we do appeals to a myriad of musical palettes crossing race, age and gender lines in such a way that whom ever attends will walk away happy that they came.

Biography

J.Scott has a long history in bay area rap scene. His hybrid style of rap music is an fusion of dancehall, bounce,jazz,R&B,swing,latin and funk that has entertained audiences around the bay for years. He first hit the national scene in 2000 with the release of the critically acclaimed single "Ravenous". It garnered 160 adds during a solicitation of 300 college stations and according to a review of the song in the CMJ it was one of the best songs written that year. He followed it up shortly after with "One Day" which met with similar success with radio and was poised to release his first full length album nationally in early 2001 when Catalyst entertainment, the label he was signed to at the time, abruptly dissolved leaving him with no distributer. Undetered J continued to work and hone his skill as an artist while at the same time piecing together his own label determined to not have a repeat of what happened before. The result of his efforts was the genesis of ConsortiumHouse the label he is currently signed to and now he is poised finally to release his solo effort entitled "Gon' Shine" with it's leadoff single "Riderz" which is being solicited to college radio nationwide.

Lyrics

Hey Now

Written By: J.Scott

Hey Now
Chorus:2X
SAY HEY NOW/IF YOU FEEL THE HEAT/GENERATED AS THE SPEAKERS FLEX TO THE BEAT/SAY HEY NOW/IF YOU FEEL THE NEED/TO GET UPON THE FLOOR AND GET YOUR TAIL OUT YOUR SEAT.

VERSE:
Now first on the agenda is having pride in yourself/your worth to the earth ain’t measured in material wealth/it’s measured by what you do to make it better/if you don’t think that your actions matter your in error/feel me/everybody up in this world is connected/ the actions of one man can leave us all affected/ that’s what I’m trying to get across to you now the power’s inside you if you just let it out/ so hold you head up high/ never look upon the ground when another man’s walking by/ look him dead in his eye/ if you don’t respect yourself how do think that others will try.

Chorus:2X
SAY HEY NOW/IF YOU FEEL THE HEAT/GENERATED AS THE SPEAKERS FLEX TO THE BEAT/SAY HEY NOW/IF YOU FEEL THE NEED/TO GET UPON THE FLOOR AND GET YOUR TAIL OUT YOUR SEAT.

love is stronger then hate/so instead of tearing down let’s take the time to create/this world is our thing to make/ if we spend our energy fighting then the whole worlds at stake/ so love your neighbor and/do me a favor/and work/together to/ make this a greater land/ I hope to heaven your listening to every I say/oooooyyy/ White, Latin, or Asian,/ Black, or Arabian,/ no matter your melanin/ we’re all homo-sapien/ and we need each other to see a brighter day/oooyyy/so/ White man/ put all your prejudice aside/Black man/ put all your prejudice aside/Asian/put all your prejudice aside/there’s too much good to do for us to waste our time with fights.

HEY NOW DO YOU FEEL THE HEAT/GENERATED AS THE SPEAKERS FLEX TO THE BEAT/SAY HEY NOW/IF YOU FEEL THE NEED/TO GET UPON THE FLOOR AND GET YOUR TAIL OUT YOUR SEAT. SAY HEY NOW/IF YOU FEEL THE HEAT/GENERATED AS THE SPEAKERS FLEX TO THE BEAT/SAY HEY NOW/IF YOU FEEL THE NEED/TO GET UPON THE FLOOR AND GET YOUR TAIL OUT YOUR SEAT.

How many times have you helped the next man through the day?/they tell me/ what you send out will come back triple you way/that’s real talk/so if you send out love/ you’ll be embraced/but if you/ send out hate I wouldn’t want to be in your place/oh no/a painful lesson/ that’s what you’ll learn if you do/I don’t want to see that happen that’s why I sing to you/it’s your discretion/to yourself must stay true/just remember that the consequences all stem from you./a painful lesson/ that’s what you’ll learn if you do/I don’t want to see that happen that’s why I sing to you/it’s your discretion/to yourself must stay true/just remember that the consequences all stem from you. Say heeeeyyy sing with me sing with me. Say heeeeyyy sing with me sing with me.

Chorus2X

Gon' Shine

Written By: J.Scott

Gon’ Shine
Make your to floor /it’s time to party/ leave your problems outside the door/ bring your body/ that’s what this music’s for/ that I done started/ so act like you hearing me/problems with your work, family, or love you’ll get around it/ long as you keep your focus on your goal no doubt about it/ ever have a feeling of hopelessness/ like your surrounded/ just remember this little song and sing everybody sing!

CHORUS 2X: I’M GON’ SHINE NO MATTER WHAT YOU DIG IT/ I’M GON’ SHINE NO MATTER WHAT/COME ON/I’M GON’ SHINE NO MATTER WHAT YOU DIG IT/I’M GON’ SHINE NO MATTER WHAT!

For example if you have a problem down at your job/ co-workers gettin’ all in the way/ no matter what you do/ every time you turn around/ it seems they do they best to mess up your day/hatin if your doin good/ snitch if your doin bad /happy only they get you wrote up/ got ya temperature risin/ hotter then heat miser/ make you want beat em down to the dust/ but you know/ that you can’t do that because that could result in you losing your job/ maybe even/ get you a trip to the pen/ is it really worth it probably not/ so what to do/ you don’t want let em win well success is the sweetest revenge/ work hard get promoted to/ supervisor/ in the end you’ll be firing them/ then you can really sang.

CHORUS 2X: I’M GON’ SHINE NO MATTER WHAT YOU DIG IT/ I’M GON’ SHINE NO MATTER WHAT/COME ON/I’M GON’ SHINE NO MATTER WHAT YOU DIG IT/I’M GON’ SHINE NO MATTER WHAT!

Now ladies and gentlemen/ can I have a moment of your attention/ by now your dancing hard and having a good time but I feel that I probably mention/ that life ain’t always gonna be all love/ in fact in sometimes it’s gonna be incredibly tough/ but that don’t mean you should ever quit and give up/ eventually you’ll get your chance to glisten/ and i’ma see you at the club bar/ sippin on the finest alcohol they got there/ and i’ma toast you with my sapphire/ livin like a couple of players/ because you stuck to your plan and you never deviated/ believed in yourself and eventually you made it/ even at the time when you strength began to fadin/ you took a couple moments to sing to yourself that...

CHORUS 2X: I’M GON’ SHINE NO MATTER WHAT YOU DIG IT/ I’M GON’ SHINE NO MATTER WHAT/COME ON/I’M GON’ SHINE NO MATTER WHAT YOU DIG IT/I’M GON’ SHINE NO MATTER WHAT!

Now everybody listening that’s feelin me and the beat/ you got very few excuses for why you ain’t on your feet/ so step clap shake long as you movin it’s fine/ if the last thing I do you gon be dancin tonight/ so work ya body til it’s sweatin in beads/ been at the job all week a little fun’s what you need/ so pop ya back and put a bend in ya knees/ and if you got energy left then repeat after me/ say hada hada hada ha (repeat)/ heyda heyda heyda hey (repeat)/ hede hede hede he (repeat)/ heyday heyday heyday ho (repeat)/ now is true you came to party with me/ Sho Nuff/ and that you woke this morning able to breath /Sho Nuff /then don’t let this opportunity slide/ your alive make known that your plannin to shine/ sing

CHORUS 2X: I’M GON’ SHINE NO MATTER WHAT YOU DIG IT/ I’M GON’ SHINE NO MATTER WHAT/COME ON/I’M GON’ SHINE NO MATTER WHAT YOU DIG IT/I’M GON’ SHINE NO MATTER WHAT!

Drum Call

Written By: J.Scott

GHETTO! ACCORDING TO WEBSTERS DICTIONARY IT’S DEFINED AS AN IMPOVISHED SECTION OF THE OF THE INNER CITY. POPULATED PRIMARILY BY MINORITIES. BUT THAT AIN’T THE ORIGIN OF THE WORD. THE ORIGINALLY WAS YIDDISH THAT’S THE JEWISH LANGUAGE AND IN THAT LANGUAGE IT SIMPLY MEANS...TOGETHER HUMPH PICTURE THAT.

From Bed Stuy to Oakland California, Saint Paul to down to New Orleans, I’m puttin a call out to all my soldiers WHERE YOU AT!! I need your weapons and expertise to protect our home help me accomplish a task I never could do alone. Save the ghetto, protect the kids, protect the old, I figure you call yourself a soldier then live by the solider’s code, never let harm come that you love. Love the ghetto? Then here’s your order march written out in blood! No matter what even at the price of death, gotta look out for those who lack the ability to look out for self. No need complaining that’s the cards your dealt so knuckle up we gone pull it off together so tighten up you belt. Stick out you chest and hold you head up high, I ain’t gone lie a lot of us probably won’t make it but still we have to try. To much at stake to simply lay it down, that why I’m puttin out the call to gather round to all my...

Chorus :INNER CITY WARRIORS, WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! CALLING ALL MY INNER CITY WARRIORS!!! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! CALLING ALL MY INNER CITY WARRIORS!! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT ! CALLING ALL MY INNER CITY WARRIORS!!WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT!! THIS IS YOUR DRUM CALL!!! LA, LA, LA, LA, LA LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA THIS IS YOUR DRUM CALL!!! LA, LA, LA, LA, LA LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA

So now I’m calling all my stockbrokers and K toters as well as my power holders and money folders I need y’all money and muscle in order to pull this off intelligence as well you hustle or this war is lost. What we fighting for? For the former glory of the ghetto. For a resurgence in the pride the ghetto used to know for a resurgence in the wealth the ghetto used to have for return to the time before you had to be a sav. Break the glass because this is definitely an emergency a hard task that’s why callin on yall to work with me hit the gas cause I’m feelin a since of urgency it’s time to smash or else my vision’ll never come to be. What I see? I see businesses coming back to life. Neighborhoods revitalized old folk able to walk at night. I see youngsters makin a decent wage with a chance to advance without the feelin they gotta resort to sellin yay. That there’s what a nigga saw I know ain’t none of it law but we can bring to pass by workin together yall scratch and claw makin happen the inner way heed my call maybe we’ll save the day WHERE’S MY WARRIORS!!

WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! CALLING ALL MY INNER CITY WARRIORS!!! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! CALLING ALL MY INNER CITY WARRIORS!! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT ! CALLING ALL MY INNER CITY WARRIORS!!WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT!! THIS IS YOUR DRUM CALL!!! LA, LA, LA, LA, LA LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA THIS IS YOUR DRUM CALL!!! LA, LA, LA, LA, LA LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA

I sure you want to know what is player has in stow how we’ll save the ghetto and redeem it’s soul put simply player it won’t be easy but it’s possible if want it please believe me check it out now what I need from is to change the way that see stead of seein just how is gotta see the way it could be and work toward it I put on my momma you’ll be rewarded though maybe not a form that you can hold it that’s real talk self esteem’s reenforced with achieved dreams yours as well others you influence with moves seen and so clean about it they’re inspired to do the same chasing visions they have which collectively brings change for the better whether entrepreneurs tryin to get that cheddar or philanthropist makin sure the homeless acquire shelter it’s all love cause in the end all of us win so again I call from the ghettos to the pen WHERE’S MY WARRIORS!!! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT! WHERE YOU AT!! THIS IS YOUR DRUM CALL!!!

Discography

single "Ravenous"(2000)Catalyst/Consortiumhouse
160 adds nationwide of 300 college stations solicited
single "One Day"(2001)Catalyst/Consortiumhouse
110 adds nationwide of 300 college stations solicited
single "Riderz"(2006) Consortiumhouse
currently in solicitation

Set List

we've done sets as short as five minutes and long as an hour. we have enough material to go longer then an hour if needed but 15 minutes is all the time we are usually allotted. In that time frame we try to give the people a nice sampling of what it is we do so our typical set list would look something like this:
1) As the world turns (3:44) west coast funk
2) Drum Call (3:55) southern bounce
3) Ay yi yi (3:43) dance hall
4) Gon' shine (4:00) 30's swing
all original music