JSOUL

JSOUL

BandR&BSoul

Charm City’s Soul Brotha #1 is in the building and his name is J.S.O.U.L. A native of Baltimore, J.S.O.U.L has truly defined the meaning of being a singer, beat maker, writer and producer.

Biography

Charm City’s Soul Brotha #1 is in the building and his name is J.S.O.U.L. A native of Baltimore, J.S.O.U.L has truly defined the meaning of being a singer, beat maker, writer and producer. His music captures the very essence of soul that has been absent in today’s music. Taking his cues from soul masters past and present, has inspired him to create quality music of inspiration, pain, pleasure, life, and LOVE with a style that emanates eclectic, funk-da-fied soul. A product of the longest running open mic series in Baltimore, “ORGANIC SOUL TUESDAY’S, has enabled the soulful singer to perfect his craft, while capturing the hearts and minds of his devoted fans. Releasing his first 2 demo efforts in 2001 & 2002 paved the way for his first major indie release “URBAN RETROSPECTIVE” in 2004 on the BLACKOUT STUDIOS RECORD IMPRINT. Inside it's wall's laid a body of work saturated with the production of FERTILE GROUND frontman James Collins, Joel Mills, Top Secret, and Kwesi Dawes aka (PIXEL). J.S.O.U.L sprinkled his soulful sound with the self-confidence of hip-hop, to produce an album that seemed deferential to its predecessors but remained free from the benumb hand of the past. Now with his second national/international release "LOVE SOLDIER" Lp, J.S.O.U.L has taken the entire R&B, soul, and hip hop genres to another dimension, beyond the normal chord changes, rim shots, and rhodes piano sounds. THE LOVE SOLDIER LP continues to receive great reviews nationally and internationally. Baltimore’s “City Paper” compared the album to Stevie Wonder’s collection of work from years 1971 to 1976, and Bob Dylan’s musical implementation from 1964 to 1969. The “City Paper” describes LOVE SOILDER as a “champagne cocktail of lover’s rock” – Bret McCabe. Grooves.com calls it "An excellent bit of soul"!!! "Music is what I call color in sonic form, you should get a visual whenever you hear it” – J.S.O.U.L.

In order to increase his presence in the hip-hop community, J.S.O.U.L paired up with hip-hop artist AB-ROCK and created a street ep mixtape called "THE JROCK PROJECT” which received top honors for the single “I REMEMBER” at the FORIEGN EXCHANGE OKAYPLAYER contest in 2005.

His efforts have also allowed him to grace the stage and work with various other indie talent’s such as Ledisi, Donnie, Kindred, Raheem Devaughn, Musiq Soulchild, Fertile Ground, Anthony David, Van Hunt, Julie Dexter, Lyfe Jennings, Eric Roberson, Foreign Exchange, Robin Thicke, Chrisette Michele, Bilal, Mario, Dru Hill and Dwele amongst other’s.

As if his life wasn’t busy enough, J.S.O.U.L has begun working on his latest album “BLACK SINATRA” that will host the talents of Eric Roberson, Substantial and many more.

Discography

Urban Retrospective, Love Soilder