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Aritst: LP: Year:

New Man Ent. MixTape vol 1 2004

Jus Boogie Day ina Life 2005

DJ Lace MixTape #14 2005
Single: I-Yai

James Dewees Coming home 2006
Single: Sho Nuff

Jus Boogie Jesus The Album 2006
release date: 10/31/06



At a very early age James Taylor Jr., a native of Harlem, New York, was blessed with gifts and talents in music, writing and dance. He began his career in music as a drummer at the young age of four. But amazingly, it was during a freestyle competition his first year at George Washington High School in Spanish Harlem, where JUS BOOGIE was born. It was there that he first discovered his love for rap.

JUS BOOGIE’s rhymes come straight from the gut. His lyrics and music reflect the heart of the streets and the Drew Hamilton projects on 143rd Street and 7th Avenue where he grew up. His story began on the streets of New York City, with a praying grandmother who never gave up on him. She raised him with love and discipline in order to preserve his life. By encouraging him daily and speaking positively into his spirit, she planted seeds of purpose in a young man who seemed to be headed down the wrong road. Fortunately, James was determined to be a person that would make a difference in his life and in the lives of others like him. When James turned eighteen years old, his grandmother suggested the military as the best place for him to make a good life and have a strong future. Not to mention, his ticket out of the rough streets of Harlem. James took her advice and began a career in the Navy, eventually leading him to Virginia Beach, Virginia where he currently resides with his beautiful wife, Jacquelin Taylor and his two lovely children, Julia Elizabeth and James Courtney.

Whether referred to as a poet, lyricist or conscious emcee, it’s obvious that he doesn’t fit in one single label. James (JUS BOOGIE) sums it up best when he explains,“I don’t like to be labeled or put into a box…I’m beyond that…I just keep it real, stay true to the art, who I am and what I know…and do what I love to do…” When asked about his music and his mission, he offered the following: “I love Hip Hop and I serve God so combining the two is natural for me. Young people face a lot of very real challenges and temptations from drugs and violence to the negative images they are bombarded with on TV and in music. I want to be the kind of artist that a kid who loves Hip Hop can turn to for a positive message, while being true to the game. I am not interested in being known as the gospel Jay-Z or some ‘quaint’ alternative. I plan to be the ‘first choice’ for a rap fan. I’m a real Hip Hop artist whose message just happens to be a positive, Christian one.”

JUS BOOGIE has beaten the odds and overcome a life filled with pain, tragedy, poverty and abuse. Pouring his heart and personal experiences into his lyrics, his style and delivery is filled with intensity, passion and an uncompromising yet inspirational message. He is a dynamic and fearless live performer. He has performed and participated in a gamut of concerts, shows and special events all along the east coast. The most memorable to date was his performance at the New York Music Festival in Madison Square Gardens, where he brought down the house and wowed the audience with his free-style ability. JUS BOOGIE has opened for such artists as the critically acclaimed PAJAM artist/writer/producer J.MOSS (RAMIYAH, Trin-i-tee 5:7 and Kelly Price), Holy Hip Hop legends CROSS MOVEMENT, Ty Tribett and national recording artist Martha Munizzi. JUS BOOGIE has had countless performances at several local churches, colleges and universities and many other events.

JUS BOOGIE is the co-founder of New Man Entertainment, along with Prentiss Thompson (PL Sweets) of MF Music Group (Def Jam artist Foxy Brown, Legendary Reggae artist InI Kamoze the “Hott Steppa”, new artist Universal Records James Lee, Rufus Blaq, writer for Angie Stone, Destiny’s Child, B2K, Omarion, Columbia Artist Mista Raja and writer for P.Diddy and Sole). JUS BOOGIE doesn’t just speak positive messages for today’s youth and future generations. He is dedicated to being a positive role model and clean image for others to look up to. He serves faithfully as the Student Ministries Director at Calvary Revival Church (Norfolk, Virginia), led by the Bishop B. Courtney McBath. JUS BOOGIE’s vision: “To win the lost and strengthen the believer.”