Just A Vessel
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Just A Vessel


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"The Prelude to Bloom"

Indie record label, Depymusic, announced Thursday (via facebook) that Just A Vessel™ has released three tracks off his 2010 upcoming summer mixtape, The Rose of Karma. The three exclusive tracks are available for free download at www.depymusic.com and also here on the official Just A Vessel™ website. - justavessel.com

"Just A Vessel - GBSR's Artist of the Month (July '10)"

Just A Vessel's record label, Depymusic™, becomes an affiliate of an online radio station based out of Columbus, Ohio. The affiliate online radio station is called Giving Back Smiles Radio (www.givingbacksmiles.com). Dave Norris, founder of GBSR, also chose to feature the 20 year old recording artist, Just A Vessel™, as July's artist of the month. There is talk of a future interview with JAV, scheduled for next month, August 2010. - justavessel.com


Who You Know (feat. Oz) SINGLE- 2013 Now Available

Unreleased (Mixtape - Demo) -2011 Now Available

The Prelude to Bloom (Mixtape) - 2010 Now Available



International recording artist, “Just A Vessel”™, also known as “JAV”, was born Duane Edward Portman II in Tucson, AZ, USA. Although born in Arizona, JAV was raised in the state of Ohio where he attended public school. JAV excelled academically all throughout his years in school. At age 17, he graduated at top of his class, completing high school with an “A” average. Just A Vessel™ was presented with numerous college scholarships and awards (over $100,000 in total), but chose to pursue his passion, music. JAV studied classical piano from age 7 to age 18.

His academic and music background, have cultivated his unique style of blending “cognizant” lyrics, with classically influenced melodies. Just A Vessel™ specializes in Rap, Hip Hop, and Alternative music. Currently, Just A Vessel™ feels compelled to address the harsh realities around gangs, genocide and moral ethics. Experience JAV as his cerebral spirit is coupled with his writer’s pen and his music.