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Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Established on Jan, 2016
Duo Hip Hop R&B




"The people's project"

For nearly his entire life, 44-year-old Jason Crawford (also known as J-Ross) has lived with the knowledge that he will someday lose his eyesight.

Determined not to lose his positivity, the 6-foot-6 hip-hop musician and father of three has embraced hope and defied all odds.

“I’ve always been a strong believer in the power of mind,” he says. “I’ve had people tell me from younger years that I might not have vision into my 30s; I might not have vision in my 40s. But I don’t know, I’ve never really believed it.”

“Even my ophthalmologist, she’s like, ‘Jay, how are you doing all this?’”Crawford was born with the genetic eye disease retinitis pigmentosa. Though he’s retained partial vision for longer than expected, he’s still dealt with more than his share of challenges. At 25, he was declared legally blind. He’s now recently had to step away from his career as a youth development worker due to the deterioration of his condition.

But making a difference in the lives of youth is as integral to Crawford as notes are to music.


Special Section: The People Project
He and his cousin Micah (also known as Prophesied) have thrown themselves into growing their youth program, Rap 4 Reason. “It’s a six week, youth-based, urban, community-based program in which we teach youth how to write, compose and perform urban music,” Crawford explains.

They’ve also collaborated on Crawford’s upcoming solo album, Such Is Life, which drops in early November.

And he hasn’t lost a bit of his unshakable positivity.

“Because I am losing more eyesight, my ears are way better. Things are heightened — and for music, that’s a bonus. You don’t need to have sight for music.” - The Calgary Herald


Such Is Life released November 7th 2016



J Ross & Prophesied are incredible solo entities on their own but combined as THE FAX they are pure FIRE!  Over their music careers they’ve had no problem captivating ALL audiences during their rise in the music industry! Now with a National Tour in the works and having collaborated on J Ross’s forthcoming solo album entitled “Such Is Life” along with videos supporting the project this electrifying duo is ready to cut their own path and are quickly creating a buzz with new material that’s being hailed as a fresh new look at Hip-Hop and R&B with a flavor all their own, that is already being highly regarded as industry award worthy!!!


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