“I prefer to be formless, like water,” JM says. “I once heard a quote from Bruce Lee that said ‘If you put water in a vase, it becomes the vase,’ so put me in any music genre, and I become the genre, like water.” Much like his genre-melding yet fluid ‘formless’ musical creations, Jesus Muhammed as an artist is a bit of an enigma. Music – for JM – comes to his mind in mental waves and flashes of colors, shapes and patterns. Whether he has a mild form of the fascinatingly weird disorder known as synesthesia or it’s just the way his musical brain works – whatever the source of his genius, it’s a mesmerizing mix of electronica, hip hop rhythms, other-worldly vocals and street-style rhyming that he creates. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Saint Albans, Queens, JM took music lessons from a former James Brown guitarist, and was surrounded by 1950s pop and 70s reggae played by his music-loving parents. They bought JM and his brother a full set-up of instruments as they were growing up, but while his mother hoped he’d learn to play classic pop songs, JM instead wanted to bring to life the music […]
Kaila Love is a Hip Hop artist from the Bay Area, CA who went from a homeless teenager to a college graduate on a full scholarship from UC Berkeley.
Kaila Love’s Sporty Empowerment Anthem Reaches NBA2k21 & ESPN. Kaila Love is a Hip Hop artist from the Bay Area, CA who went from a homeless teenager to a college graduate on a full scholarship from UC Berkeley. She started becoming known around campus for hosting Hip Hop events, being the president of the Students for Hip Hop Club, and designing a unique Hip Hop curriculum to teach a class on Tupac, and even performing her original music at her graduation in front of 25,000 people! Since graduating from Cal, she’s gone on to earn an additional degree in Recording Arts. Finding out that there are less than 5% of women in audio engineering, she wanted to pave the way and show other women that if she can do it, so can they! You can see the way she lifts up other women in her community through her most recent work, “Half Time” – which is featured on ESPN and in the NBA2k21 video game soundtrack and official playlist. Perfect for Women’s History Month, this dynamic music video features women ranging from age 16 to 91. As an independent artist, Kaila Love is intentional with who is a part of […]
Quincy Valentine has worked with many different artists and warmed the hearts and minds of many through his art; he has released his first EP ‘Valentine’s Day’
Valentine’s Day is The first EP by musician, producer, songwriter, and Rapper, Quincy Valentine. This is the follow up to 3 singles the last of which “Daydreams” is included on the EP. The title is a play on words referencing his last name as well as the theme of the music being love and relationship related songs. The music presents nostalgia, with rap flows and lyricality reminiscent of the golden era of Hip Hop, as well as the warmth and soul of R&B. Some have referred to him as a modern LL Cool J. Regardless of the holiday, The EP presents a classic and timeless vibe that is perfect all year round. Previous to releasing music himself, Quincy has worked with many different artists and warmed the hearts and minds of many through his art. He’s progressed to play for various local artists, starting from playing keyboard in churches to more known names like Scarface and Mr. Complex. Quincy has also been a music director and keyboard player for recording artists and various shows associated with Carnegie Hall Presents, Theater for the New City, and Oberia D. Dempsey Theater. Follow Quincy here:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mr.qvalentine/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mr.qvalentineSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7HJT2BKzRFYpstM12bVxKIWebsite: http://qvalentinemusic.com/Youtube: https://youtube.com/quincyvalentineWhere To Buy Your […]