A native of Baltimore, JSOUL truly defines the meaning of being a singer, writer and producer. As a triple threat his sound captures the very essence of soul and hip hop 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. His albums are a culmination of his last 13 years in this industry as an indie soul artist. Its with that momentum he steps into the full roll of producer and draws from his experiences in love, gained and lost; triumphs and failures, old and new. Creating a sound that is familiar to true school soul music lovers and real hip hop listeners.
JSOUL began writing and creating music at the age of 20 with musicians who served as pillars in the Baltimore music scene; crafting what would be his signature sound. Performing live would serve as the foundation for his musical journey. In 2008 he signed with Blackout Studios and released his label debut “Love Soldier” followed by the 2010 release of “Black Sinatra” which he fully produced and featured indie soul juggernauts and Grammy nominated artists Eric Roberson, Natalie Stewart (Floetry), W. Ellington Felton, Carol Riddick, Julie Dexter, and DMV star Substantial. His latest release “Blue Midnight” was yet another sonically pleasing self produced soul/hip hop album that received great acclaim reaching the #3 spot on the Top 40 Soul Charts for its single “Beautiful Nights” and featuring artists Deborah Bond, Philly MC Hezekiah, Cali native Joy Jones, and Dmo Soul.
In 2013 he released his first instrumental project, “Blue Symphony,” as a part of a hip hop based production series. “Being a visual artist as well, I believe that sound is just color in the sonic form. So every production represents a different vibe and paints a different picture and I named the projects according to the color I saw while making it” – JSOUL
Currently JSOUL recently released his self produced album the, “Purple Symphony,” which includes features from label mate Substantial, up & coming Baltimore MC’s GreenSpan, Eze Jackson, Mathematics and Zulu Nation/9th Wonder true school DJ Sean Armstrong. Boom bap sprinkled with soul & jazz is what it contains; head nod is what to expect. The future’s looking bright for this Soul Star from Baltimore.