I’m not a fan of all the crap rap playing on the radio these days, I’m more of a old school hip-hop, MC, slow jams, and any R&B from the 90′s kind of guy! If you are a real MC these days, making a name for yourself..you’ll always have a spot here on Creative Recklessness.
I introduce JusThoughtZ. Young MC from Atlanta, GA. He carries that style of a true MC, he isn’t going to waste his time talking about YOLO or making it nasty. I came across this young MC through the twittersphere and I’m glad that I did, first thing I did was head over to this Soundcloud page and download his music to throw on my iPhone. I usually just throw on some Pandora or use Spotify, the only music I put on my phone is music I actually enjoy listening too on a regular basis. Read below to get up to speed on JusThoughtZ.
IN HIS OWN WORDS:
“JusThoughtZ has an ambition that smolders within. The Atlanta based emcee molded by New Jersey’s art scene has a rich musical lineage embodied in his name, James Sims IV. His eclectic musical background inspired three projects in A Memorable Experience (2006), 4th Quarter (2008), and Jots (2011). JusThoughtZ is now preparing for the commercial release of Break The Day, which promises to be a mosaic of sounds from golden age Hip Hop to jazz, rock, and progressive electro. With the power of his music and his pen, JusThoughtZ honestly unveils introspective compositions on pain and hope, and the land in between.
“A lot of the zeal for a better life came from my father who passed away a week before my 8th birthday.” A young JusThoughtZ was left with his father’s duffle bag full of tapes from Hip Hop’s pioneers. Albums from A Tribe Called Quest to Smif-N-Wessun became a portal to the roots of Hip Hop and ultimately his own. Between his father’s tapes and his grandmother’s 2,000 plus record collection of gospel and early R&B, the seeds of JusThoughtZ destiny was planted. His first steps was writing letters to heal the tension with his mother and the fatherless void that marked his childhood. After reciting poetry in a packed home studio full of varsity football players, JusThoughtZ faced a silent room full of glistening eyes. Norfolk producer MaddBeatz was at a lost for words, but he stumbled upon a memorable appellation: “He has an old soul. I’mma call you JusThoughtZ.” Just like that, a career was born.
Since then, JusThoughtZ has established himself as a spiritually conscious lyricist who captures the thoughts and feelings most try to conceal. He’s made noteworthy appearances such as his poignant “HELP US!!!” feature on Jerrell Johnson’s breakout mixtape Dream S.O.D.A. (2012). A natural observer as an emcee and photographer, JusThoughtZ sums up his mission for his forthcoming album Break The Day in one profound statement: “I want to be like Jesus, and be completely human, while fully acknowledging God’s presence within and without.”