A native of Baltimore, JSOUL truly defines the meaning of being a singer, beat maker, 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. It’s with that momentum he steps into the full roll of Producer and draws from the experiences in love gained & lost, triumphs, and failures new and old. Creating a sound that is familiar to true school soul music lovers and real hip hop listeners.
He began writing and creating music at the age of 20 with musicians who served as pillars in the Baltimore music scene and 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 as well as DMV star Substantial.
In 2013 he released “Blue Midnight” 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 colour in the sonic form, so every production represents a different vibe and paints a different picture and I named the projects according to the colour I saw while making it” – JSouL
From 2015-2018 he signed and worked with well known underground hip hop label HIPNOTT RECORDS and released 3 successful albums.
“Purple Symphony” (2015) a Boom Bap Soul lovers dream. Featuring “Substantial, Greenspan, Mike Evenn, Eze Jackson, & 9th Wonder crew Dj Sean Armstrong.
“JSOUL REMIXED IT” (2016) A remixed album which included remixes of D’angelo, Mary J Blige, Aaliyah, Erykah Badu, Ghostface Killah, Nas, Jay-z, MF Doom, Kanye West and more!!
“Blame It On The Music” (2016) A collaboration ep with Hip Hop legend Wordsworth of the EMC crew, who’s worked with the likes of Blackstar, A.T.C.Q. Masta Ace & More. The album was critically acclaimed garnishing praise from Chuck D & Being Featured by Dj Premiere. The song “Satellite” charted the college hip hop charts at #1 for several weeks.
“For The Summer” (2018) Was a soulful summer beat tape laced with colourful warm samples and driven by boom bap production. It was also met with high critical acclaim.
Fall 2019, saw the release of his new Afro Electric Soul album called “The Neutronic Suite” and features heavyweights Eric Roberson, Sy Smith, Uyama Hiroto, Substantial, Deborah Bond & Theljon Allen.
"Element of Light" feat Deborah Bond …Enjoy the visuals and take a ride. Neutronic Suite available everywhere!!
Posted by Jammal Smith on Sunday, April 5, 2020
“Element of Light” feat Deborah Bond from The Neutronic Suite