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J-Hen's current ambition is like every other music artist and that’s to have a successful music career. Today, the music industry is saturated with so many talented individuals that J-Hen knows he has to bring his “A” game if he wants to stand out in the crowd. He believes that consistency, a good work ethic and his faith are what drives his motivation to succeed. With more than three years in the making, J-Hen released his freshman album that he believes will put the music entertainment world on alert. With the clubs and night scenes constantly looking for the next big hit to keep their patrons on the dance floor, J-Hen stepped out on faith and decided to encompass several genres in one album. His album, Envision, includes music for the young, old, new school, and old school listeners. His songs are from a collection that he comprised of smooth R&B, HipHop and Pop. J-Hen creates his music from his heart about what he feels and from experiences he has gained from those feelings. He has developed his own style that is very different with gripping vocals and shredding lyrics that are the heart and soul of his debut album, Envision. J-Hen says his songs are sensual, sensitive and savvy and have a whole lot of soul. There is something on this album for everyone. Since the release of his freshman album, Envision, J-Hen has been consistently working on new projects and performing at local gigs in and around his city.
J-Hen says having a strong faith in God, integrity, and a willingness to not accept defeat is what helps him and his management team, HipStars Entertainment, stay in the game and keep striving for success. His first major project was the work of several Dallas Producers, Jason Alexander Martin, Walter Johnson Jr. and Demetrius Smith as well as a Shreveport, Louisiana Platinum Producer, Ron "Slack" Jefferson, who was a former drummer for the R&B Houston group H-Town.
J-Hen was born in Shreveport, Louisiana (born James Edwards Henry Jr.), but was raised as a Texan. He currently lives in Garland, TX a suburban area of Dallas, Texas, where he grew up listening to such idols as Michael Jackson, Timbaland, Luther Vandross, Silk, The Neptunes, Scott Storch, and Bobby Valentino to name a few. His current music listening consists of the likes of Usher, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and of course his favorite female artist, Cassie.
J-Hen started rapping with middle school friends at the age of 12. They would stay up late into the night perfecting their craft and putting beats together. J-Hen taught himself how to write his own songs and in less than a few months had formed a rap group with long-time friend Brandon Heath, A.K.A. Heazy. With Heazy he learned how to rap and then fused the concept of rapping with singing and thus began to write, produce and record music!
While still in high school the duo released their first LP, "Livin' Durrty", which included tracks of J-Hen singing. He liked the success of their first album which was mainly distributed among friends and family, and decided to switch over to R&B. However, while focusing on the second LP the group parted ways. Thus, J-Hen's R&B saga began! For the past few years J-Hen has been consistently writing music and co-producing as well. He is always working on new material. He's been approached to sign a few deals but nothing solid has panned out. As for now, he will continue as an independent artist under his own label, which is run by his parents/momager, under the name HipStars Entertainment.
J-Hen's music showcases pure talent of a young man that is showing the world that he is on his way and proving that if given the chance, he can be the next hit music sensation. Keep looking for bigger things to come from J-Hen.