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JtheSarge wears many hats! He has become a Producer, Dj, M.C., and Mixing Engineer while establishing himself in beautiful Northern California. J's energy and passion goes into Hip Hop, Rock, Electronic and Reggae music! Co-running the label M9 Entertainment with his fellow Magic Heart Genie and Freestyle innovator - Myka 9- J has been able to explore these genres further!
Originally from San Jose, Ca., Sarge has studied bass guitar for over a decade and has been touring as a Bassist and M.C. all over the U.S.A. and Europe. Sarge is constantly recording and producing tracks for the likes of Winstrong, Ishi Dube, Medusa, and more at his studio in Northern California. He has worked with a variety of artists such as Sadat X, AceyAlone, Mike Marshall, Shinehead, Ras Attitude, KRS-1, and many more. J has also been blessed to open up for a variety of Hip Hop acts including Mos Def, Big Boi, Guru, Brand Nubian and Blackalicious.
Currently, J is finishing up his vocal parts for the third Magic Heart Genies (Myka9, JtheSarge, & Dj Drez) album as well as his project with San Jose veteran Jesse Medina- "Smith and Medina Project". Sarge also has just produced and released his 1st "riddim driven" compilation on his own imprint One Wise Studios titled the "Refresh Riddim" featuring artists from USA and Jamaica.
Last but not least, J is also well-known around his county as a top Dj for the local One Wise Sound- winner two years in a row at S.F. Club Dread annual sound clash. One Wise has been selecting Reggae & Dancehall music since 2001. Sarge has been playing Roots Reggae and Dancehall for over 15 years and has backed many artist from around the West Coast to Jamaica and the Virgin Islands.
The unique area of Humboldt County dubbed J "The Sarge" because of the military like rehearsals and attention to detail he implements in any musical situation. This discipline and respect for the craft is most apparent when listening to anything Sarge has touched and especially in his live performances.
Sky's the limit for a focused JtheSarge. Stay tuned!