Coming from the hills of Northern California, J Ras has been turning heads and opening minds across the nation with his uplifting music and high energy stage show. Seamlessly blending modern roots reggae with hip hop and dancehall, J Ras is set to release his second solo album “Find My Way” this fall, after successfully touring across the U.S. on Vans Warped Tour this past summer. With multiple nation wide tours under his belt and collaborations with world renowned artists like Scarub of Living Legends and international reggae artist Prezident Brown, J Ras is ready to take the world by storm with the support of his fans, new album, and upcoming tours. It is important for J Ras as a family man to pass on a positive message through his music and live performances.
After a busy year of touring across the country in 2013, J Ras went back in the studio to finish his second album, appropriately titled "Find My Way". The album is a journey through modern roots reggae, conscious hip hop, and high energy dancehall complimented by J Ras’ diverse vocal abilities and inspiring lyrics. Each track flows effortlessly into the next, easily capturing how much the artist has progressed since the release of his last full length album in 2011. Solid features from renowned hip hop emcee Scarub of Living Legends, Jamaican reggae artist Prezident Brown, Jahworks the Revolutionary from Hawaii, Mendo Dope, and more round out the album. Lady Grace adds sultry female vocals on the tracks Guess What and Long Time Coming. Even J Ras' kids, twelve year old Lil Chase and five year old Baby Grace are featured on the song Way Back, along with Scarub. J Ras and guests combine relatable lyrics with danceable grooves and infectious melodies, to make every song stand out in its own way.
Standout songs include the title track Find My Way, which tells the story of J Ras' life as a musician always on and off the road, over a smooth flute laced reggae groove. Join the Party is an upbeat party anthem sure to have you singing along by the end of the song. The inspirational lyrics and acoustic guitar on It's Time build up to the perfect ending that also features a childrens choir. The track Way Back pays homage to J Ras' hip hop roots with an old school, feel good sound. The overall attention to detail and production on this album help it to stand out in this digital music era that often lacks originality. J Ras has perfected his sound with "Find My Way" and will be supporting the album with regional tour dates in 2014 and a national tour in early 2015. For more information or to view the official music video for Find My Way visit the newly renovated website and stay blessed!
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