An instrumental jazz hop album experience produced and arranged by J RAWLS. This album experience was mixed by J RAWLS & STORM9000. B JAZZ played beautiful keys all over this experience. My brother JARRARD HARRIS played the saxophone on the song #swing. My brother STORM9000 put the cherry on top when he MASTERED this experience.
The term jazz hop is a term my brother B Jazz and I used to toss around back in 2005-2006 when we were working on the Liquid Crystal Project. I define #jazzhop as BOOM BAP hip-hop with a JAZZY musical soundscape. Jazz hop lends itself to those hip-hop sensibilities with the hard hitting drums with that hip-hop swing and the deep groovy bass lines. Then it’s topped with lush strings, vibes, horns and all the influence of jazz music and stylings. This album experience is varying degrees of general emotions that I feel; from my #mood to my #feelings and even to #daydreaming about being in #brazil. This album experience was born out of requests from so many around the world that have asked me to release something reminiscent of the J RAWLS sound from the late 90’s and early 2000’s. People wanted to re-live those days and I felt the same way. Jazz hop feels like the hip-hop from those days. It feels good; it feels comfortable and quite frankly, for me, it’s the perfect music. It’s my first love. And, today, I share that love with you….