Archive for February, 2011

Goin’ in.

February 27, 2011

As previously mentioned,  I have officially begun to work on a new English album set to be released sometime later this year. Also as previously mentioned, this will be my first official English album release in five years since my previous one in 2006.

Excited anyone?

How should I describe what the album is shaping out to sound like so far? If I had to do so with one word, it’d be this: monumental.

I may be jumping the gun I suppose, since I’m  technically only two days into recording. Then again, maybe I’m not jumping the gun because the first two days have simply been nothing short of phenomenal.

Here’s some visuals courtesy of my mac photobooth..

Me tracking some vocals and Tony capturing the entire (and I literally mean entire) studio experience on HD.

The man behind the boards. Producer and recording engineer extraordinaire Devcon.

This guy stopped by so I figured we’d do a few joints. Yes, one for the ladies.

Here’s something I thought was fascinating. 2011 actually marks the 10 year anniversary of me being on  BET and signing with Ruff Ryders, which also is how long I’ve been doing this music thing as a profession. Yet, as I’ve been in the studio these past two days I can’t help but feel like I just got signed and this is my first album ever.

I’m confident enough to say that this is my best work yet. For certain I believe (or at least hope) that it will be the most impactful.

I’ll let you be the judge.

Today was a good day.

February 26, 2011

Had to capture it just for the memory.

Looking back.

February 26, 2011

Seems like only 2 weeks ago.. Then again. It was only 2 weeks ago.

Moving forward.

Welcome back doc.

February 26, 2011

Epic video.

*Contains explicit lyrics.

Creatively, very inspirational as I’m about to embark on the journey that is creating my next English album.

Up.

February 23, 2011

Fairytale land was fun and memorable..

New chapter. New focus. What next?

New English album? It’s time.

Here we go..

More than a green goblin.

February 21, 2011

Caught this on my last HK to NY flight.

J.F. did his thing in this.

Even if this wasn’t based on a true story, it’s pretty fascinating. The fact that it is makes it truly inspiring.

Yummy.

February 21, 2011

Not that I need any more gadgets, but a boy can dream can’t he?

“..it’s 2011, drop that religious superstitious bs.”

February 19, 2011

That was what it said in one of the comments I came across in one of my previous entries. Wasn’t offended or anything but definitely felt compelled to write back to the author. Thought I’d share it with you all.

Greetings,

I hope this reaches you well. I was checking up on comments on my blog and come across yours so I thought I’d reach out as well. What is worth pointing out is your reference to the “religious superstitious” aspect. I don’t know how much you’ve actually been following my spiritual growth or walk with God in the last 3 years or so. I’ve been pretty open in sharing via my music and various youtube video blogs what my walk has been like. Of course, I’m not gonna assume that everyone’s seen them, you included. Anyhow, the point I want to make is that, the more I learn about God, myself and Christianity as a faith, the more I actually believe that it is not about “being religious” or superstition for that matter.

Truthfully, it’s not something that can be summed up in one sentence or one email for that matter.

You’re right, it is 2011. I don’t know your age but I’m almost 30. Be it the highest of highs or lowest of lows, I’ve experienced it all.

God has been patient, loving, graceful and so much more all along. Foolish me, not cherishing these gifts all these years.

Many believe (including myself) that one of God’s greatest gifts to man is freewill. I respect your views and opinions enough to not impose any of my own on you. With that said, I genuinely wish you all the best in any direction you take!

God bless,

J

Happily ever after.

February 19, 2011

You might have spotted this on the fb as well.

Definitely felt like a page out of a fairytale.

Cross my heart.

February 10, 2011

An early <3alentine’s Day gift from the Mrs.


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