MindScApe Presents: Summer in the City
J Rag, Nino Breeze
3801 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM
This event is 21 and over
Songwriter, producer, vocalist, and instrumentalist Jon B. brought a distinctive focus on smooth melodies to contemporary R&B. Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and raised in Pasadena, California, Jon B. (short for Jonathan Buck) was the son of a professor of music and a concert pianist. Influenced by music found in his grandparents' record store, he began combining the spirit of '70s soul with hip-hop-inspired productions on his 1995 debut album, Bonafide. It peaked on Billboard's R&B Albums chart at number 24, led by the Top Ten R&B single 'Someone to Love,' a duet with prime influence Babyface, and went gold. His second album, 1997's Cool Relax, continued the emphasis on hip-hop soul and featured two of his biggest singles in 'They Don't Know' and the 2Pac-assisted 'Are U Still Down.' As a result, the set sold over a million copies, thus earning it platinum certification. During the following decade, Jon B. released three more albums -- Pleasures U Like (2001), Stronger Everyday (2004), and Helpless Romantic (2008). In 2012, the singer returned with Comfortable Swagg.
Also an accomplished songwriter for other artists, he penned material for the likes of Maxi Priest, For Real, After 7, Spice Girls, Az Yet, and Toni Braxton.
J Rag. HipHop & R&B Recording Artist from South Philly. Not just an Artist & Performer. J Rag also is Executive Producer, Arranger, Writer, and Entertainer. J Rag is Entertainment. A Creator. Creative. Evasive and Innovative. With an Original and Unique Sound. Original Style. J Rag has a Lyrical Prowess that Shines when each verses Delivery comes accross. He has a smooth, sexy flow, that compliments the choices of music and Instrumentals for each song created. J Rag has a Swagger that is calm, collective, classy, but demanding. He has a way of weaving vivid imagrey through his Soulful and rhythmic delivery. Each song is complete and has substance, a concept, depth, and a quality that is classic. Word-Play, one-liners, a great lyricist and writer. J Rag, HipHop's version of Frank Sinatra. The right combination of Classic Style, Old-Skool Flavor, and his unique and original personality that is the compound that gives J Rag that Swag that only he has. The "In This Life" Project, the Album and DvD are much anticipated. With Production from 2 of the most talented in the game, Lf Daze & Epic Record's 'Tu Phace' aka Mike Taylor. Every song is mastered and created in a major way.
MindScApe Entertainment(R). and The Executive Producer 'J Rag' also is one of the Artists on the Independent Label and Entertainment Company. J Rag also has After Dark Studio's in Philadelphia, PA. J Rag is Managed internal as well as with the Company, Change Entertainment; Which is based out of the Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Los Angelas, & Las Vegas areas. He is currently working on the studio project entitled "In This Life" while doing shows throughout the Philadelphia area and other states around the country. Preparing for its long awaited release....You can look forward to songs such as "Woofa's", "Let's get It", "Where U At?", "Time is Money f/Nino Breeze" , and the song that was played as the single all over Philly and jersey Radio, "The Day After Forever" wich features the falsetto vocals of B Moore on the track as well. The song was first aired on Q102. Philly's Top 20 Radio.
The album has production from Tu Phace of The Subliminal Orphans aka Mike Taylor the Epic Records Artist, as well as Lf Daze who has produced songs and worked with the artists such as Cassidy, lil kim,B real,Young Chris,Major Figgas, Philly's Most, The Roots, Quest Love, Tu Phace aka Mike Taylor, CK, The Subliminal Orphanz, as well as Cypress Hill, The Tangled Thoughts, Supreme Da' Regulata', The Disco Biscuits, F.Fernandez, The Keen One, Reg Riddem, CK, The PA System, The Jr. Mafia, Peedi Crackk, as well as so many other Main Stream and UnderGround Artists of all Genres.
The Hybrid- Nino Breeze, Jersey native, now residing in Philly, who has tremendous depth and range. Able to rap and sing, he has been referred to as "The Hybrid" by many who've had the good fortune of hearing his music. He has shared the stage with artists such as Destiny’s Child, Carl Thomas, Dru Hill, Jagged Edge, Fat Joe, Beenie Man, and Jamaica. Over the past year, Nino has performed with some of R&B’s brightest stars. He’s opened for Joe, Avant, Robin Thicke, and the legendary Al B. Sure. He’s headlined shows, in the Mid-Atlantic region, and lent his talents to several charitable causes such as Juvenile Diabetes, Leukemia, American Red Cross, Variety Club, and Volunteers of America. Whether he's sweating it out in the club, or spending time with that special lady, Nino seems right at home. He addresses his own insecurities about his past, and the damage it's caused his future, with such honesty and transparency. He truly views music as a vehicle to minister to people in their times of need, and utilizes it as his own therapeutic remedy. Nino has said," True wealth can only be attained by investing in people. As we help others grow we grow. As we help others succeed we succeed." He's gone through it all, in his life, and knows that the struggle isn't over. "Everyday is a struggle.
The key is learning from mistakes, and being able to live with regrets. We'll never be perfect, but we can one day be proud of ourselves for truly trying to be the best we can be. Remember 'a diamond is a piece of coal that made good under pressure'. You can either crumble or get stronger. I choose the latter." Nino continuously inspires us to be the best us we can be, and gives us a bird’s eye view of his daily struggle to find FATHER, MOTIVATOR, HUMAN, NINO. Nothing more. Nothing less. Nino Breeze.
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