January 30th, 2015
[GWI FEATURE] J West (Feat. Ray J & Jazze Pha) – She's Bad
Blessed with such an incredible talent, J. West has set out to raise the bar for vocalists in this digital influenced music realm. The fourth and youngest son of two incredible vocalists, he took singing very seriously since the age of three. By five, J. West was the lead singer of a group consisting of him and two of his older brothers. They would sing songs in three part harmony for many local events and churches throughout California. By the age of seven he and his brothers were well known locally and it was routine for strangers to request the brothers to perform their rendition of “I’ll be there” by the Jackson 5, amongst other songs wherever they went, even if it were just to the corner store. It was also at this point where J. West realized he had an exceptional way with words and began to write songs. These songs would leave everyone around him amazed, wondering how a seven year old could feel so deeply. Over the next several years he began singing as a background vocalist for many established and remarkable artists. He also sang on many movie soundtracks, live shows, television shows and numerous recording sessions. Some of the artists he was honored to work with include Paul McCartney, Andre Crouch, Chaka Khan, Jamie Foxx, and Mary J Blige. Then J. West signed his first recording contract with “All God’s Children”, a children’s choir put together by Maxie Anderson for Debbie Allen and Lou Adler. With this contemporary gospel choir, he was able to tour the US, singing for such people as President Bill Clinton and Barbara Streisand. After three years with the Choir, it dismembered and J. West went on to join a group of three male singers called JDL which eventually got signed to a major record label. JDL was a group who went on tour to be the opening act for KC and JoJo, Jon B, Dave Hollister and Case. After a year with the group, J. West chose to become a solo artist.
Now with Fifth Amendment Entertainment, it is very clear that J. West is off to an amazing start as a solo artist. This choice enabled him to land placement with the recording artist “The Game” on a song titled, “Angel” featuring Common, produced by Kanye West. J. West also completed his own mixed tape with DJ Kay Slay, where Devin the dude, Ray J, and Game are featured. He is currently in the studio working on his long awaited solo album as well as collaborating with other main-stream artists. He has songs featuring Twista, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, and Jim Jones. J. West is also currently working with hit making producers such as, Jazzy Pha, Scott Storch, Detail, EP, and Play n Skillz. Everyone who’s heard the voice of J. West, from his lil ole Grandmother to Mary J Blige, has been moved and touched by the undeniable conviction in his voice. There is no question that J. West has a voice in which the entire world needs to experience!