I know we shouldn't have done it but we did....don't worry..Lights, Camera, Jackson is ready...but in anticipation of me steppin into the lights and in front of the cameras....I developed a bit of stage fright...Artistix tried to help me with this situation with various motivational pep talks and such. So here we stand with the STAGE FRIGHT MIXTAPE. So warm up the lights, prep the cameras and....
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
For those that attended, you may've noticed quite a bit of swag™ radiated from the stage. Assisted by my frat Nick, my homie Abdul, and my patna Alex, we ruled a stage for about 20 minutes. Afterwhich we were joined by Chance Fisher himself to perform Naughty. None of it would've been possible had Artistx not held it down on the 1's and 2's. Take a view and let me know your thoughts. Special thanks to Imani for capturing the video. Thanks for all those who came out...and didn't but wanted to.
Lights, Camera, Jackson
Work It Out (Produced by Artistix)
When I Ruled the World, Naughty
Thursday, August 13, 2009
This Summer I have been in touch with a good amount of producers and "beat makers". Gratefully, I have been given a good amount of instrumentals to play around with. Kenan Goggins from True2Life music (http://www.true2lifemusic.net/) blessed me with a few of his exclusives and I have had the pleasure of doing what I does when I do what I do....
Script Writing (Produced by Concise)
Script Writing (Produced by Concise)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I listen to a lot of music besides hip hop. I'm into a few bands spanning different genres such as Coldplay, Daft Punk, and Pink Floyd (just to name a few). A few weeks ago I was introduced to this daft punk song by my good friend Brian, entitled 'something about us'. The stream is below, featuring me of course.
Something About Us Remix
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This is footage from a small talent show in Long Island. I have been itching to hop on some type of a stage all Summer and finally got the chance. Shoutz to Starcoma and John Fitch for the 2 masterpieces I rapped to. The sound system wasn't allllllat but the mics were great....almost considered taking one. Anyway the (video) sounds pretty good so take a look/listen and enjoy me enjoying myself.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Okay I know this may come across as a bit conceded or whateva but so does a blog so what the hell right? Anyway when I'm alone in my room sometimes I stare at the wall and in the back of my mind I hear my concious call...tellin me to write some more. BUT in the event when I am feelin uninspired I can usually refer to something someone has said to me that boosted my spirits, forcing me to reach for the pen again. so of course I am keeping it anonymous...In the back of my mind I know I shouldn do this because after this post I probably will not receive another single word...no..another single letter of encouragement ever again...but like I said...what the hell right?
Now these quotes are from a variety of sites and sources, none fragilant of course...just gotta trust I.
"Man Tic tic is off the FkN chaing...they should be playin that shit on the Radio 4real...but yea man there's a lot of whack music pages on Myspace n urs aint one of em man.. keep makin good music"
"whats up bra i spit alot to i got my own studio an shit but u got some hot ass songs u know alot a people in the game aint talented so imma give yours props"
"this is good. Song #1 is my favorite from the tape."
"one the the hottest underground mixtapes i've heard. damn. I like the variety of styles in the cd."
"I fucks wit it"
"dam! lovin yo slappers!"
"This that shit...We need more dudes like this bringin it back to the basics."
"Fav Song...Basic Life!"
"your wit and punchlines are on point papa...thats by far the strongest part of your game...the shit is smart and you can always catch some little hot line for the first time the 10th time you hear asong...thats a characteristic of some jay shit or weezy
also i understand what yur point is in yuor raps...im never like "wat the fuck is that supposed ot mean" that kind of builds on the punch line thing....your communication of ideas is straight...if your talking about how many bitches you bag, i get it. if your talking about how sik your flow is, i get it. etc.
your always on beat, your right there bar after bar. your crisp with it.
also the swag aka confidence is there in your sound. i dunno if thats a characteristic that an mc can even work on, but i think the fact that your "an old head" established at cornell prob helps witht hat "my big dick is hanging, and what?!" swag. Thats important dude and i percieve that in the raps.
KEEP GOIN IN JOE!"
"so i know this might be random, but i heard ur mixtape n im a fan!"
"Nah i like retro a lot. . . i enjoy tracks that have someone spittin over an unexpected beat (rap like phillys ova weed huh?). I also like work it out a lot, it is quoted on my gchat status, LoL."
"i thought thats what people judge GOOD music on. . .lyrics n flow.
the hook. 'im not tryin to play u im jus tryin to play a little/have a little fun, a laugh, a giggle'"
"i was listening to your jawnts its nice to hear someone talking about things other then shawtys and swags and other material mumbo jumbo -- all with a nice flow may i add..."
"Whats good with you man? U spittin some shit man I like it.."
"just saw da tic tic vid, it was tough"
"never told you but your sound is dope. you're on myspace add me, we can talk music sometime."
"but yo wheres ure mixtape at, been hearing good things"
"thats wussup, good to see a musician actually deliverin sum music"
"HEY JOE THAT VERSE WAS HELLA FLY. GOT ME THNKN BACK AND SMILIN ^_^."
"is there any way you could send me an mp3 of that one song thats u rapping on top of a beat made by that guy maleek (sp?) and u sed smthn about "soft like marshmellow in between"???"
"I listened to some of your mix tape...I like what you are saying...keep it up!:)"
"PUT UP THE NEW (REMIX) SHIT!!!!!!"
"Yea man 4sure.. Out of all those (and i went through em pretty quick but) i Liked Jackson Esq, Work It Out, Heardem Say, Fallin In Like was siK, and When I ruled the Worlds was crazy how u threw n ur rhymes Like that on that track...but yo u kinda remind me of Like somewhat Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, n Mos Def, its crazy..keep makin music though 4real man"
THANK YOU......album comin soon
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Whats goin on
I have been getting some good feedback on my "Jackson Esq Mixtape" I put out a couple months ago. As you may or may not know, since then Artistix and I have been working on a lil project that will soon reach completion. BUT in anticipation for that...I recorded a lil psuedo song on video while at a hotel in Vegas a while back...mostly because i realize thats sometimes more entertaining then just listening...the song i spit, i also recorded to another beat, which is available on my myspace.
so please enjoy "Tic Tic
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I have a non-mainstream artist to share with you...most true hip-hop listeners already know of this dude but nonetheless I will continue with this post. Wiz Khalifa released his "Flight School" mixtape not too long ago and its CRAZY. I mean this dude is alright....he isn't the most lyrically profound but dude is definitely up there when it comes to creativity in song making. His hooks are fire, content stimulating, and delivery dynamic. Flight School has begun.....yall know the routine...LINK: Click Here to Download
Sunday, May 31, 2009
I have been getting a lot of messages from people having problems downloading my Jackson Esq Mixtape from datpiff.com. The main reason being they do not hold a free account with datpiff. So to make it a bit easier I am posting a free link right here, courtesy of sloppy joe. Just go to the link provided......LINK: Click here to Download
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Hello and welcome to my blog. This is the page where you can follow all of my progress, whether it be musically or....well just musically. I originally didn't want to create one but my man Artistix convinced me so here I am. I am very convincing..especially when I am listened to...so If you listen to my music it will convince you how sick I am....thats if you listen....
I started playing with words at the tender age of 13 so I pretty much know what I am doing, whether it be on the pad or the mic. Exposure is the next step.....
Make sure you check out http://soartistix.blogspot.com