Young rapper, Jacques Johnson (pronounced JHOCK JOHNSON) of Atlanta, Georgia seems to be a very complex and some may even say, artistic young man. He is a rap artist with a French name who plays the viola. He has been on concerts with DMX, Tech N9ne, Mindless Behavior and more. But here is the kicker, his new album is coming out 5/5/15 and is titled “NEW JERUSALEM”.
Is Jacques Johnson comparing himself to the Messiah, a prophet, or he is trying to imply he’s starting a new era? Even the album cover is interesting. It shows him in all white draped in expensive gold chains, rings and bracelets while his hands are in a praying clasp. Will he be in concert trying to walk on water? Will he be another Kanye West with a very strange artistic view of who he is? Maybe he is certain of who he is and wants everyone to know. His style is versatile but his lyrical dialog is complex and you can hear the level of intelligence with each pronunciation.
In person he is a man of few words. In interviews there is an obvious intellect, but on stage he gives a powerful performance. He may be the first and only rapper to have dropped 30 album titles of other artists in one verse. Yes, you heard correctly. In his New Jerusalem song, he names 30 album titles for artists like, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Kanye, Tupac, Drake, Common, Future, and Nas just to name a few. Every song on the album is written by Jacques Johnson and his single “Bout It” is on some new school Drake vibe. Everyone is anxiously waiting to see what this album is about. The album New Jerusalem will be available for downloads on 5/5/15. However, Jacques Johnson’s team at GameTite states he has so many opportunities and they are so sure of his success, that they are only releasing 555 special edition hard copies with a gold plaque across the globe at $100 each. Pre‐sales for this collection starts 4/5/15 at www.jacquesjohnson.com. These collectors’ editions are a small investment for 555 lucky followers that will yield a high return. This dude is really doing it.
Beware of the youngest in charge, Jacques Johnson. He may make some older artists step their game up. He plans to be around for a while.
BOUT IT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwRGe_37nFE