Creative Minds Series with Visionary J French
Visionary J French’s healing through music ascension path will blow you away…
J French’s first album without profanity, Good Karma is the result of deep introspection and therapy. “I didn’t write one word on this album”, says French. “I freestyled everything. I also had a therapist the whole time to make sure my heart and mind were in the right place.”
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Dallas Rap star J French Returns With New Album ‘Good Karma’
On the heels of presenting Tiffany Haddish the “Inspiration To Youth Award” for the 42nd Young Artist Academy Awards, Dallas rap star J French returns with his new album Good Karma. Featuring the single “Narcissist“, the Amazon #1 best seller and top #10 iTunes chart album, Good Karma serves as the rapper’s fourth full-length album, following 2020’s JAGG. As his first album without profanity, Good Karma is the result of deep introspection and therapy. “I didn’t write one word on this album”, says French. “I freestyled everything. I also had a therapist the whole time to make sure my heart and mind were in the right place.”
“This album comes from a dark place. The pandemic and the state of the music industry that prioritizes money over talent and great art left me feeling dejected, slept on and overlooked. I wanted to quit, but I was also inspired by how my music seemed to touch people. That mixed bag was so fueling that I ignored everything around me and got to work. ‘Good Karma’ was made to inspire the creative side of everyone in spite of the allure of clout and capitalism. This album tells the story of an artist who gives themself to the world through their art. As a result of their benevolence, they’re blessed and get back what they gave. Thus, the creative process, for me, is about what you give more than what you get from it. I hope people hear this album and believe in themselves more; understand that they too can get out of a dark place by focusing on giving rather than receiving.” – J French
Stream/purchase Good Karma here.
MORE ABOUT J FRENCH:
Jaguar French (or J French for short) is a renowned rapper, multi-instrument alist, producer, fashion designer, mental health advocate and public speaker from Oklahoma City. The son of four-time Grammy-winning percussionist and vocalist Brother Num, French received formal percussion training from his father early on. He eventually went on to master the cornet, piano, xylophone, violin, and cello by middle school. French’s first rap was written to Devin The Dude‘s “Don’t Wait” at age 12. As he wrote more rhymes and performed them aloud, French quickly discovered that rap was the perfect remedy for his severe speech impediment (a stuttering problem that prevented French from speaking in public between the age of 7 and 10).
Now, with over 50 million streams, French has successfully garnered a strong regional following that spans Texas, Oklahoma, and LA. Currently based in Dallas, Texas, French has worked with Grammy Award-winning producer Jah Born (of Erykah Badu‘s official band RC & The Gritz), Yella Beezy, and more.