Before founding/developing Undadog Family (UdF) , out in Bridgeport, CT in the 90’s, I ran with a few crews as a dancer ( Shit, my skills were tight, that’s how I got my Wife!). One crew I ran with was Rally Round The Flag Productions. A crew of MC’s, Security, and a DJ.The were a well-known clique of pretty boys and grimy cats. It was great!
The DJ is today’s interview.A little back story on my “mans” and ’em….
” As a young child growing up in his native country of West Africa, Liberia, J. Wils aka LaSmouve, born Johantz Wilson, dreamed of being a DJ, Engineer and a Music Producer.
He started on the road to his American dream when he traveled at the age of twelve to pursue his education and became influenced by the hip hop culture. He had a love of music in his heart. While in the U.S. his late father, Charles H. Wilson sent him $1,000.00 for support. Johantz used all of the money to buy his first pair of techniques 1200 DJ turntables and that was the beginning of his American Dream!
Known as a super producer J. Wils, aka, Johantz “LaSmouve” Wilson, of Fat Joe and Terror Squad fame, produced, wrote, arranged and performed the record with it being mastered by veteran producer, Edwin Ramos Jr., whose credits include artists like Mary J. Blige, soundtracks for motion pictures such as Ali starring Will smith, and even daytime TV. With this type of star power, J. Wils’ “American Dream” is one hot record you should add to your playlist; one among many music hits in the album.
“American Dream” is one of many new records from J. Wils’ new album “The Muzik Iz In Me”, slated for release in summer 2013. The track has a melodic hip-hop feel to it, a hook that grabs you and remains with you as you go through your day. It is so catchy that it is already playing on Hot 93.7 FM radio station by DJ BILLY BUSCH , and soon to be added to other top hip-hop radio stations, rap music playlists, and other music channels. With this latest release, J. Wils sets himself apart from the competition. His musical style is different from Kanye West, Wiz khalifa, Chris Brown, Drake, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and others with his mix of rap, R&B, and hip-hop his music is not restricted to any particular style.
Asked about where is he expecting the single and the album to lead, J. Wils responded: “I expect to see The Muzik Iz In Me or American Dream in the Radio Top 100 playlist, top music downloads, top music mixtapes, top hip-hop songs, top music review sites and top music video sharing sites. Right now American Dream is on YouTube, share this hot new music on Facebook and Twitter!”
Now he wants to give back by offering $1,000.00 to one lucky person to start their American Dream by letting him know what they will do with $1,000.00 to start their American dream! You can be that lucky person by purchasing his brand new album titled “TheMuzik Iz In Me“on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other digital media.”
UDHH: How long you been rappin’?
J Wils: 1 year and a half seriously!
UDHH: How long you been DJing/ Producing?
J Wils: 25 years or more
UDHH: I’ve known you for over 10 years and you’ve gone through a number of changes. Why go from DJ to Rapper?
J Wils: It’s a chance to get your talent across verbally
UDHH: Name some of your past projects.
UDHH: What are you working on now?
J Wils: MY NEW ALBUM: THE MUZIK IZ IN ME NEW SINGLE AMERICAN DREAM NOW ON ITUNES, AMAZON, SPOTIFY, GOOGLE PLAY
UDHH: Who are your top five favorite MCs?
J Wils: RAKIM, NAZ, JAY-Z, KRS-1, JADAKISS
UDHH: Who do you rep?
J Wils: J WILS, CT
UDHH: What do you rep?
J Wils: LASMOUVE RECORDS
UDHH: What do you like about MCing?
J Wils: EXPRESSING MY INNER FEELINGS TO THE WORLD AND SEE THE REACTION
UDHH: What do you dislike about MCing?
J Wils: TOO MANY MC’S BUT I LIKE THE CHALLENGE
UDHH: We’ve noticed you doing major things with the community. What are you working with, now?
J Wils: I WROTE AND PRODUCE A SONG FOR LEAD PREVENTION FOR THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT/ MY NEW VIDEO FOR MY AMERICAN DREAM SINGLE/ RADIO INTERVIEWING AND TOURING
UDHH: Most artists in Hip Hop go through several name changes. How about you? What are some of your past names in this game?
J Wils: I WENT FROM DJ LASMOOTH TO LASMOUVE TO J WILS
UDHH: Any shout outs?
J Wils: INKY MAN, MIKE MARSHALL, ALL CT ARTIST..ALL MY SUPPORTERS, FOLLOWERS AND MY LABEL TEAM
UDHH : Any mentors?
J Wils: GOD!!
Happy(Belated) Birthday, Big Daddy Kane!!
So my man DShabba posted up in Facebook a picture of Big Daddy Kane, yesterday, and said, ” Happy Birthday à Big Daddy Kane…légende !!”..I don’t think I need to translate that..do I?
That brother is 45!
Growing up in this Hip Hop shit, I’d always thought WE would never grow old…Well, at least we don’t look it!
Hip Hop News: Did you see this?
..and did you hear THIS? Oooweee!!
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Hip Hop Production:
I can’t remember how I found this cat..but Damn! I like how Orion put the lyrics in at an off time.It made the rhyme seem different..Great stuff.
I Favorited a lot of Orion’s Music. Felt I should give him some love!
I have NO WORDS for this…
Sneaker Review with Dolla DP :
#2nd Childhood Shaq Attack
A lesson for beginners…Enjoy!
- Friday Nite Spotlite Ft. J. Wils (hot937.cbslocal.com)
- Happy Burfday! Big Daddy Kane (waitwaitwhut.com)