By Nick Christophers
Boston Music Coalition
J. Fontaine is a rare breed in today’s music world as he adapts to the new but applies the “old school” style. As a young man he was baptized into music with his love for dancing and expressing his inner talents. One of his first musical inspirations was RUN DMC whose musical genius still is a factor in today’s urban platform.
Even though RUN DMC was his primary eye-opener there were many others. Such as P. Diddy, Grandmaster Flash and Cool Herc. J was impressed with Bad Boy Records and even had the opportunity to visit at Bad Boy Studios. He did not stop there as he even had the chance to interview Grandmaster Flash and take in one of his performances.
Even though many feel like the Hip Hop scene is on its way out J Fontaine is not buying it. Despite the fact that even Hip Hop artist like Nas announced that the genre is dead J feels the art form will live on. He believes it is merely evolving in what he terms “Hip –Pop” (i.e. Rihana or Chris Brown). J even dabbled into meshing the two genres dance – hip-hop way before it became the norm. He admits that towards the end of the 90’s and 2000’s the BPM’s in Hop-Hop music decreased that gave rise to a drop in the community. It was not until Jay-Z Records brought back some of that dance style that the music is still breathing.
Currently, J Fontaine is about to release a full album entitled “J. Fontaine Presents” in January 2013. He made it his business to bring on more talented collaborators on the new project. The album features twelve solid tracks that are due to make their musical mark. Besides this development he is working on another track “Jacks a Wild”. His goal is to sell 20,000 units or more for 2013 to start. In today’s market some major artist cannot reach that. The independent artist is growing strong and the voice of J Fontaine is one of them. You can keep up with J. Fontaine by visiting http://jfontaine.stereokiller.com/
by Nick Christophers
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