- Artist: J120
- Format: CD
- Release Date:2/24/2009
First there were the Bestie Boys, then there was Eminem; now there is J120. When it comes to credible white rappers, the list is very short; but J120 is earning his way onto that list. J120 (born Jason A. Weaver) has come a long way. When J began his career as a rapper, he was far from a hip-hop artist; but he is proving himself to be one of the greats. J began his recording career in 1999 at the age of 19. In 1999 J started recording at Amerisound Studios in Hilliard OH with Mike Hester as his producer. Mike provided the foundation that J needed to succeed in the music business. Throughout the years J and Mike worked off and on until one day J called Mike up only to find out that Mike was no longer producing Rap. This put J in a bind, but J didn't stop working toward his dream of being a successful hip-hop artist. J began visiting numerous studios and meeting with numerous producers, but J could not find a producer that provided the inspiration that Mike had. Finally, J decided that he would produce his own tracks. In 2002 J began recording his first Rap album, but was quickly shot down by record label execs at "Demo Fastbreak" held in Columbus OH in 2003. Frustrated by the results of his meetings with the executives at Demo Fastbreak, J called Mike up one more time. This time Mike had good news for J. He decided to start producing Hip-Hop once again, but only for J. When J started working with Mike again, he suggested that his son Mike Cooke take over the role as J's producer. After recording two tracks, Battle (not released) and Crime Scene, J began seeing a new light at the end of the tunnel. At the end of 2004 J met his promotions manager (now head of promotions for CGS Records) Amber Dziema; and flew down to Orlando FL (only to be turned down once again by record execs). But good news waited on J when he got back from Florida; Amber had set up a meeting for J and Kitastraphy Records out of CT. In 2005, J and Mike Cooke made a trip to Boston to sign a recording contract with Kitastraphy Records and begin recording his debut album; but Kitastraphy Records had different stipulations in the contract than they had originally discussed with J. J turned down the contract and returned back to Ohio. It was then that J and Mike decided to begin their own record label, now known as Come Git Sum Records (the name was thought up by Josh Brown - AKA BIG DOLLA). Over the next 3 years J and Mike 'Tha Lutenant' Cooke worked on developing Come Git Sum Records into a major independent label. In that time J has been working on his debut album. J has also worked on several mix tracks since 2005. After setting numerous release dates (which have not been met because of many reasons), J120's debut album is set to be released in Feb. 2009, which J and the rest of the Come Git Sum Records' staff are confident will send J120 to the top of the charts. J120 is proving himself every day to be truly Dogmatic.
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