J. Taylor has been creating music since he was 13. He fell in love with music over the years of hearing Marvin Gaye and other old school artist as his grandmother cleaned their home while his mother was away at work. Music was his escape from the harsh reality of a child growing up with Alopecia.
Greatly influenced by fellow Illinois native, Kanye West, J. Taylor first leap into music was as a producer, until he was asked to feature on a song.
“As soon as I heard my voice from the speakers, I knew this was what I wanted to do forever,” he says.”I admit it took a while for me to get comfortable with my voice, but seeing how others reacted to my lyrics gave me a feeling that I would never forget.”
In all efforts to keep his image authentic, he chose to use his real name as his stage name; J for Julius and Taylor, which is his last name. His musical sound has been self defined as “Feel Music”, which is the art of freely expressing oneself through song. Many artists place themselves in an invisible box by sticking to one style of music or a particular genre. J. Taylor is not afraid to express himself or share his experiences through other genre other than Rap. He doesn’t settle for just creating club music or party songs, but he shares his feelings of love, lust, and his own struggles. Hip Hop is not just a form of expression to him, but it is his profession and religion.
KEVIN DWANE DIXON ( BORN AUGUST 12, 1980 IN NEWPORT, AR), CURRENTLY KNOWN AS BLACNATUALZ AS AN AMERICAN RAPPER. BLACNATURALZ A MAN OF MANY ALIASES, TO SOME HE’S KNOWN AS SLICK, TO SOME BOSSMACADON. RAISED IN A SINGLE PARENT HOME WITH MOM AND SISTER. GREW UP IN THE NEWPORT HOUSING PROJECTS, A WELL KNOWN DRUG AND GANG AREA. NON- ACTIVE IN SPORTS IN HIS EARLY YEARS, WELL EDUCATED GRADUATE OF NEWPORT HIGH SCHOOL, CLASS OF 98. GOT INVOLVED IN THE STREETS AT AGE 12. CAME OFF THE PORCH IN 94. STARTED DEALIN IN THE ENVIRONMENT WHERE HE WAS RAISED. LATER BECAME A KNOWN ILLEGAL DRUG DEALER, WHICH LATER GOT HIM A CONVICTION:POSSESION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER COCAINE 72 GRAMS, IN SEPTEMER 2006. DURING INCARCERATION OBTAINED A PARALEGAL/LEGAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE THRU BLACKSTONE CAREER INSTITUTE. DIDN’T MAKE IT BACK TO THE STREETZ UNTIL DECEMBER 2010. STARTED PUTTING WORDS TOGETHER IN EARLY MARCH. RECORDED FIRST SONG: GET RITE TO IT IN MAY 2011. GOT BACK IN SYNC WITH A COMPUTER AND THE INTERNET, STARTED WRITING RHYMES EVERYDAD AND RECORDINGTHEM OUT OF A CLOSET IN THE PROJECT. UPLOADED FIRST SONG THRU YOU TUBE USING A HANDHELD SONY DIGITAL CAMERA OPERATED BY YOUNGEST SON. CAUGHT A BUZZ THROUGH THE STREET OF TOWN OFF A ROUGH DRAFT AND FROM THERE EVERYTHING ELSE JUST FELL INTO PLAY. TO I AM BLACNATURALZ A TRAPPER TURN RAPPER.
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